The World Food Programme and Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they’re close to a deal to lift the UN’s partial suspension of humanitarian aid, Reuters reported Saturday.   The June 20 restrictions flowed from the WFP’s concerns that humanitarian aid was being diverted from…

China’s push to lead the world in genome editing is partially about need: Feeding 1.4 billion people is easier with drought resistant CRISPR-engineered crops that yield more food.   While investing billions in biotech, China hasn’t yet spelled out commercial regulation and…

Ultraprocessed foods may trigger overeating, according to a new study in Cell Metabolism. Participants ate more and gained more weight eating a diet of industrially processed foods—like hot dogs—compared to minimally processed foods like grilled chicken. 

Coca-Cola had the power to bury research it funded under an agreement with public universities in the US and Canada, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the Journal of Public Health Policy. The findings give credence to concerns the food industry is…

Contrary to popular belief, the global rise in obesity is rooted more in rural areas than in fast-growing cities, according to a massive research effort spanning 200 countries published yesterday in Nature.

Traditional Egyptian eating practices focus on seasonal ingredients, communal eating and avoiding waste—but a new set of habits is taking over, contributing to the scourge of stunting in the country. In this arid region rising food costs send Egyptians searching for cheaper…

A surge of alcohol poisonings in Iran reveal that the county’s criminalization of alcohol for Muslim citizens— about 99% of the population—is insufficient.   Overall, alcohol consumption in Iran is lower than in non-Muslim majority countries, but bootleg alcohol is common.…

While American cheese was named one of GHN’s 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health, we never thought it would also shape the internet—at least for a moment.   The Web has found a new use for the fluorescent-orange squares: throwing it on baby’s faces.

Foodborne illness has a massive but little recognized impact in Africa, as illustrated by a new report from the World Bank's Global Food Safety Partnership.

Coca-Cola staff tried to leverage personal relationships at the CDC to fight soda taxes, influence the WHO and solicit advice, according to emails cited in research published yesterday in The Milbank Quarterly.