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Food and Water
The argument is often made that reducing food waste can help curb malnourishment, mitigate climate change and save natural resources. A new report suggests reducing food waste can also help cities save money. Find out how.
Scheduling 22 trucks and 360 daily food pickups and deliveries could be a logistics nightmare. But technology is a wonderful thing. Read how Cisco's HyperFlex System helps City Harvest expand its anti-hunger operations.
From a Texas fire department to flood-prone neighborhoods in Tanzania to Cleveland-area hospices, drones are demonstrating they have the potential to do good – a lot of it in fact. Learn about seven compelling examples.
Requests for emergency food assistance are on the rise – and hungry people are being turned away. Shouldn't our communities be doing more? From London to Philly, we've got examples of some that are.
Four nonprofits will split a $2 million prize from the Australian government's InnovationXchange program in partnership with Google's Impact Challenge. Read about the innovative aid projects the grants are supporting.
Singapore is an island city-state teeming with people, but not enough arable land to feed them without relying heavily on imports. But that's changing. Panasonic is producing 81 tons of fresh greens annually under LED lights in a Singapore warehouse – and it wants to do even more.
More sustainable and effective crop production can reduce hunger and poverty and make communities stronger. Read about some fascinating new tech-based efforts to optimize agriculture, from India to Western Australia.
Seven retailers – Amazon and Safeway among them – were chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a two-year pilot offering food stamp recipients in seven states the opportunity to order and pay for groceries online. The goal is to increase access to healthy foods for low-income families and individuals. Will it work?
Malaysian teens call their mobile food surplus app Robin Food; in Brazil restaurant diners are encouraged to eat a little less but pay full price to help combat child hunger and malnutrition. Read about more novel efforts around the world to reduce food waste, hunger and greenhouse gases.