Hungry children stretch out their hands at a Somalian refugee camp in 2011.
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.
Sorghum and legumes could help children reach their required protein intake.
Pulses -- or grain legumes -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent.
Children struggle to learn when they’re hungry.
Ghana's school feeding programme has reached millions of children in the past 11 years. It does important work, but needs more support to grow and become sustainable.
Africa must adopt an integrated approach to effectively reduce hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.
There are a number of efforts on the African continent aimed at helping people overcome food insecurity. Even though some progress has been made, the situation remains bleak.
Food for thought.
Is there such a thing as brain food?
Crop production can play a crucial role in helping improve nutrition through dietary diversity.
People living in rural parts of South Africa lack diversity in their eating because a starch based diet is perceived as cheaper and is very common.
A helping hand.
Some of the most vulnerable people in society are being kept alive by food banks.
Can we learn to feed the multitudes?
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About one in seven Americans report going hungry at some point during the year, a fact apparently far from the minds of the presidential candidates.
Artichokes growing in Werribee South, an area that uses recycled water for irrigation.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
Children who go to bed hungry are likely to experience mental health problems.
One in six children in Australia report going to bed hungry – these children are more likely to have mental health problems and be bullied regularly.
A few genetic tweaks can solve a lot of problems.
Genetically modified animals can help to feed the world's burgeoning population, but there is still a lot of misinformation concerning its safety.
On the list of students' struggles are basic necessities – food.
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Students are going hungry on college campuses. The latest survey shows that four in 10 University of California students do not have access to nutritious food.
Whether or not you feel inclined to eat depends on the balance of the activity between two sets of neurons.
Our bodies have a complex system to control food intake, driven by hormones. Hormone levels also change when we gain and lose weight.
Can science help the developing world stave off a food crisis?
The challenges of feeding a hungry planet are many. Gene editing crops to be more productive, nutritious or hardy could help, but concerns about GMOs abound.
Healthier than meat, more resilient than crops.
With most of the world's potential farmland already in use, it may be time to start foraging.
Gut bacteria can manufacture special proteins that are very similar to hunger-regulating hormones.
We’ve long known that that the gut is responsible for digesting food and expelling the waste. More recently, we realised the gut has many more important functions and acts a type of mini-brain, affecting…
Lower targets are easier to meet.
During the United Nations General Assembly meetings this week, Ban Ki-Moon has convened a high-level side event on the Zero Hunger Challenge. This initiative by the UN Secretary-General bears the tag line…
Nearly a third of all the food produced in the world is lost or wasted, according to the UN’s World Resources Institute. If we convert this mass into calories, it constitutes nearly a quarter of all food…
Food banks are great, but a living wage is better.
Charitable food provision is growing, and more and more people are being fed by food banks and other initiatives. The press and TV have debated the legitimacy of such provision and highlighted the number…
Plenty of food in the shops, so why are people going hungry?
The only things that seem to be really growing in the UK and US economies these days are hunger and food insecurity. The growth of food banks and other forms of hunger-relief charities is a strong reminder…