Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Faith, food and martial arts celebrated Comments 0

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
leo

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

A course in Indonesian food storage at Marist Training Centre Tutu Comments 0

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Fourteen people on Taveuni, Fiji, have been learning Indonesian food preservation techniques and food therapy at the Marist Training Centre in Tutu, Wairiki. “Participants are learning methods of preserving food while still retaining all its nutrient levels in its preserved state,” said Indonesian Ambassador Chandra Salim. “Food that can be preserved for one to two days Read more

Malnutrition crisis on Thailand-Burma border Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Up to 5,000 Burmese children living on the Thai border face severe malnourishment, as the international donor community withdraws funds and shifts its attention back to Burma. As many as 2,000 children are experiencing stunted growth and nearly 1,000 are acutely malnourished, said Andrew Scadding, director of the Thai Children’s Trust, during an interview with Read more