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International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

International chefs group together to banish hunger in Brazil

An initiative has been launched by a group of international chefs in Rio de Janeiro to combat widespread hunger. Italian chef Massimo Bottura and Brazilian chef David Hertz, are spearheading the scheme that will see surplus food donated by the Olympic village given to impoverished residents. The RefettoRio Gastromotiva initiative comes after the 31st Olympics came under criticism for sidelining[Read More...]

Cameron’s staff call police after visits from the priests

Cameron’s staff call police after visits from the priests

A group of priests found themselves on the wrong end of the law after staff members working on behalf of David Cameron contacted the police after they tried to deliver a letter about food poverty to his constituency office. Reverend Keith Hebden, a spokesperson for the End Hunger Fast campaign, visited Cameron’s constituency office in Whitney with the Bishop of[Read More...]

Millions of Brits forced to survive on food donations

Millions of Brits forced to survive on food donations

Nearly a million people have been forced to survive on donations from food banks, according to a new report. A worrying 913,138 people sought emergency food supplies in the last year, due to poverty. The report highlights the plight of the working poor – those people who are in full-time employment, but are unable to afford the essentials such as[Read More...]

Wheat on the verge of destruction by a fungal disease

Wheat on the verge of destruction by a fungal disease

It has recently been reported by experts that a fungal disease is threatening to destroy wheat. Researchers in both Europe and Africa have been frantically racing to develop a resistant grain variety to try and halt the likely spread of the air borne spread of the fungus across continents. Scientists have warned, “Wheat is facing a serious threat from a[Read More...]

Who is helping the UK’s working poor?

Who is helping the UK’s working poor?

There is nothing shameful about getting help from people when it is really needed. But when a family needs to rely on handouts to eat, then it becomes another contentious issue of concern. Recently at the Akashic Times, we covered the Trussell Trust’s report on how more than 900,000 people were given emergency food, and this coincides with those seeking[Read More...]