Professor Julian May examining food supplies in the home of Brenda Siko, who runs an unregistered early childhood development centre in Worcester’s Mandela Square informal settlement.
A ‘learning journey’ research process exposed a broad group of participants to local realities of the food system and childcare in a small town.
Sindhi cattle near Amazon rainforest:
flexitarian diets could feed the growing world population without further encroaching onto wild habitat.
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Infectious diseases originating in wild animals are high and may be increasing. This is a sign that ecosystem degradation is undermining the planet’s capacity to sustain human wellbeing.
Eating well makes it easier to concentrate on learning.
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An expert on food policy explains how the end of COVID-19 waivers will impact children’s access to food, as well as the importance of food banks and pantries.
The Burren, in western Ireland, is home to a traditional regenerative system of cattle management known as winterage.
Industry seeks to capitalize on regenerative agriculture, but standards that focus only on carbon or other select environmental metrics will undermine its transformative potential
The key to unlocking the benefits of new agricultural technologies is to develop food systems where the waste products from one step become valuable inputs in another.
The world is facing one of the century’s biggest challenges: How to nutritiously feed the growing population, address climate change and not destroy the ecosystems on which we all depend for life.
Food prescriptions provide patients with vouchers that can be spent on fruits and vegetables.
Food security is crucial to disease prevention and management, so prescribing healthy foods and reducing barriers to better diets makes sense. But food prescriptions should not be immune to scrutiny.
Ultra-processed foods that contributed the most dietary energy for Aussies included ready-made meals, fast food, pastries, buns, cakes, breakfast cereals, fruit drinks, iced tea and confectionery.
Legumes are an excellent source of protein.
Reviving long-lost legume species could help improve global food security and decrease world hunger.
Fast food in Ghana is expensive.
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Fast food brands target high- and middle-income groups who have incomes to adopt so-called modern lifestyles, including consuming fast food regularly.
African-owned food retailers are increasing their footprints across the continent.
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Commitments made on the global stage must now be followed through with policy and regulatory reform at national, regional and continental levels.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco.
Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Almost 30 per cent of Black households and 50 per cent of Indigenous households experience food insecurity.
Our food systems are failing to feed all of us.
In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, we pick apart what is broken and ways to fix it with two women who battle food injustice.
Community gardens can be an important source of food, but many were shut down during the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the problem of food insecurity for many people, especially racialized and Indigenous households.
The EU’s trading partners, including South Africa, will have to adhere to new regulations tied to the blocs ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy.
Food insecurity is a daily reality for millions of South Africans. Community organisations can help.
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These organisations are ideally placed to contribute their fine-grained local knowledge. They intimately understand the specific needs of the most vulnerable in their communities.
Providing child care facilities at markets, like this one in Abijan, Ivory Coast, could ease the burden on women traders.
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Globally, experts are beginning to recognise that focusing on one aspect of food overlooks the trade-offs or sacrifices people make.
Innovation in food systems and agricultural research is critical for African countries.
Stronger agricultural R&D systems will enable agriculture to power Africa’s transformation.
Kitwe Food and Farmers’ Market, Zambia.
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As the global South transitions to a predominantly urban future, food offers a way to understand the role of cities in future development.
Handouts from food banks are no substitute for self-sufficiency.
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Indigenous people in the US have high rates of food insecurity and dietary-related health problems. Any attempts to address the problem must start with land justice, argues a scholar of Native health and food.
Volunteers prepare boxes at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Oct. 1, 2020.
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Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That’s been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.