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Breaking Down Local and National Efforts to Improve Food Security in the U.S.

Words by Thomas Schueneman
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This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

Can You Both Feed the World and Save the Planet?

By Thin Lei Win
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MILAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Innovations in agriculture could feed a growing, hungry world without destroying the planet, a top official of the largest maker of seeds and pesticides told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Monday.

Practices such as cultivating plants that benefit the soil during the off season and leaving land untilled could store carbon-dioxide (CO2) in the ground, said Liam Condon, head of the crop science division for German conglomerate Bayer.

Partners in Purpose: Alliance Data Transforms Food Bank Operations

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The Roadrunner Food Bank serves the entire state of New Mexico. But with 16% of the state being food insecure, and 33% of the food insecure living in rural populations, the food bank needed a way to better serve those in need.
 

Alliance Data and Roadrunner Food Bank: Transforming Data Through Technology

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Alliance Data expanded its partnership with Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico through a significant data-for-good investment that will revolutionize the way the food bank operates and serves its clients. Almost 16 percent of the diverse New Mexico population is food insecure. Roadrunner serves all 33 New Mexican counties across the state—with the majority of people living in rural areas—making it increasingly difficult to distribute food to those in need.

Paths to Food Security

Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
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Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.

Helping Food Banks Achieve Zero Hunger

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In 2015, numerous countries made the commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Currently, 821 million people globally suffer from hunger, and even more do not receive adequate nutrition to live a productive and healthy life. Although we currently produce enough food to feed every single person on the planet, one-third of the current food supply is either wasted or lost.

Hunger Relief Agencies in 14 States Receive $1.8 Million in Support From Tyson Foods

Community Grants to Address Food Insecurity through Mobile Pantries, Backpack Programs and Increased Capacity Building
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SPRINGDALE, Ark., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) ongoing efforts to address food insecurity in its communities, the company announced today $1.8 million in new hunger relief grants. Twenty Feeding America® member food banks and other community hunger relief agencies in 14 states were awarded grants to enhance access to nutritious food and combat hunger. The investments represent approximately five million pounds of food or the equivalent of 20 million servings. 1

Ecocentricity Blog: Taking it Personally

By: John A. Lanier
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In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

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In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

How DSM is Embracing The Sustainable Development Goals

By Isabell Kaminski, Freelance Journalist - GreenBiz
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As the world's largest food ingredient supplier and vitamin producer, Netherlands-based DSM has a clear interest in global nutrition. The company long has had an outward-looking approach to the subject, having signed a partnership with the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) back in 2007 and setting up its own Nutrition Improvement Program.

Since then, its efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition have continued, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proving a particularly good motivator and rallying point for its post-2015 programs.

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