Food Security

Two Reasons Why Three Billion People Aren’t Getting Adequate Nutrition

A recent brief released by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition addresses two huge contributors to poor diet—food loss and food waste. Because of high levels of food loss and waste—especially of nutrient-rich, perishable foods—as many as three billion people are consuming low-quality diets that result in micronutrient malnutrition as well as rising levels of obesity.

Paul Newnham: Breaking Down Silos to Achieve Sustainable Development for Food Security

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Paul Newnham discusses his work at SDG2 Advocacy Hub. The group acts as a platform for stakeholders to discuss and plan for the United Nation’s goal of zero hunger and more sustainable agriculture by 2030. Paul says the goal requires breaking down silos and having difficult conversations. Also, chefs have a role!

A Set Menu for Europe? Building a Food Policy that Brings Everybody to the Same Table

The European Union urgently needs a common food policy to build sustainable food systems, says a recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food). This shared policy would provide a common direction for food and farming systems in the Union, which suffer at all levels under the current model of production and agriculture.

Opinion | Does More Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Mean Higher Crop Yield?

Our global capacity to achieve food security will strongly depend on how crops and agroecosystems will be impacted by climate change. Unfortunately, rising levels of atmospheric CO2 will have more negative than positive effects on our food systems.

Opinion | Amid Growing Hunger and Obesity, the Right to Food Needs a New Approach for Sustainable Development

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva explains the urgent need to reduce hunger and malnutrition across the globe as the human right to food becomes a growing priority.

Making Food More Equitable in Dayton

Dayton, Ohio is one of the hungriest American cities. Lela Klein of Gem City Market tells Food Tank about how to turn Dayton’s food deserts into areas where all members have access to fresh and nutritious food.

Celebrate Hummus and Falafel on February 10th #LovePulses

World Pulses Day is February 10th! Read about why pulses matter for global health and the environment in 10 of our favorite Food Tank articles.

New Report Sets Clear Targets for Healthy and Sustainable Food Systems

The EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, and Health released its scientific review, publishing the world’s first-ever scientific targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production.

Greening Uganda: Restoring Native Forest Cover To Increase Local Resilience

The Native Seeds Project is providing local farmers and refugee communities with sustainable nutrition and increasing their resilience to climate change.

Bigger Data, Smaller Farms: The Role of Big Data in Sustainable Intensification

Sustainable intensification is one of the areas of agricultural research that is being transformed by Big Data. Through initiatives like the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture, researchers are helping farmers create complex accounting systems for their farms and increase productivity while decreasing the environmental impact of farming.