Today’s Solutions: May 29, 2024

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UK bill could fast-track gene-editing and improve food security

As we deduce more about the future with the changing climate, it becomes clear that secure and reliable food production will be a challenge. Gene-edited products could be a big help in making climate-resilient crops and securing our food supply.  A bill on genetic technologies before the UK Read More...

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This app helps distribute food to people experiencing hunger

According to Feeding America, as many as 35 million Americans experienced food insecurity prior to Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, that number has grown to 42 million in 2021. Pittsburg nonprofit 412 Food Rescue thinks that the root problem of hunger lies in the distribution of food since Read More...

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Developing countries can address food insecurity with tiny fish

We've previously written about the health benefits of eating sardines, but thanks to the work of nutrition specialist Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted, the potential of these tiny fish (along with anchovies) will be unlocked to improve the overall health and food security of impoverished communities in Read More...

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Food banks apply behavioral economics to promote choice and healthy eating

This year, food banks and pantries around the world were stretched thin by the pandemic. They were and still are an essential resource for families in need, especially for households that were gravely impacted by Covid-19. Estimates indicate that the demand for these nonprofit services in the Read More...

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Meet Cheyenne Sundance: The young advocate for urban agriculture

Cheyenne Sundance is a young Toronto resident passionate about urban farming. She believes that it can be a viable career, however, she also realizes that for many underprivileged communities, getting into urban agriculture just isn’t realistic. She states that “there is so much systemic Read More...

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Michael Jordan donates $2m from hit documentary to help those facing hunger

Former Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan scores yet again! On Thanksgiving eve, the NBA superstar donated $2 million to Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief outfit which has been particularly busy amidst the pandemic. The proceeds of the donation have come from the Emmy-winning Read More...

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This text-message-based platform is helping solve hunger in America

Considering that a whopping 40 percent of food in America becomes waste, it seems outright ridiculous that restaurants commonly throw out excess food. Recognizing the severity of the issues of waste and food insecurity in America, a group of out-of-the-box thinkers known as Not Impossible Read More...

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Scientists are battling locust swarms from space

Locust swarms are serious. In a single day, a desert locust swarm (about 40 million bugs) can eat as much food as 35,000 people in a single day — and in the summer of 2020, billions of locusts were devouring crops across East Africa and the Middle East as part of an outbreak the size of which Read More...

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This small Canadian restaurant gives free food to those in need

Tackling homelessness and food insecurity can seem like an insurmountable feat, but a Middle Eastern restaurant in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is doing its part to help. Every day, Big Bite Pita provides free meals to people in need for an hour a day, 7 days a week. The restaurant opened its doors Read More...

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Urban farming can alleviate food insecurity in American cities

Feeding people in major cities exerts a lot more pressure on the environment than you might think. Take the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area, for example, which has a total population of some 7 million people. Feeding that many people means importing 2.5 to 3 million tons of food per day over an Read More...