As delegates ended the three-day Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called "The Future We Want," activists slammed the U.N. conference on sustainable development as a "failure of epic proportions."
Bianca Jagger rallies governments to support the world's biggest land restoration project to fight climate change.
Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the drought gripping the West African country of Mauritania.
The Economic Community of West African States sent a distress call Tuesday to the international community declaring that more than 6 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including more than a million children exposed to severe malnutrition.
North Korea is facing possibly its worst drought in 50 years, state media reported this week.
A new report finds millions of seniors, a majority of them women, are going hungry. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
The campaign to feed the world's poor will get some much needed star power Friday when Bono, co-founder of the global advocacy organization ONE, arrives to rally leaders of the Group of Eight industrialized nations to take action.
President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders to join food security talks at the annual G8 summit this month.
HLN's Jennifer Westhoven has some ways for you to save money and still give your pet the best care.
Our unemployment rate may be dipping, but many U.S. families still struggle to make ends meet. "Doing more with less" requires tough decisions about household expenses, and many pet owners face the possibility of losing their pets.
U.S. food aid is going to North Korea for the first time in three years. CNN's Eunice Yoon reports.
The announcement Wednesday of a diplomatic breakthrough between the United States and North Korea is a welcome surprise at a critical time. Not only are more than 6 million North Koreans facing food shortages, but also the window is quickly closing for the United States to have any leverage over North Korea's nuclear program, given the changing global balance of power.
The knock on the door is a sign of bad things to come.
Less than a week after the United Nations declared an end to the famine in Somalia, a new report from the world body says millions of people in South Sudan will now face hunger if urgent action is not taken.
The South Korean government on Friday approved the first shipment of food aid to North Korea since the death of dictator Kim Jong Il last month.
Food banks across the country kicked into high gear for the holiday season this week in an effort to feed America's hungry. But a few instead homed in on an often overlooked casualty of hard times -- the family pet.
Photojournalist Burke Buckhorn introduces us to a man who has flown more than one hundred dogs to new homes.
In an effort to fight hunger, a cafe ditches prices and tells customers to "pay what you want."
The world produces enough food to meet the needs of its population, yet nearly one in six people suffers from chronic hunger according to the United Nations' Committee on World Food Security.
Students gathered as the chef sliced tomatoes with a plastic knife in a Brooklyn public school cafeteria. Their eyes followed as she held up a slender green cylinder before the crowd of parents and kids in plastic aprons and hairnets.
Since 2005, Bruno Serato has been serving free pasta dinners to children, many of whom are poor and live in motels.
Somali pirates are notorious for being behind a spate hijackings on the high seas but their activities have also exacerbated food shortages in the Horn of Africa, a senior official from the African Development Bank has said.
With his ribs showing and his skin practically hanging off him, Pierre Wisny is painfully thin.
Gary Strieker reports on the fight against malnutrition in Haiti's youngest citizens
Move over, Cookie Monster. And pipe down, Oscar the Grouch.
The World Food Program releases startling video of severely malnourished children in North Korea.
About 13% of the world's population is undernourished, according to the most recent statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Twelve million people are facing a hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa, and they are in desperate need of help.
I will never forget holding my newborn baby in my arms watching a television report on the 1987 famine in Ethiopia -- hearing the haunting cries of babies whose hunger could not be met by their anguished mothers.
Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Josette Sheeran says feeding the world needs a global response.
CNN's Athena Jones looks at the economy's toll on people's ability to feed their families.
Feeding the hungry is the mission at Manna Food Center, a food bank in the suburbs of the nation's capital. This year, officials here are seeing more and more people who need their help.
David McKenzie talks to World Bank, Kenya lead economist Wolfgang Fengler about the East African food crisis.
The World Bank has pledged more than $500 million for famine victims in Somalia as the United Nations met in emergency session Monday to address the aid response in Somalia, the hardest-hit nation in the region.
CNN's John Vause takes a look at the challenges facing the U.N. and other agencies dealing with the famine in Somalia.
For aid donors and humanitarian agencies, it is a Faustian bargain: reach and save tens of thousands of people on the verge of starving to death. The price: come to an "understanding" with one of the most active affiliates of al Qaeda and perhaps help it retain control of large swathes of Somalia.
A severe drought in Kenya and Somalia is causing malnourishment in children.
The European Commission has pledged $14.5 million in emergency food aid to help 650,000 North Koreans at risk of dying from malnutrition.
CNN?s Eunice Yoon reports on warnings over food shortages in North Korea.
The United Nations said Wednesday that about 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year, which amounts to roughly one third of all the food produced for human consumption.
The U.S. State Department on Friday refuted charges by former President Jimmy Carter that the United States and South Korea were withholding food aid from North Korea for political motives.
Returning from a trip to Pyongyang, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ready for a summit with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak at any time.
At the Community Market food bank, two small alcoves -- each with three chairs and a desk -- are used for interviewing potential clients.
CNN's Jim Boulden looks back at 2008 and compares it with recent commodity price spikes.
World food prices rose to an all-time high in January, according to the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Come Christmas dinner, Rolanda McCarty, a 36-year-old single mother, usually goes all out.
My every-other-month dinner-and-discussion group met the other night. After a plentiful potluck meal, we got down to the topic designated for the evening: "If you could solve any issue or problem in your lifetime, what would it be?"
About 5 million North Koreans will continue to face food shortages because of a grain deficit, two United Nations agencies warned Tuesday.
