GMO crops have been rejected in many countries where food shortages are dire. Now, a scientist at the University of Connecticut has figured out how to create better crops with DNA editing.
It's wrong to blame climate change for famine and conflict. These can either be prevented, or the impact minimised, if institutions and mechanisms of good governance are in place.
The distinction between food insecurity and famine is artificial and unhelpful. Hungry people are suffering however their situation falls below the radar.
An academic article that asserted the benefits of colonialism caused an outcry and resulted in calls for its removal. A post-colonial expert explains why.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
Diversity, resilience, resistance to disease: seeds must be preserved to ensure we can feed our world in the future.
Already one of the world's most urgent humanitarian disasters, the situation in Yemen is only getting worse.
Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
The western media's focus on events at home like the US elections and the UK Brexit referendum has come at the expense of reporting on the famine that's unfolding in Africa.
Eritreans are at risk of severe malnutrition – but aid agencies struggle to access those in need.
One of the worst humanitarian disasters in decades is well underway in East Africa.
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.
Food, water and climate are complex, interconnected systems that when disrupted can cause severe social and political shocks.
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'.
We all know that stress can wreak havoc on your health but what does it do to your genes?
A new study from Denmark shows that a man's weight can affect the information carried by his sperm.
Food insecurity is a problem that doesn't only stem from hunger. It is also a result of eating food that is not nutritious.
Celebrities help make causes known to larger audiences and can be effective in obtaining pledges from policymakers. Yet their simplified advocacy messages can lead to ineffective or harmful policies.
What do stuffed crust pizza and terrifying newspaper headlines have in common? Our hard-wired evolutionary responses hold the answer.