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Food

Diet-related disease is linked to eight out of ten leading causes of death worldwide. Obesity is on the rise in many countries. Almost nine percent of the world's population is undernourished. Climate change and growing populations are on a trajectory that will lead to increases in food insecurity. This section examines these issues and how food policies and systems impact equity and human well-being.

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Children, Hunger, Stress, and Coronavirus

We need to identify at-risk U.S. children and expand safety nets worldwide to keep kids fed, immunized, and looked after

Why Private Sector Engagement Should Be Part of the Solution in the Developing World

It’s time we push for a broader COVID-19 response that recognizes the role of business in systemic and behavior change

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In Somalia, Should COVID Vaccination or Food Security Come First?

Conflict and drought further complicate the East African nation's health decisions

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Food Fight: Fighting for Healthier Food is a Life-or-Death Struggle

Governments should act now to build resilient populations, protected from nutrition-related diseases

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COVID-19 Shows Us It's Time to Tackle Obesity and Overweight

Lessons and cautionary tales from the anti-smoking movement show us a way to move forward

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The Voices of the Navajos

After COVID-19, who will hear the Navajo Nation and address education, water infrastructure, and food insecurity issues?

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Pig Pandemics and Other "Epizootic" Threats

COVID-19 is scary, and so are disease outbreaks in animals—they cause great economic devastation and disrupt human lives

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Coronavirus and America's Food Supply

Swift action to ensure worker safety, robust food inspections, and sustained supply chains should be top U.S. priorities

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COVID-19 and America’s Migrant Workforce

Need health care and groceries? Congress should protect the immigrant workforce—even if the Trump Administration won't

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COVID-19: This Crisis Should Make Us Stronger

As efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 succeed, those who are better off must help the most vulnerable

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A Russian Prescription to Reduce Alcohol Use

Sustained changes to alcohol policy in Russia have contributed to big gains in life expectancy

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What are Microbiomes and Probiotics?

The first in a series on bacteria in the gut and their potential for improving health and addressing malnutrition

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The Market, the Clinic, the Lung, and the Lab

An interview with University of Iowa expert Stanley Perlman on what we know and what we don’t about the new coronavirus

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How to Find Healthy Processed Foods? Just say Na+

Reducing the world’s sodium intake should start with industry, and lessons from the United Kingdom show it can work