Vitamin A deficiency is still a considerable contributor to preventable child blindness and maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. One possible solution? Biofortified staple crops.  

Nestlé’s baby formula products are lacking, well, a formula, according to an investigation into the infant milk megabrand that found inconsistencies in its products, and called on Nestlé to review its range ensure its science is up to date.

Chile is looking to regulate its way out of an obesity epidemic that plagues countries rich and poor, bringing an estimated 4 million premature deaths per year globally.The country of 18 million is upending its food culture with sweeping marketing and labelling restrictions…

Robust school meal programs across Africa are key to reducing hunger’s stranglehold on development, writes Daniel Balaban, director for World Food Programme’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger.For African countries, undernutrition’s toll can top 16.5% of GDP. A study of…

Alzheimer’s slow onset makes the devastating disease hard to track until it’s too late—but a spate of studies suggest diabetes and high blood sugar levels hint at a source.

Americans, are you low on nerdy Thanksgiving trivia to impress your dining partners? Bonnie Berkowitz rescues you with an entertaining quiz in The Washington Post. Example: “What’s science-nerd code for ‘Thanksgiving?’” (Hint: It’s not “Revelry of the Roasted Reptile”—…

A course-change is needed to tackle persistent nutrition challenges slowing progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals, according to the Global Nutrition Report 2017. The annual round-up says fixing world nutrition is central to reaching development goals, from…

A hidden domestic killer taking 4.3 million lives per year tops the toll of malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined.   Cooking over billowing smoke from indoor wood, charcoal, dung and coal stoves releases pollution that kills 1 person every 8 seconds, according to a…

The World Food Program only has 1% of the money it needs to help fight a devastating humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. WFP head David Beasley is calling on global aid organizations for funds, food, and access to key locations to relieve over 3 million…

Argentina, where beef is typically what’s for dinner—and breakfast, and lunch—has introduced Vegan Mondays.