As new research demonstrates the widespread nature of micronutrient deficiencies in pre-school children and women globally, nutrition experts warn the surging cost of living could mean things are about to get worse.
As new research sheds light on how the ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition affects children in Southeast Asia, dairy producer FrieslandCampina says it is responding with ‘better and affordable’ products that target nutritional deficiencies in these populations.
Children are not fed enough of the right foods at the right time, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), who is calling for ‘bolder actions’ and ‘greater accountability’ for kids’ diets.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to unveil a new framework for collaboration efforts in food security, nutrition and innovative investment solutions.
World hunger remains a persistent crisis, with approximately 842 million people going hungry every day. We look at the bakery and snack giants that are leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition.
What will food and farming in 2030 look like? The Commission makes its predictions; the EU opens a centre to fight global malnutrition and guidance for manufacturers using nanoparticles is published. This is our round-up of news and views from the EU.
After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Rural poverty is the theme of this year’s World Food Day but agriculture in itself is not enough to end hunger, says the FAO – social protection is vital to protecting farmers which means industry can get involved.
The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however 805 million people around the world are still chronically undernourished, according to a new joint UN report.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).
Contemporary food systems need to change – and the health and food sectors need to work more closely together - if more than half the world’s population that don’t eat enough, over eat, or eat poorly, are to be helped, the WHO has said.
Writing up an article on Kellogg’s World Food Day initiative yesterday, that age old question seemed to buzz through: is there really such a thing as a selfless good deed? And what about, dare we ask, on a corporate level?
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reiterated calls for more to be done to improve nutrition in the first 1000 days of life to reduce growth stunting that blights the lives of about 165m children worldwide.
The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has defended its work with the global food industry, saying it is a vital partner in nutrition-changing efforts in the developing world and does not represent a conflict of interest (COI).
Investment in battling malnutrition on a global scale will help save and improve millions of lives, but will also save billions of euros in lost potential GDP for countries where malnutrition is a problem, according to the United Nations World Food Programme.
The crusade to end world hunger has been a bitter failure. But with
the world set to sweep away a crooked food trading system, there is
a chance to get it right - if only we could revive the FAO from
As food makers in the developed world face ongoing collisions with
consumer groups over their choice of certain food ingredients and
additives - notably salt and potentially GM ingredients - a new
study from the US finds that undernutrition...
Last week's US Senate resolution to declare this week, 21-28 April,
2002, National Biotechnology Week, has been welcomed by The
Alliance for Better Foods. The organisation said that the
unanimously passed Senate Resolution 243...
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will soon host a
global meeting to review progress towards ending hunger. The
meeting, the 'World Food Summit: five years later' aims to track
progress achieved since the 1996...