News

At WhyHunger we know it’s important to stay critically informed on the issues related to hunger and poverty, so here's a compilation of articles that highlight the intersections of racial, social and environmental justice to spur conversations and keep you up-to-date with relevant news.

New York Times: Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria
Plantain trees flattened by Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, P.R. In a matter of hours, the storm destroyed about 80 percent

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Fast Company: How Climate Change is Making Hunger Worse Around the World

The annual Global Food Security Index is now tracking a country’s natural resource supply, and its resiliency in the event Read more.
In These Times: Racist Blowback Against Colin Kaepernick Isn’t Just About Him: It’s Aimed at Black Resistance Itself

Protesters rally in front of to City Hall in support of the decision to bring charges against the six police Read more.
New York Times: How to Win Against Big Soda

CreditMikey Burton The soda industry won big in Chicago this week when county commissioners voted to scrap the 1-cent-per-ounce tax Read more.
Common Dreams: Yes, Half of Americans Are In or Near Poverty: Here’s More Evidence

A family with bags from a service that provides for people in need in Oswego, N.Y. in 2012. (Photo: Spencer Read more.
The Washington Post: Oh Snap! It’s Been 40 Years Since the Food Stamps Act

(iStock photo)Friday marks the 40th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s signing of the Food Stamp Act. During the modern program’s 40-year history, the Read more.
Toward Freedom: Starved of Justice and Sovereignty, Social Movements Fight for Way Out of Global Food Crisis

Members of La Via Campesina march at the organization’s VIIth International Conference in Derio, Basque Country in July, 2017. Credit: Read more.
Buzzfeed: Black Farmers Grapple With a Changing Economy

Steven Hawkins is younger than a good number of his blueberry bushes. We are standing in the space between rows of Read more.
Yes! Magazine: “How to Help 55 Million People Out of Food Deserts”

Check out this analysis of so-called “food desserts” in the U.S. and the organizations – like WhyHunger’s partner Growing Home Read more.
Vox: “No, Poor People Don’t Eat More Junk Food Than Everyone Else”

New data debunks the assumption that low-income individuals eat more fast, unhealthy food than other socioeconomic groups. Turns out the Read more.
Huffington Post: “How Welfare’s Work Requirements Can Deepen and Prolong Poverty”

People who are eligible for a federal, time-limited welfare program for very low-income families must be working or looking for Read more.
Mother Jones: “Simply Drinking Water Shouldn’t Be This Dangerous”

Learn what Flint, MI and Pittsburgh, PA have in common when it comes to tainted water and public health, as Read more.