Hunger in a complex world

May 1, 2012
According to the United Nations Population Division, the world’s population reached seven billion in 2011. By 2050, that number will have risen to more than 9.3 billion. As the world’s population grows, so does pressure to eliminate hunger—but progress so far has left much to be desired.… Read More

City water for all

March 21, 2012
The United Nations uses the term “improved” sources of water to describe what is supplied to residents of many urban areas around the world. Unfortunately, “improved” does not always mean “clean” or “safe.”… Read More

That crooked carrot is also food

October 14, 2011
Sunday is World Food Day, and there is no question more important than this: If we are failing to feed the world’s 7 billion people, how will we feed 9 billion in 2050? Last year, more than 925 million people—or nearly 1 in 7 people in the world—were undernourished.… Read More