food

Podcasts
0 What’s In A Strawberry? Poverty and Racism

Michael Valiant/Flickr There’s nothing like sitting down at the table with a bowl of fresh berries from the store. Rinse them, maybe sprinkle a bit of sugar on top, and enjoy. Sweet and healthy. What’s not to like? Seldom do we consider where the berries come from. That’s where medical…

Environment
1 Are there trade-offs in feeding the world?

UgandaIamNotUnique A world-wide hunger problem with a continuing growing population means that food is increasingly important. Some 842 million people suffer from chronic hunger. That means one out of every eight people is food insecure. More than 7 billion people are on the planet today. The additional population (roughly 10…

World Politics
2 The 10 stories you missed while following the Philippines

The disaster following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines rightly has dominated the global twenty-four hour news cycle. Humanosphere has devoted more of our reporting time to the issue than anything else this week. With nearly one million people displaced and close to twelve million affected, the scope of the problem…

Human Rights
1 How much do your food snacks and beverages hurt the poor?

Have you ever wondered to what extent that can of Pepsi or Coke – or the quasi-potato-chip Pringles or that quasi-chocolate Snickers bar – hurts the poor?

No? Well, Oxfam and its Behind the Brands campaign staff would like you to wonder about that. And they would like to then go check out the anti-poverty advocacy organization’s colorful online interactive chart that will tell you in quantifiable terms just how well, or badly, the top 10 food companies do when it comes to displacing poor farmers from their land, or otherwise undermining their rights and well-being.

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