Americans face a lot of health problems—youth at risk, the opioid crisis, and a mental health care crisis to name a few—but the inaugural Bloomberg American Health Summit is all about solutions. GHN will be blogging the Summit today and tomorrow right here, and you can…

NUNAVUT—89-year-old Eenoapit Sageatook remembers starting her days with a breakfast of Canada goose or duck eggs and later filling up on cooked or raw meat.

As the obesity crisis expands worldwide, palm oil—which contains 50% saturated fat—is leading the charge of unhealthy, cheap calories in developing countries.   Palm oil production grew more than 12X globally from 1980-2015. The same way corn overproduction gave way to…

In 2006, wild pigs in a spinach field caused an E. coli outbreak linked to salad greens. The cause of this past spring’s outbreak, however—which sickened at least 200 people and killed 5—was harder to track down.

Genetically modified crops are a divisive issue and have been met with uneven uptake within Africa and across the globe, according to Matthew Schnurr, a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.

A new threat to global food security looms as the armyworm crop pest that ate its way across Africa has been discovered in southern India.   Indian agricultural researchers found the worm in 70% of maize fields they investigated in Chikkaballapur, Karnataka state.   The…

Styrofoam, takeout containers, and plastic straws—5,000 in just one half-kilometer stretch—clutter Mumbai’s Versova Beach. But Maharashtra state’s ban on plastics could help change that, NPR’s Goats and Soda reported.  

Thailand’s billion dollar fishing industry is rife with human rights violators who maintain horrific on-board conditions, withhold wages, and engage in human trafficking of foreign workers who may not know their rights. After threats of sanctions from the EU and the US…

As the planet warms, economic, technological, and political obstacles hinder our chances of reducing the carbon released into the atmosphere—but impressive efforts are underway to catch emissions before they get there, writes Laura H. Kahn.

It’s projected that in some European countries, over 1 in 3 adults will be obese by 2025—and the risk factors begin mounting before birth.