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Food Tank Blog Post Features Interview With CSIS Global Food Security Project Director

Food Tank: Ten Questions with Kimberly Flowers, Director of the Global Food Security Project “Food Tank, in partnership with American University, is hosting the 2nd Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington, D.C., on April 20-21, 2016. This two-day event will feature more than 75 different speakers from the food and…

Global Food Waste Hampering Food Security, Increasing Climate Change, Study Says

Washington Post: Our wasted food is a huge environmental problem — and it’s only getting worse “…A study just out in the journal Environmental Science and Technology concludes that we’re already producing way more food than the world actually needs — but a lot of the excess is being wasted,…

Bloomberg Examines Global Rise In Obesity, Efforts To Reverse Trend

Bloomberg: The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It “…Economic forces are conspiring to cause the great global weight gain. Countries grow wealthier and increase consumption. People move from rural areas to cities, where they have ready access to inexpensive, processed foods. Machines do work…

On World Health Day, Global Community Must Commit To Preventing Deaths, Complications From Diabetes

Huffington Post: World Health Day 2016: Let’s Beat Diabetes Margaret Chan, director general of the WHO “…Preventing deaths and complications from diabetes requires access to affordable health care services with equipment sufficient to diagnose and monitor diabetes; patient education to promote healthy diet, physical activity and self-care; essential medicines for…

U.N. Declares 2016 Beginning Of Decade On Action On Nutrition

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. Decade aims to eradicate hunger, prevent malnutrition “Calling attention to the nearly 800 million chronically undernourished people and over two billion with micronutrient deficiencies, the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2016 the start of the U.N. Decade of Action on Nutrition…” (4/4).

USAID To Provide Nearly $68M In Additional Emergency Food Assistance For Sudan

USAID: U.S. Announces Nearly $68 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Sudan “The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $68 million for emergency food assistance, to reach approximately 2.5 million Sudanese as well as refugees from South Sudan and other neighboring states. This assistance will…

Childhood Nutrition Must Include Access To Both Proteins, Micronutrients

Huffington Post: Have we Been Hooked on Micronutrients in our Search for the Solution to Stunting? Klaus Kraemer, director of the Sight and Life Foundation, and Richard D. Semba, professor at Johns Hopkins University “…[S]tunted children are in reality not receiving sufficient quality protein from their diet and this lack…

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