Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans
Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.
Feb. 8, 2021 • ~10 min
Current food policies meant to fight against world hunger are failing to consider fish. "This is a huge oversight," says Kristin Kleisner.
Feb. 4, 2021 • ~6 min
A food policy researcher helps make sense of the lexicon of US food policy terms, and explains how they relate to racial justice.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~8 min
The onset of the rainy season can affect food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa as much as the amount of rain farmers receive overall, a new study shows.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~7 min
18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done?
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~13 min
The boxes and bags people get from food pantries contain healthier food than you might suspect.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Dayton Children’s Hospital has begun to screen patients and their families for food insecurity, referring many of them to its 'Food Pharm.'
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~3 min
COVID-19 has not only sickened and killed millions around the globe, it has wreaked havoc on existing programs to fight health ills that affect millions more. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Michelle Williams discusses with the Gazette an “action agenda” on global health for the incoming Biden administration.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~16 min
Increasing rates of food insecurity are associated with an increase in cardiovascular death rates. Experts say COVID-19 could exacerbate the problem.
Nov. 11, 2020 • ~4 min
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