Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Cassava is a key food source in tropical countries, but yields have been flat for decades. New genetic research is identifying many options for boosting production of this valuable staple crop.
Many people are suspicious of GM crops, but new techniques could massively increase food production.
How can we feed a growing world population while protecting the environment? One key strategy is to improve yields on small farms, which produce much of the food in the world's hungriest countries.
Nearly two-thirds of the billion people suffering food insecurity are themselves farmers. Here's how some are protecting themselves.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to global food insecurity except that the West needs to learn to consume, and waste, less.
International law should include an offence of 'creating a famine'.
Simply calling on people to eat less meat is not very useful. The consumption of meat, after all, is embedded within numerous social and cultural practices. But changing diets can benefit the planet.
Coconut water may be the 'it' drink, but its producers face multiple threats.
Australia's city foodbowls are an important part of the nation's food supply, but they're under increasing pressure from growing populations.
Can suburban gardening and poultry-keeping meaningfully contribute to resilient and sustainable food systems? We look to the past to find out.
Urban farms might be trendy, but they won't replace rural agriculture anytime soon.
Intelligent trade policies can help limit the threats, including food security, that come with an uneven distribution of water resources across the globe.
Feeding nine billion people by 2050 is possible – if we start applying some science.
Microbial-based solutions are perhaps the best-kept secret in agricultural innovation.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
Packed with protein, cheaper than meat, and with minimal effect on the climate...what's not to like?
Talking about food is a productive way to understand a complex world. The dinner table is a place where the shame of poverty is most acutely experienced.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.