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New York Times Examines U.N.’s Zero Hunger Challenge

New York Times: A Road Map for Eradicating World Hunger “…Around the world, nations as varied as Brazil, Cambodia, Iran, and the Philippines have reported progress toward the goals of the Zero Hunger Challenge, a campaign that the United Nations began in 2012. … The goal is more complex than…

Improved Food Storage, Transport Can Help Reduce Global Food Waste

The Guardian: Roads, railways and research can stop global food waste Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and founder and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “One-quarter of all the food in the world is lost each year, owing to inefficient harvesting, inadequate storage, and wastage in…

First Lady Michelle Obama Discusses Food Security, Nutrition At World Expo In Milan

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: FLOTUS Highlights Global Nutrition and Health Challenges at Expo Milano 2015 The blog post summarizes First Lady Michelle Obama’s comments made while visiting the USA Pavilion at the World Expo, noting she “expressed optimism about facing our global food and nutrition challenges after visiting the…

News Outlets Report On Dengue Outbreak, Food Security In Yemen; U.N. Launches New Aid Appeal

Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report: War-torn Yemen sees outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever, thousands infected “Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. The top health…

U.S. Food For Peace Critical For Addressing Hunger In Yemen

Huffington Post: Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen William Lambers, author and journalist “…The United States Food for Peace program must lead in building the international coalition to save Yemen from famine. A peace plan cannot succeed without this vital ingredient of food. A generation of Yemeni children can be…

Addressing Childhood Obesity Critical, Requires Societal, Systems Change

The Lancet: Managing the tide of childhood obesity Editorial Board “In less than one generation, the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity has risen in most high-income countries … Obesity is also on the rise in low-income and middle-income countries, with undernutrition-related stunting and obesity creating a double burden of…