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…

A national epidemic of avian flu across the US— hitting states including Iowa and Wisconsin—is bad news for food producers, but poses little threat to human health. No human cases of avian flu, also known as H5N1, have been reported as part of the current US outbreak, and…

The precise information afforded by genomic sequencing is now making it easier for the FDA to investigate outbreaks of food-borne illness before they become large scale. Whole genome sequencing is now being used in real time for pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses,…

Millions are at risk of food insecurity amid escalating war in Yemen, a country that already suffered from entrenched poverty before the fighting intensified this past spring. The Numbers:

It was no mere coincidence that in 1972 North Karelian men—who happened to love their butter fried smelt and pork sausage—had the highest rate of heart attacks not only in Finland, but in the world, according to this excerpt of Dan Buettner’s must-read book, The Blue Zones…

As travel and trade expands, food safety is an increasingly global concern that requires careful coordination and political attention, WHO emphasized yesterday.