At a time when poverty and hunger levels are declining around the world, famine is recurring, driven by conflicts and natural disasters. But timely action by governments and aid groups can save lives.
Recycling leftovers from supermarkets does not address the roots of food poverty and removes responsibility from the government.
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.
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.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
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.
Pulses -- or grain legumes -- are indigenous foods that can play a massive role in tackling food security on the African continent.
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.
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.
Is there such a thing as brain food?
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.
Some of the most vulnerable people in society are being kept alive by food banks.
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.
Australians eat a lot of water. Nearly 500 L is required to produce the food each of us eats every day.
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.
Genetically modified animals can help to feed the world's burgeoning population, but there is still a lot of misinformation concerning its safety.
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.
Our bodies have a complex system to control food intake, driven by hormones. Hormone levels also change when we gain and lose weight.
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.
With most of the world's potential farmland already in use, it may be time to start foraging.