Hunger

In a nation where, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty statistics released last month, 46.5 million people (roughly 15 percent) of the nation’s population lives in poverty, the idea that the media would not cover such a pressing human interest story because of financial troubles is misguided, if not inexcusable. It represents a failure…

Brazil, China and other emerging economies must take more responsibility for the global fight against extreme poverty, said Mukhisa Kituyi, the new secretary-general of Unctad, the UN trade and development body. Kituyi, who took up the post last month, said discussions on what should replace the millennium development goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015, could…

That’s the idea behind a soon-to-be launched social enterprise and crowdfunding web site by the name of Reciprocity & Co. The basic concept is this: Founded by Gainsville, Fla.-based Sam McPherson, the site promotes projects aimed at addressing major areas of need, like health or human rights abuses. But the way it happens is consumers buy…