Despite a global pledge to banish hunger by 2030, the scourge has been steadily rising since 2014 after decades of progress, warns the WHO’s latest

Misuse of food additives and chemicals is putting millions of lives at risk in sub-Saharan Africa, but informal markets and a lack of oversight make “food fraud” hard to regulate.   One chemical, Gamalin, is used to kill fish by poisoning water. Formalin—a highly toxic…

White. Female. Middle class. This profile gets the most attention when it comes to research into eating disorders—in reality they cast a much wider net.

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…