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When Intermediary Links in the Supply Chain are Weakened, the Whole Food System Suffers

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Businesses in the center of the value chain are crucial to the food system, and these intermediary links are under threat from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A worker holds a crate of vegetables.
TechnoServe
Food and Agriculture

Amid Surges and Vaccine Issues, Global Public Opinion Shows Crisis is not Over

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Running Numbers by Coauthors

Following high profile pauses to the AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, as well as surging cases in different parts of the world, it is clear that the gains in some countries do not signal an end to the pandemic.

Abdul Goni
Public Opinion

Could a Data Sharing Protocol be Agriculture's Missing Link?

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Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

Digital Green explains how a data sharing protocol can empower farmers and build a better food system in week two of our blog series, Harvesting Tomorrow.

Food and Agriculture

Flower Wine, Inflation, and Misunderstood Potatoes

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Global Food for Thought by Julia Whiting

Check out the week's top news and research in food, agriculture, and global development!

Food and Agriculture

Despite Rejoining the Paris Agreement, Polling Shows US Experts Divide on Climate Issues

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Running Numbers by Dominique Smith

Although the Biden administration has taken steps to address climate change, US policymakers and elites are split on the issue's threat level.

An industrial complex
Patrick Hendry
Public Opinion

As the World Celebrates Earth Day, Americans are Divided on the Threat of Climate Change

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Running Numbers by Luke Witzig

Council surveys find an American public split on the threat of climate change but open to cooperative efforts to limit its effects.

Amid a crowd of people, someone holds a sign that says "There is no Planet B"
Li-An Lim
Public Opinion

How One Plant Breeder Innovates to Tackle Potato’s Biggest Challenge

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Global Food for Thought by Dave Douches

This Earth Day, one plant breeder reflects on the food security promise of innovative biotechnology and how it has been misunderstood.

A man checks on young plants in a greenhouse
Michigan State University
Food and Agriculture

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
REUTERS
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

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