A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are
highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
A swarm of roughly 40 million desert locusts can eat the same amount of food in one day as about 35,000 people.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
Haphazard development of abattoirs without environmental and health considerations in Nigeria can only invite diseases -- and potentially pandemics such as COVID-19.
Rapid industrialisation and infrastructure development in developing countries have propelled the growth of the nonylphenol market.
Continuing flour shortages in supermarkets highlight a fundamental food security problem in distribution systems.
More effort must go into building synergies between emergent local efforts and the government response.
Victory gardens were popular during wartime, and have made a comeback during the current pandemic.
Food is essential to survival. It is also essential to identity. During times of national crisis like the coronavirus pandemic and in the historical landscape, food issues become prominent.
Local fish are almost impossible to find on the shelves of grocery stores in northern Ontario, even though the region has an abundance of fish.
Local people are caught in an impossible situation – stay home and starve or venture out to buy food, potentially bringing the virus home too.
After the brief shock of food insecurity in the form of empty supermarket shelves, we might start thinking about having a Plan B and C based on local food sources and shorter supply chains.
Mauritius relies on a strategy of being open to imports and exports.
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
Canada's public health-care system is one of the most well-developed in the world. And yet, many remote Indigenous communities are still not getting what they need.
The potential exists for malnutrition to exacerbate the health consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic.
County governments and the health ministry should allow produce markets to operate in urban areas.