Hunger in the News: Justice reform, mother’s health and child malnutrition, and climate change

Hunger in the News

Justice Reform in 2015 and Beyond,” by Marc Schindler, The Huffington Post. “Criminal justice reform is enjoying a moment of mainstream support: Mass incarceration is now widely recognized as wasteful, in terms of dollars and lives, and the language of reform has been echoed by politicians, pundits and the media throughout 2015.”

Poverty, mother’s health behind child malnutrition in India: Study,” by The Economic Times. “Short maternal stature, extreme poverty, poor dietary diversity and mother’s lack of education are among the top five risk factors for malnutrition in children in India, according to a new Harvard study.”

Hungry, Homeless and in College,” by Sara Goldrick-Rab and Katherine M.Broton, The New York Times. “THREE months after starting college, Brooke Evans found herself without a place to live. She was 19.”

Child nutrition top priority in January,” by Feedstuffs. “As Senate Agriculture Committee members were unable to reach a bipartisan agreement on childhood nutrition to include in an omnibus bill, both made a commitment to move it across the finish line early in 2016.”

How the movement to end solitary confinement may shed light on how to address mass incarceration,” by David Cloud, The Vera Institute of Justice. “In the United States, there are between 80,000 and 100,000 people confined to prison cells the size of parking spots and exposed to extreme conditions of social isolation, sensory deprivation, and idleness for days, months, years, and even decades at a time—a tally that does not include thousands of others living in similar conditions in jails, juvenile facilities, and immigration detention centers.”

Three Ways “The Poor” and Communities of Faith Are Leading the Way on Climate Change,” by Ryan P. Cumming, The Huffington Post. “New reports suggest climate change could push more than 100 million people into poverty in just the next 15 years. “Climate change hits the poorest the hardest,” says World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim, “and our challenge now is to protect tens of millions of people from falling into extreme poverty because of a changing climate.”

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