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Using Cutting-Edge Science to Protect African Farmers' Potato Crops, Incomes, and Food Security

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

Guest authors Chris Kennedy and Bob Easter examine how a collaborative effort to bring a disease-resistant potato variety to market in Africa can promote global food security.

potato crop income
Food and Agriculture

We Need Vaccines to Protect Our Food Crops, Too

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Global Food for Thought by Diana Horvath

In the battle between pathogen and host—whether a human or food crop—it’s often a deadly race to see who wins.

Wheat rust
Kansas State University
Food and Agriculture

Farmers Facing a New Kind of Crisis: How COVID-19 Has Broken Agricultural Value Chains

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Global Food for Thought by Nupur Parikh

The pandemic's impact on agriculture will be significant and long-lasting.

a farmer farms using tools in Indonesia
Defika Hendri
Food and Agriculture

American Ag is Under Attack, We Aim to Protect it

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

The Agricultural Intelligence Measures Act, or AIM Act, would protect our agriculture system by creating an intelligence office within the Department of Agriculture.

A scientist preps radish seeds in a lab
NASA/Glenn Benson
Food and Agriculture

Envisioning the Future of Food in Times of Change

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Global Food for Thought by Todd Post

Todd Post from Bread for the World provides guest commentary to explain the future of food in times of change.

Children sit and eat outside in La Paz, Bolivia.
Reuters
Food and Agriculture

Growing Cities, Changing Diets

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Global Food for Thought by Alesha Black

Water flows between farms and cities and changes form as each person uses and reuses it.

An aqueduct in Blythe, California with reflection of the sky in the water.
Steve Rotman
Water

Finding an Alternative to Fishmeal for Sustainable Aquaculture in Zambia

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

Replacement of fisheries-derived fishmeal with yeast-derived proteins, or single-cell proteins, could support the sustainable growth of aquaculture globally.

Aquaculture cages in Jitra, Malaysia
WorldFish
Food and Agriculture

To Meat or Not to Meat: Balancing Global Views in Battles over Food

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

Two billion people in the Global South suffer from micronutrient deficiencies due to failures in providing adequate nutrition.

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

Hunger in Washington State: US Food Insecurity on the Rise Nationwide

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Global Food for Thought by Multiple Authors

A recent study suggests that the food insecure population will quadruple in Washington state as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

A member of the National Guard works at a COVID-19 food warehouse
The National Guard
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