One in three young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

by Al Jazeera Al Jazeera October 14, 2019

Report finds 149 million children four or younger suffer stunting and that malnutrition costs the world $3.5tr yearly....


A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World

by Andrew Jacobs New York Times October 10, 2019

When the Indian government bowed to powerful food companies last year and postponed its decision to put red warning labels on unhealthy packaged food, officials also sought to placate critics of the delay by creating an expert panel to review the proposed labeling system, which would have gone far b...

Eight Innovations Ending Food Loss

by Colton Fagundes Food Tank September 9, 2019

Food Tank highlights eight ways that innovators are solving the issue of post-harvest food loss in developing countries....

Public health movement leader David Sanders dies at 74

by Scroll Staff September 2, 2019

Sanders, who worked mainly in Zimbabwe and South Africa, influenced the public health movement in India significantly....

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Pub landlord gives away 100 free meals a day to children facing holiday hunger

by Basit Mahmood Metro August 18, 2019

A pub in Keynsham, Somerset, UK, has decided to give away 100 free meals a day to hungry children, in an attempt to help poor families during the summer holidays....

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Whelan, former WHES board member

Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns

by Christopher Flavelle The New York Times August 8, 2019

The world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates,” a new United Nations report warns, which combined with climate change is putting dire pressure on the ability of humanity to feed itself....

Photo by Albert González Farran, UNAMID. Source: Flickr

UC Davis and USAID Launch New Research Program to Study Rural Poverty Worldwide

by Alex Russell UC Davis August 1, 2019

The University of California, Davis, will lead a new global research program to build and test ways to overcome some of the biggest remaining challenges for lifting and keeping rural families out of poverty in developing countries. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilie...


by Sarah Sax Pacific Standard July 23, 2019

"Wild foods," or wild edible species, provide important nutrients for millions of people worldwide, but they were left out of a recent report on creating sustainable food systems....


by The Julia Child Foundation The Julia Child Foundation July 23, 2019

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced José Andrés as the recipient of the fifth annual Julia Child Award. Chef Andrés and his World Central Kitchen have been feeding people around the world and will receive the award and a $50,000 grant to further their humani...

Why is global hunger on the rise? UN economists explain a new answer

by Amy Lieberman Devex July 16, 2019

Two UN economists, authors of the SOFI report, discuss the new statistics on world hunger...

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