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…

Some people credit the foul-tasting supplement kratom with weaning them off opioids and relieving chronic pain and mood disorders. Kratom is derived from a leaf native to Southeast Asia, used since the 19th century as a mood booster and pain reliever—and its popularity is…

If Bill Gates could solve one problem, it would be malnutrition. And with the the latest scientific advancements, it can be done in the next 20 years, Gates writes in The Telegraph, ahead of his Hawking Fellowship lecture at Cambridge University today.

DAKAR—Senegal’s bustling capital—one of West Africa’s biggest cities, with nearly 2.5 million people—is surprisingly calm and quiet in the early hours of the morning.

In Bangladesh, some businesses go to dangerous lengths to ensure turmeric’s signature yellow hue—adding lead chromate, according to research led by the

A new analysis questions the benefits of cutting back on red and processed meats, enraging nutrition experts who say the findings fly in the face of well-established research, Reuters reports.  

The International Life Sciences Institute, an American nonprofit, has been slowly making its move on Asia and Latin America, seeking to influence food and nutrition decision-makers.     But health advocates charge ISLI is basically a front group for its 400 corporate…