A ‘right to grow’ law encouraging more locally-grown food could boost health, community pride and food supply resilience.
Wheat accounts for about 20% of human calorie consumption, and Russia and Ukraine are both major exporters. The war could hit household food supplies in countries as far apart as Egypt and Indonesia.
The most vulnerable in society have been hit hard by the pandemic when it comes to getting enough to eat. So what can be done?
A team of experts are projecting that after a steep increase in 2020, food insecurity rates will dip in 2021. But behind this is a racial gap – rates for Black Americans will remain stubbornly high.
Food insecurity affected many students even before the pandemic hit, with international students the worst hit. But students and universities have shown a lot can be done to end the problem.
Interviews with a diverse range of young people in Edinburgh and London, aged 18-26, reveal their experiences both before and during the pandemic.
Your view depends on whether you see poverty as the result of individual or policy failings.
Finding purpose outside of sport can contain a multitude of benefits for athletic performance – and mental health.
If children are not given the nutrition they need, there are long-term effects on their health.
Marcus Rashford has spoken eloquently about what happens when the government does not provide adequate support for food-insecure families. Children we interviewed said the same thing.
The ability of food banks to meet the needs of food insecure Canadians has plummeted just when it is needed most. But food banks have never been able to address the reason people are going hungry.
The government is focusing on the market to feed the UK but to avoid long-term risks and short-term emergencies a UK food plan is needed now
Our research has found that staff discussions of Christianity in food banks may put people off using them.
Food poverty is increasingly generating child victims, whose only salvation comes from donations of emergency food provisions.
While politicians ignore calls to raise Newstart, alarming levels of financial stress among private renters, particularly in low-rent outer suburbs, show why current welfare payments are too low.
British children left angry and bewildered by food poverty.
Food banks should not be “normal” and yet they are rapidly becoming an accepted substitute for welfare in the UK.
Social supermarkets help those struggling from food poverty – but they mask our broken food system.
Growing numbers of people are using food banks to feed themselves and their families. But many areas where residents face a high risk of food poverty are under-serviced.
Because some people find it difficult to comprehend…