world hunger

Food for All Targets 1 Million Meals – Celebrates 25 years

Food For All workers, who provide 1,000 meals a day, outside the charity’s Matchless Gifts shop.

Published: 13 August 2015 By DANIEL KRAMER A FOOD charity is appealing to musicians and artists to help provide a million meals to Camden’s homeless next year. Food For All – which drives food to drop-off points in Kentish Town, Camden Town and King’s Cross daily – celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The charity is hoping to stage a Christmas fundraising gig following a rise in demand triggered by austerity cuts, according to director Peter “Para” O’Grady. He said: “I’ve seen a distinct rise in homelessness in the past few years. An increasing number of single parents and elderly people are coming to us. Today, people often see homeless people as criminals. Where has the society of compassion gone?” He added: “There are 1,000 meals going out each day. About 80 percent of the recipients are regulars. Some of them have been coming for 20 years.” Food For All has already benefited from some celebrity supporters, with guest list proceeds of a recent Libertines gig in Camden Town being donated to the charity. Its Matchless Gifts shop, in Caledonian Road, receives donations from celebrities such as Paul Cook (Sex Pistols) and actor Russell Brand. To learn more about Food for All visit: http://foodforall.org.uk/

Sir Paul McCartney Endorses the work of Food for Life Global

[youtube width=”600″ height=”315″]https://youtu.be/_12MWwCe90A[/youtube]Sir Paul McCartney has been a long time vegetarian and activist for animals and the planet. Recently he took the time to recognize the work of Food for Life Global and honor the volunteers for achieving 40 years of service to the community.  Food for Life Global, affiliate, Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary recently joined hands with Mr. McCartney’s “Meat-free Monday” campaign by launching the project in Colombia. “We are very appreciative of Mr. McCartney taking the time to recognize the hard work of the volunteers,” said director, Paul Rodney Turner.

Breakthrough Food Rising inventions to be launched in 30 days

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SOURCE: (NaturalNews) The Food Rising Revolution launches in about 30 days, unleashing the world’s first non-profit, non-electric, home-based food and medicine production system based on 3D printable parts you can download for free. Today, I’m bringing you some teaser photos of some of the parts I’ve engineered for the Food Rising Revolution (see below). Join the email list to receive upcoming announcements at www.FoodRising.org What is the Food Rising Revolution? In early 2014, I began putting together a concept for a revolutionary non-electric food and medicine production system that could be used by anyone, anywhere in the world, to produce food, medicine and food concentrate supplements at very little cost. These innovations, I knew, had to be completely independent from the corporate-controlled food and medicine systems that now dominate and destroy so much in our world: our health, our environment, our top soils and even our seeds. In the interests of the public good, I decided early on that this technology would be given freely to humanity and not monopolized or centralized. The future of humanity, I realized, could only be made better if capable inventors like myself openly share our innovations with the world rather than trying to restrict them, control them and limit them. For these reasons, the Food Rising Revolution is deliberately: Decentralized, grassroots innovation for the People Peer-to-peer open source technology to be freely shared NOT funded by any government, university, corporation or globalist Created by liberty-loving inventor Mike Adams, a strong proponent of the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Tenth Amendment, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution and the philosophy of liberty for all. This entire invention is divinely inspired and founded in liberty. Invented in Texas, with a 3D print farm now operating in Texas to produce key components for those who don’t have […]

Gifting the Gift of Gratitude

Typically when we think of exchanging gifts it is all about the material acquisition of stuff that at a certain point in time becomes useless stuff and we either throw it away or donate it to a thrift store. But what if we could gift something that never deteriorated in value — something that lived on well beyond the “Use by Date” and enriched the person’s heart indefinitely with gratitude. Surely this is the kind of gift really worth giving! ConsumerMas Let’s be clear about it: For most people Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus Christ and everything to do with consumerism. But Christmas and the holiday season should not be an excuse to accumulate more things or gift something mundane as a show of one’s love. Yes, gifting is one of the ways we express our love, but the quality of the love being expressed is very much tied to the quality of the gift being given. Now when I say “quality” I am not referring to the material quality of a thing — the brand name, etc — I am referring to the ethical and spiritual quality of something. For example, rather than gifting a pair of cool looking Ugg boots to your teenager because all the cool kids are wearing them, choose the vegan equivalent that are just as nice looking and sturdy and yet a quarter of the price. Moreover, you will be sending a message to your child that it is very uncool to wear the skin of a tortured animal. PETA reported: Just when you thought that footwear involving the mutilation of millions of sheep couldn’t get any ugglier, several makers of knock-off UGG-style boots have been found to use fur from animals who were beaten and skinned alive. Tests conducted on products […]

World Food Day is a great idea, but what is the real solution to World Hunger?

