united nations

HUMAN RIGHTS

Congressman Appears to Forget that Food Actually Is a Basic Human Right

The UN sort of settled this question back in 1948, guys.
Danielle Wayda
11.30.18
agriculture

Agricultural Workers Face Constant, Horrific Human Rights Violations, a New UN Report Shows

Each year, an average of 170,000 agricultural workers are killed at work globally.
Hannah Keyser
10.26.18
refugees

For Refugees, Internet Access Has Become as Important as Food and Water

The report, which looked at data from 44 different countries, found that Internet access has become “as vital to them as food, water, or shelter” for many refugees.
Nick Rose
9.16.16
africa

Half of Africa Doesn’t Have Enough Food

The report is supposed to provide an early-warning system that alerts the world to the need for outside assistance due to food scarcity in troubled countries.
Alex Swerdloff
3.11.16
hunger

You Can Now Help Feed Refugees with Your Phone

The WFP has launched an app that lets users donate 50 cents to feed a child refugee from Syria for a day.
Wyatt Marshall
11.12.15
hunger

The WFP Wants to End Global Hunger in 15 Years

The World Food Programme believes that if people can’t feed themselves, there will never be peace. In the next 15 years, it hopes to achieve what it calls Zero Hunger—but it has some significant hurdles to jump.
Matthew Zuras
10.12.15
food waste

Why 30 World Leaders Ate a Lunch Made Out of Trash This Weekend

At yesterday's UN summit in New York City, the food-waste-themed menu included dishes such as "Landfill Salad" and a burger made of vegetable scraps. Here's why.
Hilary Pollack
9.28.15
politics

What It's Like to Cook for Some of the World's Most Powerful People

I've cooked for Ban-Ki Moon, the Queen of Norway, and Kofi Annan. During my time working as a chef for royalty and high-ranking politicians, I've seen a lot of crap.
Stewart Wadden
9.7.15
WTF

The UN Really Wants You to Vacation in an Abandoned Meat Factory

Nothing says fun in the sun quite like the guarantee of tetanus and a metric shit-ton of disgruntled cow ghosts.
Alex Swerdloff
7.10.15
ISIS

ISIS Is Rebranding Stolen UN Food Rations with Its Own Logo

Photos have emerged online that apparently depict Islamic State members in Syria distributing food boxes stolen from the UN's World Food Programme, rebranded with the ISIS logo.
Matthew Zuras
2.3.15
NORTH KOREA

Should the World Be Funding Food Aid to North Korea?

Millions of North Koreans remain under-nourished while Pyongyang continues its nuclear programme and startling array of status projects. But is foreign food aid the most valuable response?
David Whelan
9.12.14
sustainability

How American Cricket Farmers Raise Bugs for Us to Eat

If Westerners begin to eat insects alongside chicken and beef, will bug farms be held to the same standards as sustainably grown animals? I spoke to one Ohio-based cricket farmer to figure out how he's raising noisy creatures for human consumption.
Elettra Wiedemann
8.14.14