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Women, Children At Risk Of Being Trafficked In Hurricane-Hit Haiti, U.N. Warns; 800K People Need Immediate Food Assistance

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Haiti’s hurricane raises risk of women, children being trafficked — U.N. “Women and children in Haiti are at heightened risk of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through the impoverished Caribbean nation, the United Nations and aid agencies warn…” (Moloney, 10/24).…

Devex Examines Work Of Feed The Future Innovation Labs At UC Davis

Devex: How universities are sowing the seeds to Feed the Future “…There are 24 Feed the Future Innovation Labs at universities in the U.S. that partner with developing country research institutions as part of the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative. Five of those labs are at UC…

Poor Diet Poses Greatest Noncommunicable Health Risk Worldwide, Report Shows

Huffington Post: Poor Diet Is The Greatest Risk To Worldwide Health, Report Says “…Across the globe, poor diets now pose a greater collective health risk than unsafe sex, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use combined, according to a new report by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition…”…

Effective Urban Policies Critical To Ensuring, Promoting Healthy Environments

PLOS Blogs’ “Translational Global Health”: Food at the heart of healthy and sustainable cities Natalie Molino, policy projects coordinator, and Sudhvir Singh, director of policy, both at the EAT Foundation, discuss the challenges of urban health and explore how the New Urban Agenda, “a policy document that will guide urban…

WHO Exhibits Leadership In Helping Nations Reduce Sugar Intake, Address NCDs

The Lancet: WHO’s war on sugar Editorial Board “On October 11, World Obesity Day, WHO upped the ante in its fight against sugar. First, it called for governments to introduce subsidies for fruits and vegetables and taxation of unhealthy foods, with a particular target on sugary drinks. … The second…

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