Global Food Supply

1:13pm

Tue December 3, 2013
Agriculture

The Push For GMO Labeling Comes To Colorado

Protesters in Denver rallied this past summer at the state capitol, asking legislators to act on a GMO labeling rule.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

4:25pm

Wed October 9, 2013
Agriculture

South Korea Halts Beef Imports From Colorado-Based Meatpacker

A 22 ton shipment of beef from one of JBS USA's meatpacking facilities tested positive for Zilmax, a controversial feed additive meant to make cattle gain weight quickly.
Credit I believe I can fry / Flickr/Creative Commons

10:39am

Tue October 1, 2013
World

1 In 8 Suffers From Chronic Hunger Globally, U.N. Report Says

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 11:17 am

Schoolgirls eat a free midday meal in Hyderabad, India, last month. India has offered such meals since the 1960s to persuade impoverished parents to send their children to school. A U.N. report released Tuesday finds modest progress in the worldwide fight against chronic hunger.
Mahesh Kumar A. AP

Worldwide, roughly 1 in 8 people suffered from chronic hunger from 2011 to 2013, according to a new report from three U.N. food agencies.

They concluded that 842 million people didn't get enough food to lead healthy lives in that period, a slight drop from the 868 million in the previous report.

The modest change was attributed to several factors, from economic growth in developing countries to investments in agriculture. And in some countries, people have benefited from money sent home by migrant workers. But the gains were unevenly distributed, the report's authors say.

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10:37am

Tue August 20, 2013
The Salt

Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 1:25 pm

A child eats instant noodles on a train at the Harbin Railway Station in northeast China.
Wang Jianwei Xinhua /Landov

9:26am

Tue June 25, 2013
The Salt

Will GMOs Help Protect Ugandan Families Against Hunger?

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:45 am

A woman sells bananas at the Kampala Airport. Ugandans eat about a pound of the fruit, on average, per day.
Ronald Kabuubi AP

While a few states in the U.S. are debating mandatory labels for genetically modified foods, some African nations are considering a bigger question: Should farmers be allowed to plant genetically modified crops at all?

The question carries extra weight in countries like Uganda, where most people are farmers who depend on their own crops for food.

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