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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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Bake for Ukraine

Neither war nor displacement can keep these Ukrainian bakers from feeding their community

Mitigating Malnutrition

An arresting global surge in the number of people experiencing hunger and what's behind it

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Russia's War on Food

Russia's own food security is yet another casualty of its eight-year war in Ukraine

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Is Fast Food Eating Away at Africa's Progress?

It is often said that Africa is the future, but what kind of future will it have if its population is unhealthy?

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New Netflix Release "Gather" Explores the Fight to Revitalize Native Foodways

Think Global Health talks with the film's director about food sovereignty

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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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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

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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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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