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United States

California’s farm workers pick America's essential produce – unprotected from coronavirus

March 31, 2020 by Susie Cagle The Guardian

California’s roughly 400,000 agricultural workers are deemed essential, but often without proper safety measures or guaranteed benefits...

United States

Coronavirus has more Americans turning directly to farms for food

March 31, 2020 by Liz Crampton Politico

The spike in traffic for businesses that have been delivering to customers for years has prompted others to consider adapting their business models....

Global

How Will Coronavirus Affect Our Food? The Pandemic and Our food Systems, a Dispatch From Mexico

March 30, 2020 by Jose Luis Chicoma Food Tank

As COVID-19 spreads, it will have both an immediate and long-term impact on Mexico's food system and the world's....

United States

'Without Empathy, Nothing Works.' Chef José Andrés Wants to Feed the World Through the Pandemic

March 30, 2020 by Sean Gregory Time

Chef and humanitarian José Andrés continues to feed people through his World Central Kitchen charity...

Global

COVID-19 and Food Security

March 30, 2020 by Center for Strategic and International Studies Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Center for Strategic and International Studies provides a roundup of information related to COVID-19 and Food Security....

United States

DC Greens is Helping Residents Eat Better Through Social Justice

March 27, 2020 by Katie Howell Food Tank

In Washington, DC, a local organization called DC Greens is helping residents purchase fresh, healthy produce....

United States

USDA fights to purge food stamps recipients despite pandemic

March 23, 2020 by Ashraf Khalil Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is appealing a court ruling that temporarily stops a set of changes that would have taken effect on April 1. Currently able-bodied adults without dependents must show they've worked at least 80 hours per month for m...

Opinions

José Andrés: We Have a Food Crisis Unfolding Out of Sight

March 23, 2020 by José Andrés The New York Times

Chef and World Central Kitchen founder José Andrés writes that the US should mobilize restaurant workers to help ensure everyone is fed during the coronavirus crisis....

Global

On Resilience: Hunger, Food and Disease Outbreaks

March 15, 2020 by Steve Hansch WHES

March 15, 2020 The current coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak – pandemic – may very well have implications for hunger and food security. This would be particularly so in poorer, developing countries where large urban populations m...

February 3, 2020
Photograph by Dr. Linda Mobula

Global

In Remembrance of Dr. Peter Salama

by Peter Morris WHES

Many of us in emergency nutrition field were shocked to hear that Dr. Peter Salama passed away last week.  Peter died suddenly and unexpectedly of natural causes. He was 51 and leaves behind his wife and three children. At the time of his death, Pet...

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