The majority of people in the world cannot afford healthy food, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2020. The report was written before the coronavirus pandemic—but the global crisis only makes the findings more significant.  

The economic fallout from COVID-19 is on track to create a “hunger pandemic” that could kill more people than the virus itself, World Food Programme chief David Beasley warns, AP reports.   As ever, developing nations will be hit hardest. Without swift intervention, “…

COVID-19’s next devastating consequence: hunger. A collection of food companies, the UN Foundation, and others are warning that COVID-19 could cause the number of people suffering chronic hunger to double in the coming months, The Guardian reports.

LIMÓN—It’s a humid 95 degrees Fahrenheit and the sunlight peeks through the leaves of a thousand identical trees. Men maneuver through the dense rows, carrying enormous yellow fruits on their backs; on their hips, finely-sharpened machetes. Drenched in sweat, they…

The jury is still out—does Jill Biden love her husband Joe, or really love cheese?  

Eastern Africa is dreading the hatching of a new generation of locusts that stands to be 500% larger than the swarms that swept the region earlier this year.   Tens of millions of people in the region already face extreme hunger—and the swarms wreak havoc on crops,…

Whether you call them “food swamps,” “food deserts,” or “Healthy Food Priority Areas,” there’s an undeniable need for more nutritious food in America’s inner cities.   In Baltimore—where half of all low-income residents are obese—researchers and policymakers are testing a…

The mounting humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Sahel region is going tragically unnoticed, warns the UN food agency. In Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger—already flooded with refugees from elsewhere—more than 860,000 people are internally displaced by relentless conflict, forced…

Haiti’s president Jovenel Moise is calling for urgent humanitarian aid amid a crisis he blames on food insecurity—but after weeks of demonstrations, today Haitians are calling for him to step down, Deutsche Welle reports. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Americas, and…

“Sugary drinks tax” is a well-worn phrase. However, such policies come in as many forms as there are jurisdictions, and the benefits of policies designed to tackle chronic diseases take a long time to measure. The good news: Studies of consumption have already shown the…