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.
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.
An international team of experts has released a report documenting the “staggering” health costs of industrial food systems globally and the extent to which negative health impacts are experienced unequally.
Innovators and enthusiasts will explore food’s not-too-distant future at Food Loves Tech, an “education-by-entertainment” expo in Brooklyn, New York, on November 3 and 4.
Celebrity chef Jose Andrés and the team of the World Central Kitchen are working alongside local Puerto Rican chefs to feed more than 5,000 Puerto Ricans per day in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
A team of researchers with the Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) has created a series of interactive educational tools to explore the histories of widely-used pesticides, including glyphosate, dicamba, and 2,4-D.
On September 29, 2017, the Chef Ann Foundation is bringing a Celebrity Chef Edition of The Real School Food Challenge to New Orleans. The organizers will be challenging a group of New Orleans’ most prominent chefs to create healthy school lunch recipes for just US$1.25 per meal.
The Culinary Breeding Network will bring together 500 chefs, plant breeders, and others in Portland, OR in October to share, discover, and taste new vegetables and grain cultivars that make for culinary excellence
Joshua Svaty is running in Kansas to become only sitting governor-farmer of a U.S. state.