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.
The fast-food industry in India is rapidly growing while 73 million Indians have diabetes, and this number is set to nearly double by 2045. How can the Indian government turn the tide on this public health crisis?
Diet-related illnesses kill more Americans than anything else. Meanwhile, American medical schools don’t prepare doctors to provide comprehensive nutrition advice to patients. A growing faction of doctors is fighting back by teaching doctors to cook.
The Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF) will host a webinar on December 12, 2017, at 11 am EST to highlight the findings of their recent report, Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems.
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.
These 14 athletes and dancers are working to reduce global hunger and obesity and advocating for a better, healthier food system.
How much food do you consume over the course of a year? What would it look like laid out in front of you? What about the global consumption? Itamar Gilboa’s Food Chain Project is an exhibition depicting one man’s yearly consumption.
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.
Check out how these 11 people and organizations are alleviating hunger, forging new attitudes about food, and partaking in vital research to better our relationship with food.