After declining for nearly a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is growing again. Climate change, which is disrupting weather patterns that farmers rely on, is a major cause.
It's one thing to come up with food security plans. But implementing them is tough.
Although nutritious, inexpensive food options do exist for low-income Canadians, whether those foods are easily accessible or feasible has long evaded both nutrition researchers and politicians.
Food insecurity among students can impair academic performance or even lead to some dropping out.
A new study has found breaking old and forming new habits is key in keeping weight off.
As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise, rice plants produce fewer vitamins and other key nutrients. This could worsen hunger, malnutrition, child stunting and other diet-related health problems.
Missing a meal can certainly push you toward a bad mood. But new research identifies in what kind of situations hunger is most likely to tip toward hanger.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
It's hard to succeed in college if you're hungry. But more than half of community college students don't have access to affordable and healthy food. What difference can food scholarships make?
At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
Biofortification – enhancing the micronutrient concentration of staple crops – offers a sustainable solution to hidden hunger.
Despite Australia being considered the 'lucky country', 15% of us still experience food insecurity. Meanwhile, 40% of edible food is thrown away before it even reaches the market.
Congress is drafting the 2018 farm bill, which will guide agriculture, nutrition, trade and rural development policy. A former agriculture secretary explains how this bill reaches far beyond farms.
There were some African food security initiatives from 2017 that deserve a special mention for the precedent they set.
Losing weight is an effective treatment for type 2 diabetes, as well as a prudent preventive measure. Beliefs that it's harder to lose weight when diabetic are unfounded.
African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food production using a system-wide approach, and not the traditional reliance on isolated projects.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
South Africa has problems with hunger and obesity and both are linked to malnutrition. But solutions like taxes, education, regulating food advertising and labelling can help the problem.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.