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Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow | Google Science Fair 2014 Global Finalists. Teen Girls Take Swipe At World Hunger With Google Science Fair Idea, Remind Us All To Dream Big. Three teen girls from Ireland had an idea, and it was a big one. They believed they had found a way to boost cereal crop yields and could help solve the world's hunger crisis. But the adults in their lives cast doubt on their vision. Their scheme wouldn't work, they were told.

Fortunately for us, the girls refused to be discouraged. They started conducting extensive research into their idea and soon discovered that their scheme wasn't just possible, it could change the world. On Monday, 16-year-olds Ciara Judge and Émer Hickey, along with 17-year-old Sophie Healy-Thow, were awarded the Grand Prize at the prestigious Google Science Fair for their research into a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that they say could reduce the germination time of certain crops, such as barley and oats, by a whopping 50 percent.

The teens say they happened upon their idea totally by chance. Intrigued, Hickey told her friends, Judge and Healy-Thow, about what she'd learned, and something soon clicked in their minds. Kansas City police lead efforts to feed growing numbers of hungry kids. KANSAS CITY — A few years ago, a Kansas City middle school student passed out during football practice. It was not the heat, and it was not his heart. “We basically found out he hadn’t eaten in three days,” said Sergeant Brad Deichler. He is with the Police Athletic League (PAL) of Kansas City, a sports program for kids. “And he wasn’t telling anyone because he didn’t want his friends to know.”

Officers have known for years that some of the kids in the program face challenges. Some live in homes without heat or electricity or have parents out of work. Other kids stay on a friend’s couch for days because their parents cannot pay the rent. A Turning Point That day on the field, though, was a turning point. The kids now get a meal after school five days a week, including fruit and yogurt, or a sandwich and chips. “Sometimes this is their only dinner,” said Officer Antoney Perez.

Some kids will show up at games to help sell food so they also have something to eat. "They're Starving" Your Project - Google Science Fair. Bibliography and References Youtube Video Links For any extra information about the project please check out our Google+ or Youtube accounts! References Ref 1: Baset Mia M.A., Shansuddin Z.H. and Mahmood M. (2010). Ref 2: Brewin N.J. (2010). Ref 3: Somasegaran and Hoben H.J. (1985). Ref 4: Graham P.H. and Vance C.P. (2003).

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Acknowledgements McFarland Standard. Hunger Facts - Stop Hunger Now. 2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by WHES. 2015 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics World Hunger Education Service (Also see World Child Hunger Facts) This fact sheet is divided into the following sections: Hunger concepts and definitions Hunger is a term which has three meanings (Oxford English Dictionary 1971) the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite. World hunger refers to the second definition, aggregated to the world level. Malnutrition/undernutrition is a general term that indicates a lack of some or all nutritional elements necessary for human health (Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia). There are two basic types of malnutrition. The second type of malnutrition, also very important, is micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) deficiency. Take a two-question hunger quiz on this section Number of hungry people in the world Undernourishment around the world, 1990-2 to 2012-4 Number of undernourished and prevalence (%) of undernourishment Progress in reducing the number of hungry people Stunting Iron.

Hunger Statistics. Every year, authors, journalists, teachers, researchers, schoolchildren and students ask us for statistics about hunger and malnutrition. To help answer these questions, we've compiled a list of useful facts and figures on world hunger. Some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life.

That's about one in nine people on earth. The vast majority of the world's hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished. Asia is the continent with the most hungry people - two thirds of the total. The percentage in southern Asia has fallen in recent years but in western Asia it has increased slightly. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five - 3.1 million children each year. One out of six children -- roughly 100 million -- in developing countries is underweight. 1. Hunger Emergencies. 11 Facts About Hunger in the US.