More Food Doesn’t Guarantee Less Hunger

More Food Doesn’t Guarantee Less Hunger

Every October, world leaders and corporate executives gather in Iowa to present the World Food Prize. Intended to celebrate those who make the largest contributions to increasing the world’s food supply, the recipients are announced each year by the U.S....
Junking Food Is Bad for Everyone

Junking Food Is Bad for Everyone

Several years ago, I worked in a grocery store bakery. At the end of each day, we threw away piles of perfectly good food. Before the store closed, employees walked down each aisle, checking the expiration dates of bread, bagels, and cookies to toss out whatever...
Summertime Hunger Spike

Summertime Hunger Spike

Summertime can be a carefree, relaxing season filled with cookouts, backyard picnics, and trips to the ice cream truck. But for too many kids, summer vacation means having an empty stomach. Child hunger and food insecurity often peak during the long, hot break. At a...
The Ethanol Industry’s $6 Billion Christmas Gift

The Ethanol Industry’s $6 Billion Christmas Gift

Who needs $6 billion? I do! Especially during the holiday season when I try to balance my budget and ever-growing Santa wish lists. I can also tell you who doesn’t need $6 billion this year: big oil and gas conglomerates. They just got a little extra via the...