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Human Impact Project: Hunger & Poverty

Overview

  • food availability, food costs, systems/processing/packaging/management, harvesting, food production resources, FDA policy and regulation, GMOs, irrigation, manual and machine labor, animals and mistreatment, factory farming, food security, famine and starvation, “buy local” movements, “food deserts”, free and reduced lunch school programs ...
  • poverty line, cycle of poverty, financial security, livable wage, subsidized housing, loans/microloans (microfinancing), insurance, vulnerability, opportunity …

Library Books

Videos

Hunger & Poverty Topic Ideas

Hunger Worldwide (International)

 

Books:

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

 

Articles:

https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-hunger-again-rise-driven-conflict-and-climate-change-new-un-report-says

https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/sunday/this-is-what-hunger-looks-like-again.html

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57526#.Wh2Q7VWnG00

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58170#.Wh2TNFWnG00

 

Websites:

 

TED Talks on Global Poverty:

https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty - Hans Rosling

https://www.ted.com/talks/bono_the_good_news_on_poverty_yes_there_s_good_news - Bono

https://www.ted.com/topics/poverty

 

Images:

Global Poverty in maps:

https://ourworldindata.org/slides/world-poverty/#/title-slide

http://www.visualcapitalist.com/chart-end-world-poverty-sight

 

Films:

Great introduction:https://vimeo.com/40508448

https://vimeo.com/27882235 - Short Film: Zewdu the street child

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7cJtf2nNKk - Youtube clip: addressing undernutrition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3abZswA5XY - effects of malnutrients on the body

 

Hunger in the United States (National)

 

Images:

http://map.feedingamerica.org/ Great website with hard data and visuals.

 

Website:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/hunger/

https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-hunger-us Explore to get ideas on ways people are DOING something to help fight hunger

 

Articles:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/sunday/this-is-what-hunger-looks-like-again.html

 

Hunger in Vermont (Local)

Articles:

Hunger 101

https://www.vtfoodbank.org/2017/11/7572.htm

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2015/05/18/school-lunch-food-insecurity/27404449/

Backpack Program

Fighting Hunger in Vermont

Food Security in Vermont

Food Insecurity in Chittenden County

Food Deserts in Vermont

Websites:

https://www.vtfoodbank.org/

Hunger in Vermont

https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/vermont

 

 

Homelessness in Vermont (Local)

Articles:

Raising Awareness of Homelessness in VT

Vermont's Annual Homeless Count

Homelessness in VT - VPR

 

Websites:

COTS

Homelessness in VT - HUD

Vermont's Framework For Ending Family Homelessness

Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness
Vermont Legal Aid - Homeless & Shelter Info