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February 3, 2020
Photograph by Dr. Linda Mobula


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...

January 27, 2020

Agriculture & Nutrition

Mapped Malnutrition Data Shows Concerning Disparities in Many Countries

by Damaris K. Kinyoki et. al. University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) published and analyzed mapped data from lower and middle income countries (LMIC) which showed geo-spatial malnutrition data which gives a more accurate picture of concerning disparities within an...

January 25, 2020


Desert Locust Plague in East Africa

by Ben Curtis, Josphat Kasire and Cara Anna Associated Press

According to the cited article by the Associated Press, Kenya is experiencing the worst Desert Locust outbreak in the past 70 years. Ethiopia and Somalia are having the worst infestation since in the past 25 years. These attacks greatly affect food...

January 23, 2020


Fall Armyworm in Malawi

by Agence France Presse Agence France Presse

The Fall Armyworm infestation in Malawi has damaged approximately 355,000 acres. The Fall Armyworm is the larval stage of a moth (Spodoptera frugiperda). It is a recent arrival in Africa arriving in 2016, most likely on imported produce from the Amer...

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January 22, 2020


New Planning Tool - WFP's HungerMap

by Anna Gustilo-Ong World Food Programme

On January 20, 2020 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched HungerMap.  HungerMap shows, in near real-time, current food security situations across the globe.  This article, ...

January 21, 2020

Agriculture & Nutrition

Regenerative Agriculture in the USA

by Duke University Sanford School's World Food Policy Center Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy

As we all are concerned about sustainability both in the developed and developing world, this interview with Gabe Brown on regenerative agriculture practices on his farm in North Dakota in the United States is especially germane.  Essentially, recap...

United States

Joe Burrow's Heisman speech is a call to action on food insecurity

December 28, 2019 by Dr. Harold Paz CNN

Dr. Harold Paz, CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and executive vice president and chancellor for Health Affairs at Ohio State University, writes about food insecurity in Ohio....

December 16, 2019

United States

How To Reduce Food Waste

by Allison Aubrey NPR

5 ways to reduce food waste...

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December 4, 2019
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United States

Trump Administration Tightens Work Requirements for SNAP

by Laura Reiley The Washington Post

The Trump administration has finalized a new rule tightening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that could cut hundreds of thousands of people from receiving food assistance....

December 1, 2019
“Feed Just One”by Cheryl Action Jackson is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

United States

Trump administration proposals could cause millions to lose food stamps

by Phil McCausland NBC News

Three proposed rule changes by the Trump administration could cause millions of poor people to lose access to food stamps and decrease the size of the benefit for millions more, a new study has found....

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