CHICAGO, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, April 15th, 2011 Mediaplanet published one of the most comprehensive guides to Conquering Hunger and distributed it to millions with the help of the Global FoodBanking Network, Feeding America, and Heifer International.
Ellen Gustafson Discusses World Hunger and Its Relation to Rising Obesity Rates:
Ellen Gustafson, founder and executive director of 30 Projects, argues that the answer to the dual problems of hunger and obesity are "strikingly similar: better agricultural infrastructure to get good food to people everywhere, local purchasing of food aid, healthy school meals for all children, and a food safety net to ensure that the hungriest people don't fall through the cracks."
Jeffrey Klein Presents Food Banking as a Solution
Jeffrey D. Klein, president and CEO of the Global FoodBanking Network, discusses food disparity globally and showcases foodbanking as a way to "break the barriers between surplus food... and hungry people." In one article within the 16-page report, Klein explains "...much of what is grown, processed, and manufactured is never consumed because of logistical challenges, failure to harvest, post-harvest loss, waste, and inadequate legal and tax incentives for donations."
With the help of the Global FoodBanking Network, 30 Project, Bayer Cropscience, Bread for the World, Heifer international, UN's World Food Programme, ONE.org, World Neighbors, Operation USA, MAZON, The American Peanut Council, Feeding America, Land of Nod, MOWAA, Caesars Foundation, SOS Children's Villages, SEVA, Sonoma-Cutrer, Kellog Company, ChildFund International, World Vision, and the AARP Foundation, Mediaplanet published one of the largest distributed Hunger Awareness reports in US history.
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