The number of Americans fighting off hunger stayed level last year, though food insecurity rates remain the highest they have been since the federal government began keeping track 15 years ago, a Department of Agriculture report released Monday found.
The good news is that improving economies in developing nations is allowing more people to eat better, but the United Nations estimates that nearly 1 billion people will still face chronic hunger this year.
When you think of The Hamptons, you don't usually think of food pantries or feeding the hungry.
Concerned about rising food prices, a poor harvest and the onset of winter after violent ethnic conflict, the United Nations is ramping up food operations in Kyrgyzstan.
Afghanistan and several African nations are the most at risk to have a food shortage, an organization that works with the United Nations said in a report Thursday.
Co-founder of FEED and creator of "The 30 Project," Ellen Gustafson, is trying to change the way the world eats.
In 2007, I co-founded FEED Projects with my business partner, Lauren Bush, to help address the problem of global malnutrition. Bush had designed the first FEED bag, which provides school meals to children through the U.N. World Food Program, where I was working.
U.N. officials are pleading for immediate economic assistance for four African countries where people are facing malnutrition in the wake of a drought last year.
Cattle carcasses dot the desert. More beggars show up at street corners in the capital, Niamey. These are indications that Niger is on the brink of catastrophe, say aid workers.
Gary Oppenheimer connects American gardeners who have extra produce to local food pantries in need.
For Gary Oppenheimer, 2007 was a year of plenty.
Wal-Mart and its charitable foundation will commit $2 billion to help fight hunger in the United States, the company said Wednesday.
Somalia's main militant group has banned the United Nations food agency and ordered its aid workers to leave the impoverished country.
Surviving the massive quake that rocked Haiti was just the beginning. Experts say the new dangers -- among them, deaths from untreated wounds and disease outbreak -- may be compounded by Haiti's old problem: poverty.
Off the coast of Haiti, CNN's Sanjay Gupta is leading surgery on a 12-year old girl aboard the USS Vinson.
Three days after North Korea declared it will not abandon its nuclear weapons program, a senior United Nations official who has just visited Pyongyang strongly defended international food aid to the so-called Hermit Kingdom.
One month after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the enormity of the country's damage is clear. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid.
Photographer Peter Turnley chronicles the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in pictures.
A massive two-week food distribution effort aimed at reaching 2 million people began Sunday in Haiti's quake-ravaged capital.
Massive food distribution coordinated by the World Food Programme, international aid agencies and the Haitian government will begin Sunday in the quake-ravaged capital.
Haiti's police chief talks with CNN's Karl Penhaul about the huge problems his police department faces.
The World Food Program responds to the devastating Earthquake in Haiti, bringing food to those in desperate need.
Recent rainfall has brought new vegetation to parts of Kenya that haven't seen rain for years, but aid workers say it's too little, too late to undo the damage caused by years of drought.
More and more mothers, clutching their rail-thin, malnourished children, are arriving at the packed waiting rooms of the Doctor Without Borders clinics in central Somalia, the aid group said.
Islamist militants in Somalia have warned a United Nations agency to buy food from Somali farmers or stop sending aid to the impoverished African country.
Somewhere in the world, a child dies of hunger every five seconds -- even though the planet has more than enough food for all.
The number of Americans that have trouble putting food on the table shot up last year in an unprecedented spike to a record 17 million households, the government reported on Monday.
The United Nations launched an online appeal for individual donations to fight hunger as donor nations tackle an economic crisis and, for the first time in history, more than 1 billion face starvation worldwide.
Hunger is stunting hundreds of millions of children in the developing world, and more than 90 percent of them live in Africa and Asia, UNICEF says.
The global economic crisis has caused a spike in world hunger that has left more than a billion undernourished, United Nations agencies said in a new report.
On a side street in an old industrial neighborhood, a delivery man stacks a dolly of goods outside a store. Ten feet away stands another man clad in military fatigues, combat boots and what appears to be a flak jacket. He looks straight out of Baghdad. But this isn't Iraq. It's southeast Detroit, and he's there to guard the groceries.
The United Nations' World Food Program appealed Wednesday for $3 billion in donations, blaming the world economic crisis for a surge in demand and a drop in donations.
Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has declared a state of national calamity because so many citizens do not have food or proper nutrition.
Kenya needs $230 million over the next six months to feed millions affected by drought, the United Nations said in a new report.
Four aid workers and two pilots held captive in Somalia for nine months were released Tuesday.
Paul Risley of the World Food Programme joins CNN to discuss widespread food shortages in Myanmar.
The World Food Program says Myanmar still needs aid one year after a devastating cyclone tore through the country.
Somali pirates have released a Togo-flagged vessel that was seized last week, the World Food Programme said Monday.
When Kellogg's dumped its endorsement of Michael Phelps after a photograph surfaced of the Olympic gold medalist using a bong, the company was stuck with thousands of boxes of cereal featuring the swimmer's image.
CNN's Dan Simon reports from Modesto, California, where foreclosures are a huge problem, even for students.
Every Thursday afternoon, the San Geronimo Valley Community Center opens its doors to the needy. It becomes a food bank to serve the most vulnerable citizens of Marin County, California.
For Jesse Taylor, the debate over the federal stimulus plan wasn't about politicians trying to score points or economists parsing the unemployment rate.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was set to address an international meeting on combating hunger in Madrid on Tuesday, the first such event since the global financial crisis hit hard.
Some mothers choose what their children will eat. Others choose which children will eat and which will die.