Food Insecurity

The Leonard Lopate Show

Genes, Going Hungry, and John Turturro as a Gigolo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Andy Borowitz fills in for Leonard Lopate. On today’s show: Find out how our lives shape our genes and how our genes shape our lives. Adam Begley discusses the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike. Our Strapped series continues with a look at the connection between poverty and food insecurity, hunger and obesity. John Turturro talks about writing, directing and starring in “Fading Gigolo.”


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Food Insecurity and Hunger in America

Monday, April 14, 2014

Joel Berg, Executive Director of New York City Coalition Against Hunger talks about why food insecurity is so high in this country and what can be done to reduce it.

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The Buffetts on Feeding the Hungry

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Howard G. Buffett, his son Howard W. Buffett, and father, the investor Warren Buffett, discuss their philanthropic work and how to bring food security to those around the world who need it. In 2006, when Warren Buffett announced that he was leaving the bulk of his fortune to charity, he posed this question to his son: If you had the resources to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? Howard G. Buffett set out to help the nearly one billion individuals who lack basic food security. His book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World is about Howard’s journey and the lessons he’s learned in places from his own back yard to some of the most dangerous places on earth.

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Turning Food Past Its Sell-By Date into Healthy, Low-Cost Meals

Friday, October 18, 2013

Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, talks about food insecurity, food waste, and his new project, The Daily Table. Rauch plans to open a restaurant/grocery store that will sell prepared food, fruits and vegetables that are past their sell-by dates yet are still fresh and safe to eat. He wants to use some of the grocery industry’s estimated $47 million of wasted food each year to help feed low-income communities.

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Tom Colicchio on Hunger in America

Friday, March 01, 2013

The chef on a new movement to end huger.

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How Food Stopped Being Food

Monday, October 22, 2012

In 2008, farmers grew more than enough to feed the world, yet more people starved than ever before—and most of them were farmers. Harper’s magazine contributing editor Frederick Kaufman investigates the connection between the global food system and why the food on our tables is getting less healthy and less delicious even as the world's biggest food companies and food scientists say things are better than ever. In Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, he moves down the supply chain like a detective solving a mystery, revealing the forces undermining our food system.

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