Nutrition & Food Security



A conversation with MacArthur Genius Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm

Gary Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm. His focus is global health care delivery and its role in promoting health equity, environmental Read More


Reflections on a year of malnutrition

Malnutrition is frustrating. I often sit in the office, analyzing data from our programs, and feel helpless. Children who stay the same height for two Read More


Why is Flint dealing with developing world problems?

Flint, Michigan seems to have been misplaced on the global map. While clearly within the confines of a Midwestern state of the wealthiest economy in Read More


A multi-level intervention in subsidized housing sites to increase fruit and vegetable access…

Adequate fruit and vegetable (F&V) intake is important for disease prevention.

A conversation with MacArthur Genius Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm


Gary Cohen is co-founder and president of Health Care Without Harm. His focus is global health care delivery and its role in promoting health equity, environmental Read More

News in the Humanosphere: Food riots in Venezuela

Hundreds of people here in the city of Cumaná, home to one of the region’s independence heroes, marched on a supermarket in recent days, screaming for food. They forced open a large metal gate and poured inside. They snatched water, flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, potatoes, anything they could find, leaving behind only broken freezers and

Devex Speaks With U.N. Envoy David Nabarro About Global Nutrition, Food Security

Devex: David Nabarro: Malnutrition problem requires multi-partner solutions “Malnutrition is the ‘new normal,’ according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report released [last] week … For David Nabarro, special representative of the U.N. secretary general for food security and nutrition, it’s vital that the global community recognizes the damage caused by malnutrition in early life for…More

Donors, Governments Should Collectively Respond To Food Security Threats Posed By El Niño In…

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: El Niño Brings Drought and Hunger to Madagascar David Lane, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. agencies in Rome, discusses a recent trip to Madagascar to see the effects of ongoing drought and the El Niño weather pattern on the country’s food security. He writes, “We need to take collective action…More

Chicago Council Report Offers Recommendations For India To Improve Urban Food Systems, Bolster…

Chicago Council on Global Affairs: New Council Report: Food Insecure India Needs Systemic Reforms to Nourish Growing Cities “A new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, entitled Investing to Nourish India’s Cities, argues that substantial public investments are needed to address food system inefficiencies and improve food and nutrition security in urban India”…More

Long-Term Effects of Famine on Chronic Diseases: Evidence from China’s Great Leap Forward…

Summary We evaluate the long-term effects of famine on chronic diseases using China’s Great Leap Forward Famine as a natural experiment.

More Than 41M People In Southern Africa Food Insecure Due To Drought; 21M Need Immediate…

Reuters: More than 41 million people in Southern Africa face food insecurity: trade bloc “An estimated 41 million people are food insecure with 21 million people requiring immediate assistance in Southern Africa, a regional economic bloc said on Wednesday, after a drought ravaged the region. The Southern African Development Community director for food, agriculture, and…More

Measuring success in global health diplomacy: lessons from marketing food to children in India

Global health diplomacy (GHD) focuses on international negotiation; principally between nation states, but increasingly non-state actors However, agreements made at the global level have to be enacted at the n…

Poor Nutrition Affects One-Third Of World’s Population, Strains Health Systems, Report Shows

The Guardian: Poor nutrition now affects a third of the human race, says report “Malnutrition has become ‘the new normal’ and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of undernutrition and obesity. … Not only is malnutrition responsible for nearly half of all…More

Pope Francis Urges Nations To ‘Feed People, Not Wars’ In Address At U.N. WFP

Deutsche Welle: Pope condemns ‘paradox’ of guns but no food in conflict zones “Pope Francis told a meeting at the U.N.’s World Food Programme (WFP) that preventing supplies from reaching war zones was a violation of international law, adding that the world faced a ‘strange paradox.’ Francis’ visit to the WFP was the first by…More

DuPont Investing In Agricultural Research, Partnerships To Help Achieve Global Food Security

The Hill: Global food security index a call to action Jim Collins, executive vice president with responsibility for the DuPont Agriculture segment: DuPont Pioneer and Crop Protection “…Pressures on systems that support food security even in the most developed countries are growing. … That’s why DuPont is deeply invested in building resiliency in food systems…More

A march for nutrition

A first photo of my hours-old niece, who joined the world in April 2013. “Aunt Hopey, stand UP!” commands my three-year-old niece from atop her parents’ bed, pulling me up into her imaginary kingdom (with surprising force, I might add!) and leading the way as we stomp in a circle and shout together an authoritative staccato refrain: “March! March! MARCH!” (Pro tip: Don’t introduce a little one to a new game unless you are willing to repeat it several hundred times.) read more

Level and determinants of food insecurity in East and West Gojjam zones of Amhara Region,…

Food insecurity remains highly prevalent in developing countries and over the past two decades it has increasingly been recognized as a serious public health problem, including in Ethiopia.

Older Posts »