World Hunger

Can We End Hunger By 2030?

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

Over the last 25 years, the number of people suffering from hunger dropped by 50%. Yet, in 2015, there were still 800 million people suffering from hunger in developing countries -- this amounts to twice the population of the entire North American continent.

Breaking Through The Hunger Barrier So Kids Can Learn

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Living
Debbie Wolfe

It's hard to focus on math when your head is pounding. Or decipher complex instructions with your stomach gurgling. And essays are a write-off if you have no fuel. Children filled with nutritious food -- and enough of it -- are fortified to learn. Children who've eaten well can concentrate better and perform better in class.

A Trip To Costco Sparked My Crusade To Reduce Food Waste

Candice Tubbs | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Living
Candice Tubbs

The fact that food is discarded because we "have too much" or because it doesn't look right, or enough wasn't sold and it can be thrown away without a second thought goes to show that this food management program is not working right. We as a society need to learn the importance of eating locally and seasonally.

We Must Learn From El Niño Or Face The Consequences

David Morley | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

The climate phenomenon has left us with not only a trail of destruction so vast that more than one million children will need treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, but also a taste of what could be to come with its stormy sister, La Niña.

For 48 Hours I Endured The Hunger Many Kids Feel Every Day

Matt Batey | Posted 05.06.2016 | Canada Living
Matt Batey

Around the world today, nearly 800 million people are without secure, reliable, regular sources of food to eat. I have never gone hungry a day in my life. It was time to experience just a little of what it's like to be desperate for food, but unable to eat.

How We Can Really Bring An End To World Hunger

Maryam Rehman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Impact
Maryam Rehman

Sustainable Development Goal number two is focused specifically to insure that hunger is nonexistent in our world by 2030. The mission, is to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture."This seems like something that's impossible to achieve, but again, considering the amount of food that is constantly present on the shelves of grocery stores, clearly, this is achievable. Hence, it's not an issue of food available, but instead, one with regards to proper food distribution.

Responding To Negative News: Spread Light, Be A Changemaker

Shujaat Wasty | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Impact
Shujaat Wasty

For every tragic incident in the world today, there are countless more women and men humanitarians -- changemakers -- making the world a better place in their own respective capacities. Light is more potent and powerful in effacing darkness; let's each of us resolve to spread more light around us, in our communities, and throughout our world.

The Goal of Ending Hunger Is Not Far-Fetched

Development Unplugged | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Development Unplugged

While it may be impossible to ensure that every single human has enough food every moment, there have been dramatic changes in what we call 'world hunger'. Already formerly 'hungry countries' like China and Ethiopia have cut hunger rates by more than half over the past twenty years.

Overeating A Threat To Global Security

CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone knows that we eat too much — we're bombarded with warnings about the obesity epidemic every day. But all those extra calories are not only ...

Canada Joins Food Committee to Fight World Food Shortage

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Impact

SASKATOON - Canada is one of six countries to sign the new Food Assistance Convention, an international treaty in which each country promises to provi...

Talking to Your Kids About Hunger

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

Kids are naturally inclined to want to help. But when it comes to something as massive as world hunger, it's hard for young people to believe they can make a difference -- especially when adults don't seem able to solve the problem! Here are five ways you can get your child involved.

The Loot Bag Boycott

Jessica Holmes | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Living
Jessica Holmes

I've been to Africa. I've hung out with kids whose only possession is a ball made of leaves. And guess what -- they were grateful for it. I'll be keeping this in mind when I forgo loot bags at my son's upcoming birthday, and donate the money saved to filling up some bellies.

Famine in Africa: What Is the Long-Term Solution?

Glen Pearson | Posted 10.07.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Western intervention and generosity are necessary and life-saving, but unless new practices that promote new methods of conservation can be ushered in, we'll be hearing of regional famines for years to come.

Food Prices Rising: Here's What on the Menu

Glen Pearson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Canada
Glen Pearson

Oxfam's report is a clarion call to action, especially to Canada, with its impressive wealth but little resolve to deal with hunger's ultimate enemy: climate change.