Akshaya Patra’s 23 kitchens are models of efficiency. The facilities can produce 150,000 meals in under 5 hours, a pace that makes it possible to feed 1.4 million children every day at more than 10,500 schools in 10 Indian states. The NGO, which primarily reaches children…

West African farmers are lacing corn with a specific strain of the mold Aspergillus flavus to fend off another strain of the fungus—one that produces a poison called aflatoxin that can sicken or kill those who consume it. In addition to causing around 90,000 cases of liver…

Aryeh Stein, current PI of the longest running nutrition trial in the world, reflects on the study’s origins and the latest work in a recent Global Health Hub Q&A. Since 1969, the Oriente Longitudinal in Guatemala of early life nutrition has produced hundreds of peer-…

Norway's capital Oslo is buzzing about its floral feeding stations for bees—a highway that gives endangered pollinators safe passage through the city. Though not as seriously threatened by intensive agriculture and pesticides as bees in the US or other European countries,…

The FDA has set a deadline of 3 years for companies to phase out trans fats lurking in the food supply, a major contributor of heart disease in the US. Partially hydrogenated oils, the source of trans fats popular in fried and baked goods, were once thought to be healthier…

133 billion pounds of food in the US—30 to 40% of all that is grown and raised—is tossed or rots between farms and kitchens. That’s more than enough to feed the world’s 800 million hungry, a staggering tragedy that Karim Chrobog explores in this e360 film.

Long-term undernutrition in Malawi has left a devastating legacy, exacting a damaging toll not only on those who suffer its effects directly, but on the country’s economic development.

Does it feel like everywhere you turn there’s more food? Now a study finds that the steady rise in obesity rates is due, in large part, to the constant incentives to eat. Charles Courtemanch, assistant professor in the school of policy studies at the University of Georgia…

As some food safety specialists see it, the US oversight system is a study in dysfunction. Part of the problem, some believe, is the fragmented nature of safety inspections. Tainted food sickens 48 million Americans a year, sends nearly 128,000 of them to the hospital and…

US public health officials are urging farm workers in the Midwest who have had direct contact with poultry animals infected with a virulent strain of bird flu to take antiviral medication as a preventive measure. To date, the H5N2 virus has affected more than 7.3 million…