The Critical and Complex Need to Address Food Safety in Africa

Foodborne disease and other food safety issues are among the greatest development challenges we face globally. This fact has been established from many angles: World Health Organization (WHO) research, for example, places the global health burden of foodborne disease on par with HIV/AIDS, TB, or malaria.

Repairing Food Systems Failures: Policies, Innovations, and Partnerships

The current food system is failing us. Current food systems are not capable of reducing hunger and malnutrition. In fact, hunger in the world has been increasing, growing to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. Also, overweight is sharply rising and has tripled since 1975, affecting 1.9 billion adults and >> Read more

The Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Climate Change

A new report by the Lancet Commission on the Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change delivers a powerful, incisive analysis of the drivers of those overlapping worldwide problems with some long-overdue and hard-hitting recommendations.

Tackling the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Time to Innovate!

The first decade of the 21st century was one of widespread inertia toward the burgeoning “double burden,” that is, rising overweight co-existing with relatively stagnant undernutrition rates — even within the nutrition and public health world.