food security

Fruit and Vegetable Shortage in UK Leads Supermarkets to Ration

Fruit and Vegetable Shortage in UK Leads Supermarkets to Ration

Fresh produce shortages have prompted UK supermarkets — including Asda, Morrisons and Tesco — to ration their fruits and vegetables. Tomatoes, lettuce and peppers were being limited to three per customer at Asda, reported BBC News. Tesco, the latest store to implement buying limits, had a maximum of three per customer for cucumbers, tomatoes and […]

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    Ukraine Invasion Could Cause Global Food Crisis, UN Warns

    Ukraine Invasion Could Cause Global Food Crisis, UN Warns

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine could lead to a global food crisis, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.  The coronavirus pandemic has already pushed food prices higher, putting strain on developing countries especially. Now, experts worry that the invasion could raise them even further. “My greatest fear is that the conflict continues […]

    Modern-Day Diets Are Changing Human Chemistry, Study Finds

    Modern-Day Diets Are Changing Human Chemistry, Study Finds

    By Malavika Vyawahare “Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are,” the French lawyer Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in his 1826 opus, Physiologie du Goût. This is quite literally the case, scientists decoding the human body have found. Now, an analysis of chemical signatures in human hair and nails shows […]

    12 Books on Healing Our Connection With the Planet for Earth Day

    12 Books on Healing Our Connection With the Planet for Earth Day

    By Michael Svoboda For April’s bookshelf we take a cue from Earth Day and step back to look at the bigger picture. It wasn’t climate change that motivated people to attend the teach-ins and protests that marked that first observance in 1970; it was pollution, the destruction of wild lands and habitats, and the consequent […]

    New Report Warns Climate Change Will Accelerate Global Instability

    New Report Warns Climate Change Will Accelerate Global Instability

    Climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, and growing inequality will exacerbate global volatility over the coming decades, a report by top U.S. intelligence officials released Thursday warns. The Global Trends report, released every four years by the National Intelligence Council, predicted the impacts of climate change – rising temperatures, intensifying extreme weather and droughts that increase […]

    Food Apartheid: Racialized Access to Healthy Affordable Food

    Food Apartheid: Racialized Access to Healthy Affordable Food

    By Nina Sevilla Food insecurity rates have skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but even before March 2020, many Americans already faced challenges accessing healthy and affordable food. “Food desert” has become a common term to describe low-income communities — often communities of color — where access to healthy and affordable food is limited or where […]

    What Keeps Climate Scientists Awake at Night?

    What Keeps Climate Scientists Awake at Night?

    By Sam Baker What really makes this reporter’s stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario where it all melts, releasing copious amounts of CO2 and methane (it holds twice as much carbon as the atmosphere holds right now), and there’s no going back. But what’s at the top of the list of […]

    How Climate Change Is Stunting Farm Production

    How Climate Change Is Stunting Farm Production

    By Cameron Oglesby Since 1960, about 21 percent of global agriculture production, including livestock, tree farming, and traditional crops such as corn and soybeans, has been negatively impacted by climate change, according to a new study. In the research published Thursday in Nature Climate Change, agriculture production is defined not just as crop yields or […]