USDA’s Economic Research Service projects that food security will improve for many over the next 10 years in its most recent International Food Security Assessment (IFSA)
Working-age veterans were 7.4 percent more likely to live in a food-insecure household than similar working-age nonveterans from 2005 to 2019, according to research by the USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS). ERS economists used food security data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to examine the relationship between food insecurity and prior military service. Food-insecure households had difficulty providing enough food for all its members because of a lack of resources.
The Mississippi Food Network announced it received $100,000 from The Humana Foundation to assist with mobile food pantries in Clarke, Jasper and Kemper counties. The funds will be used to help the food bank improve access to nutritious food by providing direct assistance to senior citizens in rural communities, including Black households, disproportionately affected by hunger.
With preparations for the United Nations’ upcoming Food Systems Summit in full swing, recent proposals for a new science-policy platform have attracted attention and controversy. The summit’s scientific group, headed by one of the proponents of the idea, has suggested the creation of a new science-policy body for food security and nutrition — akin to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — as a potential “game changer.” The European Commission is also studying the idea.
The winner of this year’s World Food Prize has dedicated her life to this concept [pond to pot], as she promotes the best practices for raising small fish and making sure those excellent sources of protein, calcium, iron and more are easily available for families as part of a balanced and nutritious diet.
Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted should be an inspiration to us all: She’s a brilliant researcher who has put her ideas into action.
Food security cannot be limited by landlocked agriculture. We also have to think about pond-based aquaculture—and Dr. Thilsted has showed us how.
What started as an escape from the COVID-19 pandemic has blossomed into the rollout of a school-based farming club.
The new Budding Farmers Grow Club is an agriculture-based extracurricular activity aimed at engaging children in discovering the ins and outs of planting, growing and caring for agricultural outputs from the farm to the table.
Increasing children’s interest in eating local and traditional foods can increase their overall nutrition and health
The number of people having to leave their homes in the Lake Chad region of central Africa has more than doubled over the past year with agencies warning they are struggling to feed people.
Opinion piece by Lyndon Haviland, DrPH, MPH, a distinguished scholar at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy.
Some 64 per cent more people in Africa became food-insecure between 2016 and 2020, with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic expected to make matters worse, according to a recently released report.