January 29, 2013 |
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The images almost shimmer with beauty: a lush green landscape in South Sudan, a Kenyan market abundant with ripe vegetables, a luminous lake sunset in Mali, a misty forest in Liberia. The pictures could grace a travel brochure. But the advertising campaign, launched in Britain in late December, is aimed at raising funds for an Oxfam anti-hunger drive titled "Food for All. " "Let's make Africa famous for its epic landscapes, not hunger," says the ad's slogan, found on billboards and in print and digital formats.
August 24, 2008 |
North Korea is reportedly claiming that it has developed a new kind of noodle that makes people feel full longer than ordinary food. Choson Sinbo newspaper said that the noodle, made with a mixture of beans and corn, doesn't make people "feel a sense of hunger that generally comes soon after eating [ordinary] noodle." The Tokyo-based newspaper, considered a mouthpiece for the regime in Pyongyang, cited a North Korean research institute. It didn't elaborate on how the special noodle works or how long people who eat it can go without hunger pangs.
November 16, 2009 |
Iran's first lady made a rare public appearance and even more rare, a speech, at a Rome forum on the eve of a U.N. summit to fight hunger. The wife of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is believed never to have made a speech before. First Lady Azam Sadat Farahi came to the forum of wives of heads of state before the three-day summit on strategies to fight world hunger at the Rome headquarters of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. She spoke from her seat among the spouses of about 60 leaders, an FAO official said.
November 16, 2005
The Nov. 13 editorial, "A historic opportunity," estimated that at least 1 million children may have died of malaria last year. Question: If these children did not die of malaria, would they then have died of hunger? So while the Global Fund will fight malaria, who is going to fight hunger in Africa? STEPHEN J. HOWARD Studio City
May 4, 1987 |
More than 25,000 New Englanders took to the streets Sunday in the area's 18th annual Walk for Hunger to raise money to feed the needy. Officials at Project Bread, organizers of the event, said their Walk for Hunger is the nation's largest single walking event and the largest annual one-day fund-raiser to fight hunger within the United States. Officials at Project Bread said the walk had raised $2.5 million, an increase of more than 25% from the previous year.
September 19, 2012
Re "Grocer's plan to use E-Verify stirs anger," Sept. 17 Congratulations to the owner of Mi Pueblo Food Center for having the courage to stand up for what is right and deciding to participate in the federal E-Verify program. Many of the grocer's critics fail to consider an important benefit of E-Verify: to make sure that a person applying for a job using a Social Security number in fact obtained that number legally. My fiancee was the victim of identity theft when a person used her Social Security number for employment in another state.