Tag: People

Nearly 20 Million More People Hit by Food Crises Last Year | World News

LONDON (Reuters) -Nearly 20 million more people faced food crises last year amid armed conflict, the COVID-19 pandemic and weather extremes, and the outlook for this year is again grim, according to a report by the Global Network Against Food Crises.

The humanitarian agency, set up in 2016 by the European Union and United Nations, also warned that acute food insecurity has continued to worsen since 2017, the first year of its annual report into food crises.

“We must do everything we can to end this vicious cycle. There is no place for famine and starvation in the 21st century,”

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Global hunger crisis hit five year high in 2020 as 155 million people faced severe food insecurity, new U.N. report says

An estimated 155 million people across the globe faced severe food insecurity and were in need of urgent assistance in 2020, according to a U.N. report published Wednesday. Researchers found the number of people experiencing food insecurity at or above a “crisis” level has risen to its highest level in five years, with an increase of nearly 20 million people compared to 2019 — and are warning that millions are at risk of famine if action isn’t taken. 

“155 million people in 55 countries relied on humanitarian assistance just to survive — an unprecedented high and just the tip of

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In South L.A., a gardener teaches people how to grow food

This is the latest in a series we call Plant PPL, where we interview people of color in the plant world. If you have any suggestions for PPL to include in our series, tag us on Instagram @latimesplants.

On the eastern end of a large plot of LADWP-owned land in South Los Angeles, a petite woman wearing a face mask and wide-brim sun hat stands at a card table and transplants small purple mustard seedlings into recycled newspaper pots.

She is surrounded by succulents, which she imported from her home garden to create a barrier from street traffic. Power

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People Are Going Hungry as Trump’s Food Aid Program Runs Out of Money

As more Americans go so hungry that shoplifting of food is on the rise, the president is about to let his Farmers to Families program lapse on December 31. That program has supplied food to needy families during the Covid-19 pandemic, but some states are already running out of funding for it, the Washington Post reported.

Trump announced Farmers to Families as part of the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program in April of 2020, and it launched the next month. It has brought fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and meat from American farms to low-income neighborhoods and food

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People News: December 2020 | WholeFoods Magazine

Tom Grillea has joined Palko Services as the distributor’s new CEO. Grillea brings over 25 years of experience from other distributors, as well as retail experience from his time at Vitamin Shoppe.

Shirley Cohen has been appointed the new CEO of Lycored. Cohen has over two decades of management experience in multinational companies. She will oversee major expansion. The company recently announced that it is more than doubling its tomato-based lycopene production to meet unprecedented demand. Cohen replaces Rony Patishi-Chillim, who joined Lycored in 2014 and takes up the role of VP, Finance at ADAMA, Lycored’s parent company.

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