Food

Not Just Their Problem: Roger Thurow Explains Why We Have All Been Missing Opportunities in African Agriculture

Roger Thurow has served as a senior fellow on the global food and agriculture team at the Chicago Council on...

Are Improved Nutritional Outcomes and a Robust Agricultural Sector Mutually Exclusive? Case Study Findings from the Developing World

Recent East African and South Asian stakeholder research has helped shed light on the thorny relationship between food security and nutritional policymaking in the developing world. Though findings point to a need for action on several fronts, addressing data disconnects in each of the six case study countries remains vital.

From Farm to Trashcan, America’s Food Supply Is Being Squandered: A Look At Consumer Attitudes

Researchers find that framing messages about food waste in terms of potential cost savings for consumers can be more effective than mentioning threats to the environment.

In the Fight for Food Security, Sustainable Land Management Plays a ‘Growing’ Role

Though the authors found consistently positive (i.e. increased) yields for cover cropping, organic fertilization, mulching, and water harvesting, even more compelling is the meta-analysis that was conducted to investigate the potential for climate change mitigation.

Too Much or Not Enough? Rethinking School Breakfast Programs

Research suggests that school breakfast programs may be falling short of the goal to provide universal access to a nutritional morning meal and may be contributing to unhealthy amounts of food intake.

Food for Thought: Does the Delivery of Food Aid Contribute to Conflict?

New research investigates the relationship between food aid and civil conflicts

Don’t Break the Nutrition Safety Net

Kate Maehr of the Greater Chicago Food Depository describes the growing need for food assistance as the USDA reveals the depth of hunger across the nation.

Incomplete Assistance: Obstacles to Achieving Food Security

Agricultural micro-lending programs hold great promise, but addressing underlying impediments to production holds the key to sustainability

From the Farm to the Table, Through Capitol Hill

A leading farm expert tells us how the sausage is made.

What’s That Burger Emitting?

The business of food is bad for the planet. But the problem isn't just a first-world one.

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