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Roger Thurow Talks Global Food Insecurity Amid American Abundance

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Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow joins the Food Talk podcast to talk about the breakdown of the US’s food chain and why global food security persists amid an abundance of food in the U.S.

Empty grocery store shelves during Coronavirus pandemic.
Wesley Tingey
Food and Agriculture

Our New Gordian Knot

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow examines the question of how to conquer global hunger and malnutrition while also saving the planet from the strain on our environment, biodiversity, and health.

View of fields in Ethiopia
Rod Waddington
Food and Agriculture

African Voices

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Council expert Roger Thurow explains how most African countries don’t have the resources to provide aid to their own citizens.

Dr. Agnes Kalibata, President, AGRA addresses the media ahead of the opening of the AGRF conference, 2019.
Food and Agriculture

America's Oxymoron

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

The coronavirus exposed America’s secret of hunger amid abundance. How can residents of the world’s richest country be hungry?

People queue to pick up fresh food at a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

When Hand Washing is a Luxury, a Pandemic's Legacy Lengthens

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

During a pandemic outbreak, washing our hands is integral in stopping the spread. However, in many parts of Africa and elsewhere in the developing world, properly washing hands is a luxury—as is soap.

A person washing their hands in a sink
Mélissa Jeanty
Food and Agriculture

Roger Thurow on Food Security

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Wait Just a Minute

Roger Thurow, senior fellow for the Center on Global Food and Agriculture, takes a minute to discuss how COVID-19 has affected food security.

A screenshot of Roger Thurow on a Wait Just a Minute Interview.
Food and Agriculture

I am Gita

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

A stunted child anywhere in our world becomes a stunted child everywhere. We all share in the cost of lower education, reduced labor productivity, and escalating health care costs.

Children in Tanzania stand below a line showing the median height for 9-year-olds globally
Gates Foundation
Food and Agriculture

The Kinship of Farmers: We're All in This Together

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

In this series, Agri-Pulse and the Council have partnered to explore how the US agriculture and food sector can advance food security.

Two tractors harvesting a field
Johny Goerend
Food and Agriculture

From Chicago to Uganda, Clean Water is Key to Good Nutrition

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Unclean water, poor sanitation, and lousy hygiene – and resulting diseases – combine with poor nutrition as the leading causes of young child mortality and stunting. 

Women in Niger water a vegetable garden.
Water

The Last Hunger Season

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

In the book The Last Hunger Season, the intimate dramas of farmers' lives unfold amidst growing awareness that to feed the world's growing population, food production must double by 2050.

Aerial view of a farm in South Africa, with a gray sky and mountains in the background.
Ashim D'Silva
Food and Agriculture