Ensuring Food Safety Investments Are People-Focused

Thanks to the efforts of the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) and others, foodborne disease is getting the attention it deserves as a major global health issue. Children and poor people suffer the most from foodborne diseases — the same groups who also suffer from other health burdens such as undernutrition. In such >> Read more

New $6 Million Donor Investment to Tackle Causes of Foodborne Disease in Ethiopia

The UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) are supporting four new research projects to address a broad set of robust and large-scale research priorities to guide program and policy efforts to improve food safety in Ethiopia.

Does Aflatoxin Stunt Child Growth? Evidence From the First Randomized Trial

Aflatoxins are, without question, dangerous poisons. Produced by molds that widely contaminate foods and feed, particularly in key staple crops such as maize and groundnuts, they cannot be seen, tasted, or smelled. Yet they take an enormous toll on health and economies across Africa and beyond

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.