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#food poverty

# food-poverty - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The food sector wants to sell us more for greater profits – but we need to consume less

For the first time in human history our biggest killers are not pathogens, at least in the Western world, but illnesses created by poor diet and the drive to consume more calories.

# food-poverty - Monday 18 May, 2015

A huge number of Irish adults are worried about not having enough money to buy food

A full third of Irish parents with young children are concerned about feeding their family.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Tory peer apologises after saying 'poor people don't know how to cook'

Baroness Jenkin made the remarks in Westminster yesterday.

# food-poverty - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them? Growing Pains This post contains a poll

Should families with teens be given more money to feed them?

A food poverty charity has asked Joan Burton to consider ow expensive it is to feed teenagers when drafting the next Budget.

# food-poverty - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Poor people in Europe forced to choose between heating and eating

Oxfam is calling on G7 leaders who are meting tomorrow to reassess Europe’s energy strategy to move towards more sustainable and affordable fuels.

# food-poverty - Friday 4 April, 2014

Food banks to be set up across Ireland

The first bank opens in Cork in June, with another in Dublin to follow.

# food-poverty - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

GRAPH: The number of people who cannot afford food in Ireland has doubled

A worrying statistic from today’s OECD report.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Column: New thinking about tackling extreme deprivation in Europe

A new €3.8 billion EU initiative, FEAD, will help overcome extreme deprivation in Ireland and all across Europe, writes Emer Costello MEP.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

EU to double Ireland's funding for homeless services like soup kitchens

Socialist Party MEP Paul Murphy said the increase is welcome but it is still too low considering the scale of poverty across the EU.

# food-poverty - Monday 20 January, 2014

NUI Galway develops vitamin-rich crop to combat malnutrition in Africa

Up to 500,000 children in developing countries go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiency.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Behind the scenes as the Capuchin Day Centre prepares to feed 500 people

We visited the centre yesterday to see what staff and volunteers would be cooking up for their annual festive gala.

# food-poverty - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Column: Thousands of people in Ireland can't afford a basic meal every second day

Food poverty is a difficult – but very real – fact to accept in modern society. Ireland must now make a decision on how to implement a programme to tackle rising poverty and social exclusion, writes Emer Costello.

# food-poverty - Sunday 15 December, 2013

This map shows food poverty 'is a reality in every county in Ireland'

Two unions are calling on the government to provide aid to organisations offering food assistance to those struggling this Christmas.

# food-poverty - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Cole, Cork-opoly and grocery shopping: The week in numbers

How much does it cost to bring football into disrepute on Twitter? And how do NAMA’s accounts look?

# food-poverty - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Column: Zero hunger - the only acceptable target

On World Food Day, a United Nations and EC official for agriculture declare that progress has been made in tackling hunger – but that one in eight people is still undernourished.

10 per cent of Irish population living in food poverty

Those most at risk are those with low incomes, young families and lone parents, according to research commissioned by the Department of Social Protection.

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