November 15, 2013 The Philippine disaster is an example why it increasingly makes sense to buy food close to where its needed rather than ship it across the globe. Most U.S. food aid, though, travels to hotspots from U.S. ports. Critics say that wastes time and money.
April 4, 2013 Rumors abound of a major shakeup in the works for U.S. food aid programs. The U.S. would give aid groups money to buy food wherever they could get it cheapest and quickest, rather than shipping abroad commodities bought in the U.S. Already, groups that profit from the current system are mounting a fight.
August 28, 2012 Insects, such as locust and grasshoppers, are a cheap source of protein that requires minimum resources to farm. Taking advantage of these properties, two design students have built an emergency food kit that allows families in a Kenyan refugee camp to grow their own source of protein—locust.
March 7, 2012 Food security experts have long debated whether it's better to ship bags of rice and corn from the United States to the hungry overseas, or to buy food close to where it's needed. New research suggests most of the time, it's better to buy food close to where it's needed.