Agriculture & Nutrition

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Climate Change Is Intensifying Food Shocks

by Danielle Beurteaux Civil Eats June 11, 2019

From rain-soaked fields in the Corn Belt to drowned livestock, food shocks—abrupt disruptions to food production—are becoming more common as a result of extreme weather....

“Nuestro Huerto / Our Garden (2012-2013)” by Matias Salinas Arenas is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Netherlands vegetable seed developer wins World Food Prize

by David Pitt ABC News June 11, 2019

A seed developer from the Netherlands credited with introducing high quality disease-resistant vegetable seeds to more than 60 countries including the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia was awarded the 2019 World Food Prize on Monday....

“Nuestro Huerto / Our Garden (2012-2013)” by Matias Salinas Arenas is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Replace soil with foam to solve global food security crisis, say scientists

by Sophie Armour May 21, 2019

Specially developed foams could help avert a global food security crisis by replacing fast-degrading soils, according to scientists. Experts from the new Institute for Sustainable Food at the University of Sheffield have found that crops plan...

From Scarcity to Security: Managing Water for a Nutritious Food Future

by Chicago Council on Global Affairs May 7, 2019

A new report from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs....

Food waste starts long before food gets to your plate

by Jan Ellen Spiegel Yale Climate Connections May 7, 2019

The best way to prevent waste may be to stop surpluses from occurring in the first place....

One in five people are eating themselves to an early death: Global study

by Ashley May USA Today April 7, 2019

Millions of people are dying around the world from poor diets, often packed with sodium and lacking in whole grains and fruits, according to a study published Wednesday....

Philippines El Niño task force to prioritize water, food security

by Czeriza Valencia The Philippine Star April 1, 2019

The Philippines Department of Agriculture reported the damage to the agricultural sector has reached P4.35 billion from 149,494 hectares affecting 138,859 farmers and fisherfolk nationwide....

How you can think yourself thin

by BBC Reel March 12, 2019

650 million people in the world are considered obese. It’s more likely that people live in countries where obesity is more of a problem then being underweight....

The World Food Program Uses Innovation to Disrupt Hunger

by Maddie Seibert Food Tank March 4, 2019

The World Food Programme's Innovation Accelerator began in 2016 and its process, “Design. Fail. Iterate. Scale.” is reminiscent of a startup accelerator. The Innovation Accelerator accepts applications from WFP staff, aspiring startups, NGOs, and companies, selects the best, and offers funding a...

How urban agriculture can improve food security in US cities

by Miguel Altieri The Conversation February 16, 2019

During the partial federal shutdown in December 2018 and January 2019, news reports showed furloughed government workers standing in line for donated meals. These images were reminders that for ...