“We need to feed the world” is biotech’s favorite marketing slogan. It paints proponents of sustainable agriculture as extremists who care more about shopping at Whole Foods than helping the hungry. And it’s so, so wrong.
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Find out what led me to go around dumpster diving in the first place on this Green Divas Radio Show Green Dude segment. Then read on for more details.
Who couldn’t stand to lose a few pounds? What if you had a free weight loss app to help you? And using that app also benefitted your local food bank?
Snow days are fun, aren’t they? You get to play in the powdery white with your kids before heading back in for soup and maybe even some hot cocoa for a snow day treat. For students who rely on the school lunch program, though, snow days mean going hungry.
If you’re looking to upgrade your wardrobe, and you want to buy your clothes from a sustainable clothing company that’s not only making their apparel from organic fabrics, but is supporting the flagging US apparel industry, as well as feeding the hungry with every sale, then Fed by Threads should be your next stop.
Making a difference in someone’s life isn’t nearly as hard as you might think, and sometimes it’s the simplest of things that people really need – such as getting enough food to eat. And you don’t necessarily need to give up something in order to help feed the hungry, as this food app from Mogl demonstrates.
School nutrition standards have been under heavy fire for a long while now and the proposed improvements to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids of Act of 2010 have generated a highly energized movement that is attempting to ensure that kids are given a variety of healthy food choices outside of federally supported meal programs. While the emotionally charged response to what some might consider irresponsible food policy in schools in justifiable, what about those who struggle to put food on the table and are dependent upon food banks and charitable organizations in order to survive?
Today, countries, organizations, and communities are organizing events to educate and raise awareness, with the aim of addressing widespread problems in food supply and distribution systems. These events are raising money to support projects that focus on initiatives such as measures to ease population growth, boost incomes, and prepare farmers to protect their harvests against the negative effects of climate change, among others.
If you have any space at all to grow vegetables or fruit, you can have a significant impact on not only reducing hunger, but also on promoting better nutrition.