The Rapidian


Hunger Aware

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-05-2011 under OPINION

Next week is Hunger Action Week, and to help us start being aware of what that means for us here in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I spent some time finding out the statistics on hunger and food insecurity in our area. I was surprised to find out: 1 in 6...

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Can we feed everyone?

by (development)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

By the year 2050 it is projected that the world population will rise to by 2 billion people to 9 billion.  With food prices today having increased beyond the level they were in 2008, sparking riots in the poorer regions of the world; it seems...

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The Paradox of Hunger and Obesity

by (development)

Submitted 03-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

  The United States has the dubious distinction of having the greatest percentage of people that are obese. Almost 34% of the population is considered to be suffering from obesity. It's one thing it leads the world in that isn't very...

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Not Your Average Speaker Series: Food for Thought (Action!)

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NONPROFITS

The 'Not Your Average Speaker' series returns to Wealthy Theatre this Thursday evening (February 24th) to discuss sustainable food systems and issues of hunger.  The event, presented by Rapid Growth Media, begins at 6:00pm. "We're...

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