• UN says hunger on the rise for first time in a decade

    • Sep 18, 2017

    After a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization found that global hunger is increasing for the first time in a decade, Monsignor Fernando Chica, the Holy See’s observer to the UN agency, called the results a “defeat for humanity,” and said the findings represent a global “call to solidarity.”

  • Catholic medical professionals in Nigeria want GM crops regulated

    Catholic medical professionals in Nigeria want GM crops regulated

    • Aug 25, 2017

    While recognizing that nutrition falls within the realm of the “basic needs of humans” and therefore improved food production and distribution techniques remain critical to human survival, the Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria has cautioned that “the application of a technology without adequate assurance of safety is immoral, ” and claimed GMOs could come with enormous health consequences, and have the potential to damage the environment, leading to the loss of biodiversity. Most scientists say GMOs are safe, and could help Africa solve a hunger crisis.

  • Pope says hunger caused by indifference of many, selfishness of a few

    Pope says hunger caused by indifference of many, selfishness of a few

    • Jul 3, 2017

    Pope Francis told the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization the international community should acknowledge hunger and malnutrition are not “natural or structural phenomena.” The pope said “we are dealing with a complex mechanism that mainly burdens the most vulnerable, who are not only excluded from the processes of production, but frequently obliged to leave their lands in search of refuge and hope.”