Agriculture & Nutrition

Photo: An agriculture officer inspects maize plants damaged by fall armyworm in Kenya’s Trans Nzoia region. [Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg/Getty Images]

Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa

by Ruth Maclean The Guardian November 7, 2017

Crops that feed 200 million people at risk from destructive march of fall armyworm, as agriculture experts call for urgent action...

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard

by Hunger Notes October 14, 2017

Hunger Fighters Interview: Jessica McClard This is part of a series we are doing about real people who are working to fight hunger and poverty around the world. Biographic Snapshot: Jessica McClard is a 42-yr-old native Arkansan and resident of Fayet...

Chicken Inn, a KFC competitor, in the Accra Mall. A sharp increase in obesity has accompanied an embrace of Western foods in the country.(Photo: Ashley Gilbertson/ The New York Times)

Obesity Was Rising as Ghana Embraced Fast Food. Then Came KFC.

by Dionne Searcey and Matt Richtel The New York Times October 7, 2017

The growing popularity of fried chicken and pizza in parts of Africaunderscores how fast food is changing habits and expanding waistlines....

Photo: Civil Eats Website

5 Ways Schools Can Boost the Local Food Economy

by Maggie Tauranac Ecocentric via Civil Eats September 19, 2017

This post discusses five different ways that schools can increase the amount of locally procured food they serve students, despite the hurdles of cost and logistics....

Mrs. da Silva and other vendors like her make regular deliveries for Nestlé to a quarter of a million households in Brazil. (Photo: William Daniels/NYT)

How Big Business Got Brazil Hooked on Junk Food

by Andrew Jacobs and Matt Richtel The New York Times September 17, 2017

For a growing number of nutritionists, the obesity epidemic is inextricably linked to the sales of packaged foods, which grew 25 percent worldwide from 2011 to 2016...Brazil is a microcosm....

MIT’s Caleb Harper in his TED talk, “This computer will grow your food in the future.” (Photo: TED)

9 TED talks that will change the way you think about food

by Leanna Garfield Business Insider August 11, 2017

Check out some of these interesting short talks on agriculture and food....

A G-20 Challenge: How Do We Get More Food from Less Water?

by Yahoo View•July 6, 2017 Yahoo News July 6, 2017

Agriculture strains the world's supply of fresh water. The question is how do we feed a hungry planet without tapping out the water supply? The link below describes the topic of water that will be brought up at the upcoming G-20 meeting in Germany covering optimal country policies and water preserv...

A tractor pulls a planter while distributing corn seed on a field in Malden, Ill. Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they’re proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers. (Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

by Dan Charles NPR May 28, 2017

Two scientists disagree over how to save America's bees, necessary for all the food we eat, from neonicotinoid-coated seeds....

A vegetable farm. A reality TV show, Don’t Lose the Plot, targets youth (Photo: File/Nation Media Group)

TV show to promote farming as ‘cool’ for youth

by Maryanne Gicobi The East African May 9, 2017

Four young farmers, two each from Kenya and Tanzania, are part of the first agriculture reality TV show, Don’t Lose the Plot, where participants will battle it out for a $10,000 prize. The show is an endeavour to change the perception of farming among Kenyan and Tanzanian youth in an effort to mak...

Venezuela Is Starving

by Juan Forero The Wall Street Journal May 7, 2017

Once Latin America’s richest country, Venezuela can no longer feed its people, hobbled by the nationalization of farms as well as price and currency controls....

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