Hunger in the News: Climate change, world poverty, and mass incarceration

Hunger in the News

Leonardo DiCaprio uses Best Actor Oscar speech to draw attention to climate change,” by Molly Driscoll, The Christian Science Monitor. “”The Revenant” actor Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Actor after having been nominated several times before and DiCaprio used a large amount of his time onstage to draw attention to climate change.”

Students Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Books and Food,” by Clare Cady, The Chronicle of Higher Education. “’I had a career,’” she told me, her eyes welling with tears. ‘I took care of my kids and myself, and I didn’t need anyone’s help … and now, I’m here,’ she said, referring to Oregon State University’s Human Services Resource Center, a facility for low-income students which I directed until last year. As she spoke, the floodgates opened, and I handed her a box of tissues. She told me she had not eaten and was worried about being evicted. She said she could not get a job to support her family without a degree.”

Namibia: Climate Change Undermines Poverty Eradication Efforts,” by AllAFrica. “Minister of Economic Planning and Director-General of the National Planning Commission Tom Alweendo says the effects of climate change will make it difficult to end poverty and hunger in the country.”

Farming, food experts discuss world hunger at summit,” by Alan Burdziak, Columbia Daily Tribune. “People around the world go to bed hungry every day, and another 2 billion to 3 billion humans are expected to be on earth by 2050. Feeding them all will not be an easy task.”

America has locked up so many black people it has warped our sense of reality,” by Jeff Guo, The Washington Post. “For as long as the government has kept track, the economic statistics have shown a troubling racial gap. Black people are twice as likely as white people to be out of work and looking for a job. This fact was as true in 1954 as it is today.”

To reduce hunger in Africa, work with poor farmers – not against them,” by Neil Dawson, The Guardian. “In the 1960s and 1970s, a “green revolution” of agricultural modernisation swept through many Asian countries, helping farmers and transforming economies as it went.”

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