Global Obesity Epidemic to Cost US$1.2 Trillion Annually by 2025

The annual cost of treating the negative health impacts of obesity is projected to top US$1.2 trillion globally by 2025, according to new estimates that the World Obesity Federation (WOF) released ahead of October 11, which was World Obesity Day.

14 Athletes and Dancers Fighting Hunger and Obesity

These 14 athletes and dancers are working to reduce global hunger and obesity and advocating for a better, healthier food system.

Certified Master Chef Tom Griffiths on Culinary Trends

Chef Tom Griffiths, Vice President of Campbell’s Culinary & Baking Institute, discusses his role and responsibilities leading more than 20 highly-trained chefs, bakers, and culinary professionals.

Milan Urban Food Policy Pact is “extraordinary means to promote collaboration among cities”

More than 400 mayors, city officials, and experts convened in Valencia, Spain from October 19 to 21, 2017 for the Third Annual Gathering of the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP). Delegates from the 159 signatory cities engaged in debates, forums, and panels to exchange ideas and solutions to food-related issues relevant to urban environments.

Prize for Food Supply Chain Solution Startups: Applications Now Open

Food+City is accepting applications for innovative food supply chain solution competition, connecting early-stage business startups with investors. Applications must include a process, product, service, or technology that focuses on the system of getting food from the farm to the table.

Outrage and Inspire: Stories of Hunger and Humanity

Outrage in the title refers to the tragedy of famine and malnutrition in the modern era, where we have the ability to eliminate these maladies. Inspire comes from the stories of those who confront hunger and malnutrition.

The Power of Food: USC’s New Culinary Medicine Course

Keck School of Medicine of USC has partnered with L.A. Kitchen to provide a new hands-on culinary medicine course for medical students that addresses patients’ everyday nutrition challenges.

Readers React to GMOs

Food Tank shared an opinion piece by Dr. Gurian-Sherman examining a GMO documentary. Here are several responses we received.

Rockefeller Foundation: “Cities can better rescue surplus, wholesome food”

“With this important new research, cities like Denver, Nashville, and NYC can better rescue surplus, wholesome food; they have the data they need to set policy and feed more people in their cities. Everyone wins.”

Battling Agricultural Pests with Bats

In exchange for protection from predators, stable temperatures, and safe shelter, bats take care of some damaging pests for gardeners—no chemicals required.