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The Issue: Food Waste

Although the United Nations (UN) estimates that one in nine people in the world do not have sufficient food access, about 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted.[1][2] In the U.S., a 15% reduction in food waste could feed 25 million Americans.[3] Globally, if even just ¼ of …

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4 Reasons to Buy Local

Whenever possible, we here at AMP encourage you to buy your food locally! “What are the benefits to buying local,” you ask? Here are our top four reasons:   It’s better for you Local produce does not need to travel as far to the market (or to you), so it …

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Global Scholar – Sidd: Help Tutor Children in Ferguson, Missouri

Hello, I am Sidd, a student from St. Louis, Missouri. Both my parents grew up and were educated in India but immigrated to the United States in pursuit of the American dream. My grandmother was a teacher at a school where she would provide supplies to the students that could …

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Not Just Broken Bones: Let’s Talk Injury

When you think of injury, what do you think of? Broken bones, car accidents? Maybe pulling a muscle, or getting a cut? While these images are relevant, injury is so much more. It is the killing of 28 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the cause of painful displacement …

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Global Scholar – Paul: Child Abduction: My Story and What we Can Do

  To quote Brazilian philosopher and politician Roberto Unger, “Brazil has no future as a China with fewer people.” Though said by a Brazilian, this quote strongly reflects the American view of Brazil, as it is a country with a plethora of social, economic, and even political issues to be …

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Farmer Foodshare

by Dara Albrecht  Dara Albrecht, one of our AMP volunteers, shares her role within a nonprofit that works to provide business to local farmers and food security for the community.  “My strongest experience with food security in my community is through a program called Farmer Foodshare: a nonprofit in North Carolina …

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Why Do People Confuse Religion and Culture?

Studying the history of the world is a complicated thing. Societies develop by means of a lot of turning gears; we develop depending on our similarities, our differences, our ability to interact with one another, and our ability to work with each to determine and solve problems. Systems of interaction …

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