Food for Life Global strongly believe that only until there is a major shift in consciousness and the world begins to see the spiritual equality of all living beings, including cows, pigs, and chickens, can their be a remote chance of actually solving world hunger.

New Food for Life Documentary released – Uniting the World Through Pure Food

The world’s largest plant-based food relief has a unique mission — the solution for world peace. This new documentary features some of the primary feeding programs the charity has around the world, including the Food for Life Annamrita midday meal project that feeds school children across India. Currently, Food for Life Global affiliates serve up to 2 million meals daily with projects in over 50 countries. The documentary follows Food for Life director Paul Rodney Turner around the world, including India, Fiji, Hungary, and New Zealand as he shares the unique mission of Food for Life through its outreach work. Uniting the World Through Pure Food Run time: 26:45 Created by Paul Rodney Turner To learn more about Annamrita featured in this video visit: http://www.annamrita.org See us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/foodforlifeglobal

A mad, mad world. How to end the Violence and Suffering?

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With ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Nigeria, South Sudan and violence now overflowing in Venezuela and about to explode in Ukraine; and with Hollywood action movies and the latest video games spilling blood all over the screen, it is no wonder that those looking from the outside in, are  so desensitised by all the madness and escalating violence in the world today. But violence in the real world hurts deeply. Ask any mother that has had to deal with their child losing an arm or a leg from a land mine explosion, or a father that has lost his young son to a war against an unknown enemy. It hurts deeply. Every day we see violence posted on Facebook timeline feeds; whether it is violence against humans or innocent animals, violence is violence and it hurts deeply all those connected with the victims. Why is there so much violence and hate in the world and how can we convert this hate energy to something more loving and beneficial? Look at this picture published by the Guardian the other day. Beirut (AFP) – Gaunt, ragged figures fill the streets for as far as the eye can see in the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmuk outside Damascus, where some 40,000 are said to be slowly starving to death. The United Nations distributed shocking images this week of thousands of people, their faces emaciated, desperately flocking to receive food aid that only a few were lucky enough to collect. The walls of “isms” that keep us weak and divided John Lennon famously asked us to imagine a world with no religion, no possessions and no countries, and all the people living life as one. “It’s easy if you try,” he sung. The essence of his message was that all these material things […]

Malnutrition – the great killer behind the curtain

Malnutrition is a far greater problem than world hunger. Why? Because even if a person gets sufficient quantities of food, they can still be undernourished and thus subject to chronic disease, if the food they consume does not provide the proper amounts of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) to meet their daily nutritional requirements. In other words, being overweight does necessarily mean being well nourished. According to the UN Hunger report, nearly 870 million people, or one in eight, were suffering from chronic undernourishment in 2010-2012.  The vast majority of the hungry, 852 million, live in developing countries — around 15 percent of their population — while 16 million people are undernourished in developed countries. The FAO states that the world is increasingly faced with a double burden of malnutrition, with chronic undernourishment and micronutrient malnutrition co-existing with obesity, overweight and related non-communicable diseases (affecting more than 1.4 billion people worldwide). Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. However, with much of the imagery related to these reports showing emaciated children in Africa and India, most people fail to realise that Obesity is another form of this same chronic problem. According to the United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (SCN) malnutrition is the largest single contributor to worldwide disease. In my travels to more than 65 countries I have seen a consistent pattern of poor eating habits and thus malnourishment, fueled by an all-too-convenient access to American fast food chains like McDonalds, Burger King and KFC. With heavy subsidization by the local government these junk food behemoths are able to entice, otherwise, well-meaning consumers to throw out common sense and choose foods that may satisfying their hunger and save them money in the short-term, but cost them thousands of dollars in medical bills and […]