Beckmann on Global Food Security bill

Ending hunger in America and abroad is the goal of the Bread for the World organization and its leader says some great strides are being made.  Reverend David Beckmann, a World Food Prize winner, says the U.S. House is poised to pass the Global Food Security Bill today. In an interview with Brownfield Ag News,… Read more »

Reducing food loss and waste

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It is estimated that one-third of all food produced around the world is lost to food waste.  That includes losses in the field during and after harvest as well as food that is thrown away by grocery stores and consumers. It’s a big issue in the discussion about how we’re going to feed a rapidly increasing global… Read more »

Survey revealed at Iowa Hunger Summit

Survey results released at the Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines, Iowa this week show a majority of Iowans donate food or money to organizations that help people in need. Betsy Danforth-Richey of Iowa Food Access and Health said she sees an untapped opportunity for donating fresh food from gardens, “Because that’s the type of food… Read more »

Fighting rural hunger

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‘Invest an Acre,’ a program where farmers can invest a portion of their harvest to support their local food bank has received a boost from Monsanto Company. Monsanto is partnering with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Archer Daniels Midland and Feeding America in the program by matching contributions of U.S. farmers. “We know that one… Read more »

Iowa FFAers will package meals for Haiti

At their annual leadership conference in Ames next week, hundreds of Iowa FFAers will stand shoulder-to-shoulder packaging special meals for the poor people of Haiti. The project is being coordinated by the Iowa Food and Family Project.  It’s an extension of that organization’s “Special Delivery. Homes. Help. Hope. For Haiti” project launched back in December…. Read more »

Buffett challenges farmers

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation not only has a campaign to save soil, the Foundation also works at the local level to address hunger. Speaking at the Purdue Ag Alumni Fish Fry on Saturday, February 4, Buffett challenged farmers to do their part and donate the proceeds from 1 acre to their local food bank…. Read more »

John Deere’s Project “CAN DO”

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Ever thought about what you could do with 300,000 cans of food? John Deere has, it’s called Project “CAN DO.” “John Deere is going to be constructing a life size combine out of over 300,000 cans of food,” said project manager Nicole Schneider. Schneider says the project is designed to raise awareness of both the… Read more »

The paradox of increased hunger and greater obesity

The paradox of increased hunger and higher obesity rates was one of the topics being discussed Tuesday at the the Iowa Hunger Summit, a prelude to the World Food Prize-Borlaug Dialogue Symposium in Des Moines.  Ellen Gustafson of the 30 Project—an organization working to change the global food system—says it’s because low income people are having a… Read more »

Indiana’s Family of Farmers helps feed those in need

Indiana’s Family of Farmers helped feed the hungry outside of the field this year.  Last month, Indiana’s Family of Farmers presented Feeding Indiana’s Hungry (FIsH) with a check for $3,320.  Emily Weikert Bryant, Executive Director of FIsH says the assistance of the ag community is crucial to getting food from the farm to those most in… Read more »

AARP Drive to End Hunger makes Indy stop

All race season Jeff Gordon and the #24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team have partnered with AARP and the AARP foundation to tackle the growing problem of senior hunger.  This past weekend prior to his 2nd place Brickyard finish he made a stop at Lucas Oil Raceway to present a $10,000 check to Gleaners Food… Read more »