Posts Tagged ‘Malnutrition’

Food waste is deadlier than malaria

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Reducing food waste will reduce hunger and malnutrition, and save an estimated $1 trillion a year, a newly released report says. The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) report, ‘Preventing nutrient loss and waste across the food system: Policy actions for high-quality diets,’ finds regularly eating poor-quality food has become a greater public health Read more

Pope says hunger is caused by indifference, selfishness

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Pope Francis says hunger is caused by “the indifference of many and the selfishness of a few”. Saying much can be done to help change this, Francis sent a message on Monday to participants in the 40th General Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations who were meeting in Rome. He Read more

Priest laments PNG’s shocking child health statistics

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Catholic priest in Papua New Guinea has condemned the nation’s shocking child health statistics. Writing in PNG’s Catholic Reporter, Fr John Glynn of the We Care Foundation in Port Moresby pointed to United Nation’s statistics that he called “terrifying in their implications”. Fr Glynn wrote that 45 per cent of PNG children have stunted Read more

Pope Francis condemns waste of food

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Pope Francis has condemned the waste of food as a symptom of a “throwaway culture” and said hunger and malnutrition should never be considered “an inescapable fact of life”. He called for greater efforts to build a worldwide “culture of encounter and solidarity”. The Pope’s words came in his annual message for World Food Day, Read more

Bishop Duckworth accepts the Challenge to Live Below the Line

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The Anglican Bishop of Wellington, Justin Duckworth, has taken TEAR Fund’s dare to live on just $2.25 a day for all his food and drink for five days, 24 to 28 September. “In today’s world, I believe extreme poverty and inequality are unjustifiable and unfair, and that’s why I am taking part. Live Below the Line demonstrates Read more

Malnutrition crisis on Thailand-Burma border

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