hunger http://iowapublicradio.org en Feeding the World http://iowapublicradio.org/post/feeding-world <p>Today is <a href="http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/">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="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/">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 http://iowapublicradio.org Feeding the World 2013 World Food Prize http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-world-food-prize <p>The <a href="http://www.worldfoodprize.org/" target="_blank">2013 World Food Prize</a> is honoring <a href="http://indbiotech.net/aboutus/mvm.php" target="_blank">Marc Van Montagu</a>, <a href="http://www.syngenta.com/global/corporate/en/news-center/news-releases/Pages/130620.aspx" target="_blank">Mary-Dell Chilton</a><em>, </em>and <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/pages/robert-fraley-bio.aspx" 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 http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 World Food Prize 5000th Point of Light http://iowapublicradio.org/post/5000th-point-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 http://iowapublicradio.org 5000th Point of Light The Future of SNAP http://iowapublicradio.org/post/future-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 http://iowapublicradio.org The Future of SNAP