Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Target: Halve food waste Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
food waste

An international panel of experts, Wednesday, appealed to governments to commit to halving food waste and loss by 2030. The panel says the waste is morally, economically and environmentally unacceptable. Giving the panel his endorsement, Pope Francis tweeted: “We must put an end to the culture of waste, we who pray to the Lord to Read more

Seculosity: How career, parenting, technology, food, politics, and romance became our new religion Comments 0

Monday, August 5th, 2019

A growing number of Americans do not follow a religion. But chances are that the details of their lives — from their phones and their politics to their dinner plates and how they raise their kids — are still ruled by some sort of a religious impulse, says author David Zahl. Zahl is the founder Read more

Faith, food and martial arts celebrated Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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Close to two hundred people were fed physically and spiritually at the Family Banquet featuring celebrity chef and priest Father Leo Patalinghug. The charity event was hosted by the Centre for Marriage and Family (CMF) on 10 November in Tawa, near Wellington. The American Filipino-born priest who travels the world sharing the importance of family dinners, Read more

PNG facing food crisis after drought, frosts, floods Comments 0

Friday, March 4th, 2016

In Papua New Guinea a long drought is over, but some two million people are affected by a lack of food and clean water. Typhoid and skin diseases are rife, malnutrition is on the rise, while, in remote areas, schools and medical centres have been shut down because there is no clean water. Drought and Read more

Outrage as Russia destroys tonnes of Western food Comments 0

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Hundreds of tonnes of food from Western nations have been destroyed in Russia as part of campaign ordered by President Vladimir Putin. The destruction has caused an outcry from anti-poverty campaigners who say the food should have been given to the poor A petition against the action on change.org has already attracted more than 300,000 Read more

Dignity not charity demands Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Pope Francis is demanding dignity, not charity, for the world’s poor and hungry. His comments came on Friday at a UN conference on nutrition hosted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. The Pontiff condemned speculation in food commodities and greed, saying they undermined the global fight against poverty and hunger. “It is also painful to Read more

Child Poverty messenger shot down. What about the message? Comments 4

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
John Murphy together

Those who know me may be surprised to learn I’m saddened Hone Harawira is no longer in Parliament. I’m not in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate. I’m not Māori. I have no particular affinity towards Hone Harawira nor necessarily agree with most of what he says. Hone Harawira however was a strong voice for the disadvantaged, Read more

India’s quest to end world hunger Comments 0

Friday, June 20th, 2014

It may not make his family wealthy, but Devran Mankar is still grateful for the pearl millet variety called Dhanshakti (meaning “prosperity and strength”) he has recently begun growing in his small field in the state of Maharashtra, in western India. “Since eating this pearl millet, the children are rarely ill,” raves Mankar, a slim man Read more

Soup Kitchen welcomes ‘Good Samaritan’ clause in Food Bill Comments 1

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Home of Compassion Soup Kitchen manager Nance Thomson reacted positively to the news the Government is moving to allow supermarkets and restaurants to be more able to donate perishable food. “Our guests will benefit significantly from the change in law”,  she told CathNews. “Our chefs are very creative but will welcome the opportunity to offer Read more

Starvation is ‘scandalous’, Pope tells UN agency Comments 0

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The fact that millions of people face the danger of starvation in today’s world is “truly scandalous”, Pope Francis has told participants in a conference organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. “A way has to be found to enable everyone to benefit from the fruits of the earth … to satisfy the Read more