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Photo: People shopping for groceries. The best way to fight the obesity epidemic is to tackle it and the problems of malnutrition and climate change at the same time, experts argue in Lancet. (Joe Raedle / Getty Images)

Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare

by Melissa Healy Los Angeles Times March 18, 2019

Made up of 43 public health experts from 14 countries, the Lancet Commission on Obesity emphasized that the problems of obesity, malnutrition and climate change are inextricably linked by factors such as overconsumption, unchecked marketing and government failures....

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...

Photo: Plate of sushi. More people are eating fish but climate change is reducing the amount of edible fish in the sea. [John S Lander/Getty Images]

How Climate Change Could Knock Fish Off of Dinner Plates

by Brittany Shoot Fortune March 1, 2019

Between 1930 and 2010, the global productivity of marine fisheries decreased by 4.1%, according to new research published in the March issue of the journal Science. Moreover, according to the same research study, some of the largest fish-producing ecoregions are experiencing losses of up t...

Photo: A woman walks by a bakery in Moscow. Staples of the Russian diet, like pirozhki, are already becoming more expensive. [Evan Gershkovich/The Moscow Times]

As Russia’s Food Prices Soar, Bakers Are Feeling the Squeeze

by Evan Gershkovich The Moscow Times January 25, 2019

The cost of key ingredients like sugar and eggs grew by around 28 and 26 percent respectively last year, while grains and flour rose by approx...

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health

by The EAT-Lancet Commission EAT Forum January 16, 2019

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health brings together more than 30 world-leading scientists from across the globe to reach a scientific consensus that defines a healthy and sustainable diet. ...

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Cutting food waste: game-changing fund opens

by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Thérèse Coffey MP UK Government Press Release January 15, 2019

The UK government fund for food redistribution organizations aims to substantially reduce food waste from food businesses. ...

Photo: Mark Lowcock, the UN Humanitarian Affairs Emergency and Relief Co-ordinator, addresses the UN Security Council. [AP photo]

Yemen’s food crisis 10 times worse than South Sudan, says UN

by Arthur MacMillan The National December 11, 2018

The UN’s humanitarian aid chief on Monday said the food crisis in Yemen was unprecedented and 10 times worse than anything seen in South Sudan, announcing an appeal for US$4 billion (Dh14.69bn) that will be needed to fund next year’s relief effort....

Photo: Wheat field [stock.adobe.com/au/Gina Sanders]

Western Sidney University invests $5m into food security research

by What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing What's New in Food Technology & Manufacturing December 5, 2018

Western Sydney University (WSU) will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security and climate change....

We’re becoming desensitised to poverty in the UK – it’s time the government made food a basic right

by Geraldine Van Bueren The Independent December 2, 2018

A right to food would mean that all public institutions would have to offer adequate nutritious food, including hospitals and care homes...

Photo: a severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen [courtesy Voice of America]

UN Report Says Fragile Climate Puts Food Security at Risk

by Associated Press Voice of America November 29, 2018

Feeding a hungry planet is growing increasingly difficult as climate change and depletion of land and other resources undermine food systems, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization said Wednesday as it renewed appeals for better policies and technologies to reach "zero hunger."...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
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