Rapid urbanization in low-income countries has negative consequences on the food system, which affects the physical, economic, and environmental health of these areas. The ‘Malnutrition Cocktail’ describes the convergence of hunger and obesity within these urbanized populations.
Ernesto Fonseca, CEO of Hacienda CDC, highlights the plight of low-income communities in accessing and affording healthy, sustainable food options.
A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future details an active urban foraging community in Baltimore that collect more than 140 different kinds of fruits, nuts, leafy greens, and fungi.
A new study by the University of Arizona Center for Regional Food Studies reveals that Tucson, Arizona, in one of the top U.S. cities and an international leader in conserving and providing access to food biodiversity.
Dumpster diving success led filmmaker William Reid to live on food waste from supermarkets and restaurants for two years. Reid hopes the “absurdity” of his diet will lead to consumer, industry, and policy action.
At EXPO Chicago 2017, Itamar Gilboa’s Food Chain Project installation will highlight global food consumption issues with more than 6,000 plaster cast food items on display.
Russell Lehman and Arianna Muirow of Seattle-based Food Action discuss sustainability, regenerativity, and food access for all through their whole systems approach to food system reform.
Two farmer cooperatives in Arkansas, New South Co-op and Grassroots Co-op, are helping fight food insecurity in a region where 20 percent of families go hungry
Carlotta Mast, Executive Director of Content and Insights at New Hope Network, discusses food access, food system change, and the importance of industry collaboration in preparation for Esca Bona 2017 in October.
The report is titled “Environmental, Food and Migration Sustainability: Three Challenges To Overcome Together.” It is a joint effort between BCFN and the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy, aimed at raising awareness about crucial issues surrounding food and sustainability.