The first large-scale study of the risks that countries face from dependence on water, energy and land resources has found that globalisation may be
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~5 min
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Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
July 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
June 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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Fungi and other organisms called oomycetes are highly adaptable. That's bad news for the global food supply.
June 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Plants have evolved techniques for protecting themselves from heat and insect attacks – but when both these stresses happen at once, one defense may neutralize the other.
April 7, 2020 • ~7 min
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