The ongoing existence of food insecurity coupled with the emerging threat of climate change demands better use of existing food resources. As agricultural production grows more difficult in environments challenged by shifting temperature and weather patterns, we must begin to utilize a great percentage of the food we already grow. As much as one third... Keep reading
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Maria Rose Belding is the founder and executive director of the MEANS Database, an online food shelf communication tool in use in five states. She is the author of more than a dozen nationally published pieces on food security and poverty policy, with her work appearing for OxFam America, The World Food Prize Foundation, The Alliance to End Hunger, STOP Hunger Now, Scholastic and Gannett. Her writing has been distributed or downloaded in all 50 U.S. states and 8 other nations and has earned her recognition from the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the International Clinton Hunger Leadership Prize and the White House with a President's Volunteer Service Award in 2014. She is a freshman at American University, where she studies public health on the premed track with a minor in caffeine.