A selection of our coverage of the conflict in Gaza from the past fortnight.
Community gardens can be a boon for residents.
Community-centred approaches to urban agriculture have been successful in various parts of the world.
The use of food banks has skyrocketed. Here Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helps prepare a food box at Seva Food Bank in Mississauga, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022.
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With food insecurity at an all-time high and food banks buckling under high demand as we head into this holiday season, experts say we need to focus on long-term solutions to tackle the issue at its root.
Pakistan experienced severe floods in 2022.
The effects of climate change on health are getting more political traction. But there’s still more to do, particularly as the health harms of climate change are only getting more serious.
It’s hard to divulge an inability to put food on the table.
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Questions about food insecurity can be less straightforward than they appear.
The social and financial costs of policing food theft are higher than the costs of addressing poverty and income inequality.
The food theft crisis is framed as a threat to paying customers. This furthers the divide between those who can still afford groceries and those who cannot.
Workers use a lift to check herbs at a vertical farm greenhouse in Cleburne, Texas.
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Digital twin technology is a huge boon for indoor farming and may hold the key to addressing rising global food scarcity.
Halfway through the Sustainable Development Goals timeline, the world is not on track to meet the target of ending malnutrition by 2030.
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As global acute food insecurity increases, severe wasting — which already affects 13.6 million children — is expected to rise with it. Treating wasting requires specialized nutrition and medical care.
Residents walk toward the Northern Store where most groceries and goods are purchased in Nain, N.L.
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Food insecurity is an issue felt particularly acutely by Inuit across Northern Canada. Culturally appropriate food systems may be the solution.
A man butters a dinner roll as he eats a Thanksgiving meal at the Ottawa Mission in Ottawa in October 2023. Food insecurity is on the rise in Canada, particularly in households with children.
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The persistence of food insecurity in Canada is a policy choice. By not doing more to improve the adequacy and stability of household income, governments are choosing to let food insecurity fester.
A worker rakes wheat in a granary on a farm near Kyiv in August 2023, a month after Russia pulled out of a deal aimed at protecting ships carrying Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.
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The Ukraine war’s impact on food insecurity is critical, but there is more to the picture. The main problem is that capitalism allows food and other basic needs to become precarious commodities.
“Food is medicine” programs recognize the vital importance of fresh produce in a person’s overall health.
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When people taking part in 22 pilot programs across the US got free fruits and vegetables, their health improved.
Food banks help millions of people, but have serious limitations.
In 2022, government launched one million rice paddies, stacked in 15 pyramids, but the country’s food crisis has persisted.
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Fixing Nigeria’s food inflation goes beyond declaring a state of emergency.
When the roads flooded around Lismore, it left supermarket shelves empty for months. Keeping everyone fed took a huge community effort. Now we need to make food supply secure.
Of the 34 million Americans who suffer from food insecurity, 9 million are children.
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For many Americans, a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables and whole grains is beyond their reach.
An internally displaced person prepares a meal for her family inside an IDP camp in Benue State in northcentral Nigeria in January 2022.
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Two formidable forces have converged to push Nigeria’s food security to the brink: climate change, with its unpredictable weather patterns, and terrorism.
Prime Minster Justin Trudeau helps prepare a food box at a food bank in Mississauga, Ont., in November 2022. Food charity is not the solution to ending food insecurity in Canada.
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Canada’s National Food Policy is slated for renewal later this year. Employment and Social Development Canada must be involved to develop income supports that reduce food insecurity.
Everyone should have the right to have, or not have, a child and to parent with dignity in a safe environment – but food insecurity makes this difficult.
A farmer at the Roots Community Food Centre urban farm in northwestern Ontario harvests Gete-Okosomin squash in summer 2021.
A guaranteed basic income is a promising tool for contributing to sustainability and justice across agriculture and fishing sectors.