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…

For children in the Bokoro region of Chad, malnutrition is endemic. Among the factors that contribute to the problem: extreme climate, cultural superstitions about breastfeeding, an under-resourced health care system, low literacy rates and lack of health education.

Ellen Silbergeld teases apart the thorny issues of modern food production in her latest book, “Chickenizing Farms and Food.” A professor of environmental health science at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Silbergeld’s investigatory work tackles…

Public appetite for all things organic has taken hold of the US food and drink industry to the tune of $43.3 billion in sales last year alone. Gatorade, a PepsiCo darling, has hopped on the bandwagon, announcing plans to roll out G Organic, a new product made with…

A half century of nutrition research related to heart health and dietary recommendations was influenced the sugar industry, a new paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals.

Challenges facing our global food system—like climate change, antibiotic resistance and environmental health—require creative solutions beyond traditional research and policy advocacy. That’s the message of Anthony D. So, the new director of the Center for a Livable Future…

The USDA released updated food availability data this month, which reveals that food in the US is, paradoxically, overabundant and scarce—and causing a lot of problems.  The average American now consumes around 2,481 calories per day. The amount of food available per…