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Climate Change, Taboos Surrounding Food Contribute To Malnutrition In Mali

POLITICO Magazine: Eat Not This Fish Anna Badkhen, author “…What we choose to include in our diet and what we disallow describes a story, a history. Like the Fulani catfish ban, food taboos can be maps tracing our very specific connections to the Pleistocene forefathers on the African savannah, ritual…

Malnutrition, Stunting Could Worsen Among Nepal’s Children Following 2 Earthquakes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Quake-hit Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children “…A 2011 government study showed that more than 40 percent of Nepal’s under-five-year-olds were stunted, showing that the country’s child malnutrition rate was one of the world’s highest. Experts say the two quakes, which killed 8,895 people and…

Next U.N. Secretary General Should Be Qualified Woman Who Can Lead On Food Security

Huffington Post: The Next U.N. Secretary General: An Experienced Woman to Foster Global Food Security Dan Glickman, former congressman and secretary of agriculture “…The future of [the U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge], and of humanitarian responses to food-related crises generally, should be on world leaders’ minds in choosing a new U.N.…

Fresh Food Supply Chains Can Learn From Recent Vaccine Supply Chain Innovations

The Guardian: Why transporting vegetables is not so different from delivering vaccines Bruce Y. Lee, director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins “…Until agricultural supply chains for low-income countries are improved, fresh fruits and vegetables may have little chance against their hardier and less healthy [processed food]…

U.N. Continues Humanitarian Aid Delivery To Yemen Despite Security, Other Challenges

U.N. News Centre: Yemen: despite major obstacles and insecurity, U.N. continuing to deliver aid to displaced “The United Nations is working to deliver humanitarian aid in war-torn Yemen despite widespread insecurity, port delays, and severe restrictions on access, several of the organization’s agencies and partners confirmed [Friday], citing efforts to…

WFP To Scale Up Food Aid To Eastern Ukraine, U.N. Says

U.N. News Centre: Ukraine: U.N. scales up food assistance in country’s crisis torn eastern region “The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said [Wednesday] it will scale up its emergency operation in eastern Ukraine to provide 500,000 conflict-affected people in the region with food assistance until the end of the…

UNICEF Nutrition Center Works To Stem Child Malnutrition In Chad

BBC News: Tackling child malnutrition in Chad: Inside a UNICEF nutrition center “Child malnutrition is a major problem in Chad — a country which ranks near the bottom on every global measure of poverty, health, or economic development. The lack of adequate, healthy food is linked to some grim statistics,…