hunger en Feeding the World <p>Today is <a href="">World Food Day</a>.&nbsp; Observed every year since 1981, it focuses on the problem of hunger around the globe.&nbsp; Also, this week is the <a href="">World Food Prize Symposium</a> in Des Moines and some of the most innovative thinkers in the fight against hunger have come to Iowa.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:16:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30677 at Feeding the World 2013 World Food Prize <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">2013 World Food Prize</a> is honoring <a href="" target="_blank">Marc Van Montagu</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Mary-Dell Chilton</a><em>, </em>and <a href="" target="_blank">Robert T. Fraley</a><em>, </em>three scientists whose individual discoveries led to the creation of genetically modified crops.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:40:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 30564 at 2013 World Food Prize 5000th Point of Light <p>Floyd Hammer and Kathy Hamilton of Union Iowa were recently recognized for their work fighting global hunger. &nbsp;Their work involves&nbsp;getting packaged meals to hungry&nbsp;children in Africa and many other places. &nbsp;Floyd and Kathy talk with host Ben Kieffer about their work and what is ahead for them.</p><p>In the second half of the show, hear from Iowa author John Price about his new memoir "Daddy&nbsp;Long Legs."</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:30:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 24303 at 5000th Point of Light The Future of SNAP <p>The farm bill is legislation is worth more than $90 billion. It deals with everything from farm subsidies to crop insurance; but over 80% of this massive outlay goes to the <span class="st">Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP,) which was once called food stamps.&nbsp; M</span>ore than 45 million people depend on SNAP, especially since the economic downturn.&nbsp; However, in the current versions of the bill both Democrats and Republicans are discussing cutting funds from the program.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:38:00 +0000 Katherine Perkins 22658 at The Future of SNAP