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Milking the Loss of Local Food

Through a variety of mechanisms, globalization and corporatization of food systems have led to a drastic shift in dietary habits, characterized by an increased consumption of both highly processed foods and animal foods, and a decreased consumption of nutrient-dense plant foods. This leads to the “double burden” affecting an increasing number of countries in the Global South: malnutrition and obes... »

Milk, Food Aid and the Narrative of Lack

Milk, Food Aid and the Narrative of Lack

This post by guest contributor Nassim Nobari is the first in a series exploring the assumptions, as well as the cultural, economic and health implications, of distributing milk and other dairy products as food aid in communities where dairy is not traditionally consumed. »

Why We Need Plant-Based Approaches to Global Hunger

Why We Need Plant-Based Approaches to Global Hunger

The holiday season is officially upon us, and groups like Heifer International and OxFam are ramping up their "animal gifting" donation campaigns with a deluge of catalogs and emails encouraging people to "gift" farmed animals to food insecure families in developing countries. But animal agriculture is a leading contributor to climate change and food insecurity. Here's why efforts to reduce global... »

7 Ways Plant Foods Are Fighting Global Hunger

7 Ways Plant Foods Are Fighting Global Hunger

Animal agriculture is a major driver of climate change and food insecurity. Efforts to reduce hunger should focus on sustainable plant-based approaches wherever possible. Here's why and how. »

Ethiopian Food Share Program

Short Title: Ethiopia Program Teaser Text: Click to see our work: conferences, UN visits, and our weekly Food-Share Program. Image: »

Ethiopian Conference & Food Share Program

AWFW partnered with the International Fund for Africa and the Ethiopian Vegan Association to organize the Vegan Food Partners conference that attracted more than 100 attendees and extensive television coverage. New volunteers also joined EVA and our training for the weekly Food Sharing Program that feeds more than 100 people every Saturday for only $60! Image: »

Grant Summaries ~ 2010-2Q

Grant Summaries ~ 2010-2Q

Community and Sustainability Community Solutions promotes the benefits of small local communities and emphasizes the impact food choices have on our environment. They educate the public and policymakers about the value of plant-based and local food choices and the dangers of factory farming. DC VegFest DC VegFest  is a well-known free vegetarian outreach festival held at The George Washington Univ... »

Scarcity vs. Distribution

our projects that feed people A few key issues concerning world hunger and global food security are addressed below. Overview Meat is a form of overconsumption and redistribution that increases scarcity. It’s common to hear that there’s plenty of food, the problem is distribution not scarcity. But it’s not a simple either/or situation. Both scarcity and distribution are complex a... »