UNSCN Discussion Paper: By 2030, End All Forms of Malnutrition and Leave No One Behind

A new discussion paper from the United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) aims to present the centrality of nutrition in the current sustainable development agenda.

New Review Affirms Nutritional Impact of Iron-Biofortified Crops

A review of current evidence on the nutritional impact of iron-biofortified staple crops reinforces the findings and strength of the existing research. The review affirms that regular consumption of these high-iron varieties, including beans and pearl millet, reduces iron-deficiency in vulnerable population groups such as school children and non-pregnant young women.

East African Heads Laud Aflasafe

A team of African leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda under the East Africa Community (EAC) have endorsed IITA’s aflasafe—Africa’s first indigenous biocontrol product for control of aflatoxins.

Workshop: Better Targeting Food Safety Investments in Low and Middle Income Countries

Recent work by the WHO shows the health burden of foodborne disease is comparable to that of malaria, HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis. This workshop will further expose and explore the massively underestimated burden of foodborne disease and its likely causes.