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Food Insecurity

The stability of the world’s food supply is increasingly at risk due to climate change, a new report said, causing soil erosion, vegetation loss, wildfires, permafrost thaw and water scarcity. […] Read More

An estimated 113 million people were food insecure and experienced hunger in 2018, a report found. The two leading causes were conflict and climate change. […] Read More

For many college students, hunger and even homelessness are an ongoing struggle. However, churches today can lessen the stress of food and housing insecurity of these students. […] Read More

With 815 million hungry neighbors, including 21 million Baptists, living in food-deficit countries, Christians must continue to collaborate together. Even small gifts have tremendous impact. […] Read More

Over the next decade, global food insecurity is expected to decline by 336 million people, a government report says, but that will still leave 446 million without reliable access to food. […] Read More

Conflict has placed eight nations at either “high risk” of or “on watch” for food insecurity as 2018 begins, according to a United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) quarterly report for January to March 2018. The nations deemed to be at “high risk” of food insecurity due to ongoing or intermittent conflict are Afghanistan, […] Read More

A significant number of children in high-income nations are impoverished and experiencing food insecurity. The U.N. analyzed 41 nations it identified as “high income” that are part of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In this group, 21 percent of children currently live in poverty, while 12.5 percent are […] Read More

What factors have compelled the largest mass migration of people since World War II? That is the focus of a new report from the United Nations’ World Food Programme, which seeks to better understand “the complex relationships between food insecurity, conflict and migration.” Food insecurity and conflict must be considered together because protracted conflicts with […] Read More

Food insecurity continues to trend downward from its high point of 14.9 percent of U.S. households in 2011. In 2015, 12.7 percent (15.8 million households) were food insecure, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Of this total, 7.7 percent of households had low food security and 5 percent qualified as having very low […] Read More

The global population considered food insecure has declined by 167 million since 2005 and by 216 million since 1992, according to a new report issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the World Food Programme. Yet 795 million people remain malnourished with 780 million of these […] Read More