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United States

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

May 30, 2020 by David Pitt Associated Press

Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intende...

May 27, 2020

Global

On World Hunger Day 2020, Malnutrition Still Leading Cause of Death in World

by Karen McVeigh The Guardian/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Even in an unprecedented pandemic that affects the whole world, malnutrition is still the leading cause of death and disease in the world. Let's renew our commitment to eradicate malnutrition. ...

Opinions

Food supply chains do not care if people go hungry

May 22, 2020 by Duarte Geraldino Al Jazeera

Coronavirus shines a light on the global food chain's dirty little secret....

May 14, 2020

Global

Corona Virus Triggers World Food Crisis

by By Yaroslav Trofimov in Dubai and Lucy Craymer in Hong Kong The Wall Street Journal

Although World harvests were good this year, food systems, distribution, and prices have broken down. This breakdown places the world's most vulnerable countries at risk. ...

United States

UMD Community Garden Becomes Necessity During Pandemic

May 12, 2020 by Tracee Wilkins NBC 4 Washington

The University of Maryland’s community garden was a teaching tool that has now become a necessity for people in need amid the coronavirus pandemic. The fresh vegetables and herbs grown there...

May 12, 2020

Agriculture & Nutrition

Global Nutrition Report 2020 Reports that Malnutrition is Leading Cause of Mortality and Morbidity

by Development Initiatives, Bristol, UK 2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition.

2020 Global Nutrition Report: Action on equity to end malnutrition was released 12 May 2020. The report states that one in nine persons around the world suffers from hunger (820 million) and one in three persons is overweight or obese (also a form o...

Asia

Workers Go Hungry As Central Asia's Largest Bazaar Stands Empty

May 12, 2020 by Ray Furlong Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

Tens of thousands of people in Kyrgyzstan are facing hunger after weeks without work in the Bishkek bazaar...

Global

Food security in the time of coronavirus: A Eurasianet briefing

May 7, 2020 by Eurasianet Eurasianet

This briefing explores government policy and food provision in the Caucasus and Central Asia as COVID-19 upsets farming and trade networks around the world....

May 12, 2020

Global

Predicting Covid-19 Impacts on Global Food Security

by William G. Moseley World Politics Review

MacAlester College's William Moseley predicts Covid-19 impacts on macro-level, global food security levels and food systems by employing the supporting components of the standard food security framework-- access, availability and utilization-- in the...

Global

As Food Waste and Insecurity Spike, ReFED’s COVID-19 Food Waste Solutions Fund Aims to Spark Change Beyond the Pandemic

May 7, 2020 by Jared Kaufman Food Tank

As COVID-19 upends the global food supply chain and disrupts economies around the world, the threat of food waste looms particularly large....

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