Op-Ed

Understanding the Hunger Surge Caused by the COVID-19 Recession to Mitigate it Before it Is too Late

The economic recession caused by COVID-19 has severe consequences, particularly for import-dependent countries. But, minimizing outright hunger in ways that avoid food insecurity and malnutrition will reduce the long-term scars.

U.S. Agribusiness Takes Aim at Global Food Policy Reform

As the U.S. defends agribusiness, global food policy’s turn toward agroecology is far from a rejection of progress. Rather, it offers a path toward transformative change.

The Struggle to Halt Food Loss and Waste Amidst the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting inequalities in food production and distribution, resulting in both alarming rates of hunger and massive food loss and waste.

How Local Government Are Strengthening the Resilience of Agrifood Systems to COVID-19

By working with agrifood businesses, farmer organizations, and communities, local governments can take action to build a resilient food system in the midst of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Puts the Global Food System at Risk

COVID-19 threatens the health of supply chains and could cause four shocks to global food system. Governments must act to mitigate the potential negative impacts of the virus and protect the most vulnerable.

COVID-19 Stimulus: Bailout for corporate agribusiness or a lifeline for our food system?

Why the COVID-19 Stimulus Must Do More for Food System Workers and Families The COVID-19 stimulus package signed into law last week included US$23 billion for agriculture. This relief is warranted: access to safe and healthy food is paramount right…

Remember Your Farmers During the COVID-19 Crisis. We’ll Need Them the Next Time Around.

As farmers struggle in the midst of a global pandemic, consumers must take steps to support the those who produce the food we value and serve the health of local communities.

Caesaré Assad On The Food System, COVID-19

“We have this really beautiful rich, diverse country where we can produce and we can create so much wealth for all of us, and it’s now about zooming in and resourcing these gaps that we know exist”

How Will Coronavirus Affect Our Food? The Pandemic and Our food Systems, a Dispatch From Mexico

As COVID-19 spreads in Mexico, citizens will likely see the pandemic impact food security, student nutrition, agricultural workers, and more.

Celebrating the Informal Food Trade in Durban, South Africa

Though undervalued and neglected, Warwick Junction’s informal food traders support urban life, food security, and cultural heritage in Durban, South Africa.