Food Talk Live: Raj Patel and Rupa Marya

Raj Patel, economist and food systems activist, and Rupa Marya, physician and advocate for health justice, discuss their new book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. The book unpacks the complexities of healthcare in a modern world.

Putting Hunger Prevention Back on the Global Agenda

Global hunger is worsening, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. U.N. FAO Chief Economist Maximo Torero identifies three concerning trends contributing to the crisis.

“Squashing Superbugs” Calls for a Reduction in the Misuse of Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is emerging as one of the biggest threats to public health. During a recent event, co-hosted by Food Tank, experts argue there is still time to act.

Squashing Superbugs in the Livestock Industry

The fight against superbugs requires us to reconsider our use of antibiotics in livestock.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans: There Are No Healthy People on an Unhealthy Planet

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have the potential to better public health and the environment. But in recently released 2020-2025 guidelines do not go far enough.

Meat Alternatives Warrant More Research, Says Johns Hopkins Study

A new review from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future compares plant-based substitutes and cell-based meats to farmed meat.

Mexican State of Oaxaca Becomes First to Ban Selling Junk Food To Children

With a major obesity epidemic on the rise, the Mexican state of Oaxaca is banning the sale of junk food to children in order to change purchasing habits.

New “Rural Resilience” Course Addresses Mental Health Among Farmers

Created by both the Michigan and Illinois State University Extension Programs, the Rural Resilience curriculum helps participants learn to recognize signs of stress, identify effective coping strategies, respond to suicidal behavior, and connect with appropriate resources.

New on the Podcast: Marion Nestle Discusses Her New Book and the Current State of Food Politics

Marion Nestle’s new book Let’s Ask Marion: What You Need to Know about the Politics of Food, Nutrition, and Health examines a wide range of issues from school lunches, cultured meat, superfoods, and self-medicating with dietary supplements.

Student Activists Lead Grassroots Movement to Ban Synthetic Herbicides

In response to thousands of claims that its weedkiller Roundup causes cancer, the multinational corporation Bayer announced a new legal settlement. But according to student-led organization Herbicide-Free Campus, Bayer’s proposal falls short of protecting public health.