Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are all facing famine—and the frustration for aid workers is that famine is an entirely preventable disaster in this day and age, if only enough donors cared.   It’s a slow-moving disaster, and in technical terms signals the final…

Citing “precious access,” Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is taking advantage of face time with Nigerian refugees to distribute food alongside medical care. 2.6 million Nigerians have been displaced across the nation and to neighboring countries since 2009 because of the…

Malnutrition, thirst, and hunger are severe problems in Colombia’s La Guajira province. Between 2009 and 2013, malnutrition killed 278 children, according to Colombia's national statistics agency, a shocking 99% of them from the country's largest indigenous tribe, the Wayuu…

The practice of giving prelacteal and early newborn ritual foods, common to populations across much of South Asia, parts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, is not benign, and has serious implications for the immediate initiation of breastfeeding, concludes a…

In a world of raging heart disease, obesity and diabetes, many scientists continue to point the finger at sugar. However, proving a single foodstuff is to blame for these chronic diseases is remarkably difficult; scientists have had to base their conclusions on long-term…

The world is not on track to reach global nutrition targets, and Hilal Elver, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, blames junk food.   A supporter of Olivier De Schutter, known for saying the right to food “cannot be reduced to the right not to starve…

Poor diet is the biggest contributor to the global burden of disease—more than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined. And only an overhaul of the global food system can correct the problem, write 7 food-policy experts in the journal Nature.   Their editorial, timed to…

Patchwork regulations and weak EPA oversight prevent the reliable tracking of pollution from industrial animal farms, according to InsideClimate News. In North Carolina and other states, privacy protections allow some large-scale animal farms not to disclose their locations…

Bringing together insights from the some of the world’s brightest minds, the free, new book “Good Nutrition: Perspective for the 21st Century” explores the economic impact of global nutrition and malnutrition. Developed by the global science-based health company DSM and the…

Back in 2000, 1 in 3 under-5 children in Peru were chronically malnourished. Several years later—despite $200 million per year in nutrition programs—the rate was basically the same. Then the government changed its approach. From 2007 to 2014, under-5 stunting dropped from…