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Murder Hornets, Lavender, and School Meals

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Our weekly round up of the week's top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development.

Murder hornets in a tree
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Food and Agriculture

Understanding the US Global Food Security Framework

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Global Food for Thought by Gloria Dabek

With food security front and center amid COVID-19, climate change, and increased conflict, understanding how the US engages on this issue globally is critical.

A woman receives food aid in Yemen
Food and Agriculture

What Somalia's Election Failure Means for Regional Stability

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Deep Dish Podcast

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo caused internal turmoil and global concern after bypassing Parliament this week to remain in power.

Somalia's president after election day
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Global Politics

As Rollouts Vary and Issues Arise, Global Public Opinion Shows Vaccine Anxiety

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

With high-profile suspensions of the AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson vaccine, fear of potential side effects and uneven efficacy of vaccine rollouts are causing concern for some.

Traffic cones mark parking areas for COVID-19 vaccination sites.
Joshua Hoehne
Public Opinion

School Feeding: A Path to Recovery and a Better Future

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Global Food for Thought by Arlene Mitchell

The Global Child Nutrition Foundation shares key insights into the impact of school meal programs, and how the COVID-19 pandemic has put children at nutritional risk.

Children in school in Ethiopia eat a meal.
Global Child Nutrition Foundation
Food and Agriculture

Biden's Pragmatic Play on North Korea

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The Hill
Matthew Abbott

Matt Abbott discusses the Biden administration's approach to North Korea.

Global Politics

Americans are Divided over Boycotting the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Here’s the Data.

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The Washington Post
Craig Kafura

Craig Kafura discusses public opinion of Americans regarding the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

Public Opinion

Memo to the UN: Time to Drain the Food Swamp

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Global Food for Thought by Robert Paarlberg

Robert Paarlberg challenges the UN to look beyond food access to food excess and the health issues that accompany it.

Produce at a Grocery store
MN Pollution Control Agency
Food and Agriculture

What a Stranded Container Ship Showed Us About Globalization

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

Elizabeth Shackelford explains how we can better prepare our people and economy for disruptions.

a boat filled with shipping containers
Global Economy, Trade and Business

Bolsonaro's Battle for Power

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Deep Dish Podcast

For Brazil’s President Bolsonaro, a consequence of mishandling COVID-19 could be losing the 2022 presidential election.

President Bolsonaro speaks to reporters
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Global Politics