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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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Giving a Boost to School Lunches in India

Supplementing school lunches with iron-fortified salt can help reduce anemia in kids

When Farmers Can't Put Food on the Table

How the war in Ukraine and climate change are affecting poor farmers in Guatemala

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Rethinking Farming in Rwanda

The Rwandan Institute for Conservation Agriculture wants to empower small farmers

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How Avian Flu Will Affect Your Thanksgiving

Avian flu, supply chain shortages, and inflation could be unwelcome guests at dinner tables

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Don't Eat Blackberries on September 29—and Other Food Superstitions

Some cultures around the world believe certain foods may affect your luck

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Foods That are Worse for You Than Halloween Candy

There's a surprising amount of sugar in some "healthy" foods compared to your favorite Halloween treats

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Vegetables from Around the World

Vegetables are the cornerstone of many dishes and a staple in healthy diets

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Improving the FDA's Food Safety Program: Choosing Practical Solutions

On the heels of an infant formula recall, the FDA faces a review of its food program and proposals for change

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How AI Is Transforming Maternal Health Care in Vietnam

Southeast Asia is harnessing technology to equip parents with better information about childhood nutrition

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Breastfeeding Babies During War

Parents from Ukraine and other countries in crisis struggle to breastfeed and formula feed their children

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Seeds: An Unlikely Casualty of the War in Ukraine

How history—and future crops—were lost when Russia attacked a scientific warehouse for valuable plants and seeds

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How the U.S. Baby Formula Shortage Affects Low-Income Families

Families living in poverty are making impossible trade-offs between food, rent, and essentials like formula and diapers

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Mitigating Malnutrition

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