Food insecurity is a problem of income inadequacy. The 2023 federal budget’s “grocery rebate” has the right idea, but falls short.
A drop in food prices might immediately address the lack of economic access to food but will not address the root causes of food insecurity.
Better food supply, a reduction in population growth rate, and greater integration into global markets are three key steps Niger must take.
More than 41 million people rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to buy their groceries. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the program ramped up.
Social grants are the largest source of support for many vulnerable groups. They are the government’s primary response to poverty, food insecurity and inequality.
The end of an era of cheap food.
A little more than 1 in 10 Americans can’t get enough to eat – around the same share of the country that was experiencing food insecurity before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nearly two-thirds of suburbs in one major part of Sydney have no food stores at all. And in those that do, unhealthy food outlets outnumber healthy ones by more than six to one.
The emotional stress of growing up in a poor household may contribute to obesity.
Skewed reportage on the land debate contributes to entrenching the injustices of colonialism and apartheid.
Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a second look at Nigeria in 2022.
A country of plenty like Australia should be able to ensure no one is denied their right to adequate food. But food insecurity is on the rise, and we aren’t even properly monitoring the problem.
Inflation is driving up food prices and could have a severe impact on the health of Canadians. When the cost of food increases, it restricts the availability of nutritious foods for low-income people.
Despite the impact of flooding on food security, it is not recognised as a threat by policymakers.
Deprivation in childhood is a strong predictor of obesity, gambling, smoking and addiction in adulthood.
Affordability is a question of political and policy priorities. If we want a fair and adequate social security system, we cannot continue cutting the resources of those who already have the least.
Food insecurity is often talked about as an issue of individual responsibility. But our research suggests most people struggling to put food on the table are not the agents of their own misfortune.
Food insecurity is a social justice issue tied to social determinants of health. Historically marginalized people like 2SLGBTQ+ youth are at risk, and more likely to be food insecure during COVID-19.
The emission reduction targets outlined for Canadian fertilizer use will not lead to food shortages and food insecurity.
One 11-year old girl told us she knows once rent is paid, there is almost nothing left over. So she never takes school excursion notes home, in case the cost is too much.