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Roger Thurow

Good Nutrition Today is Key to Harvesting a Better Tomorrow

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Senior Fellow Roger Thurow details the true costs of malnutrition today and tomorrow.

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Anne Thurow
Food and Agriculture

Talking Back to Hunger

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Roger Thurow shares a poem evoking the human face of domestic hunger — an issue that is too often forgotten in policy discussions.

a hungry child visits an outdoor food pantry during COVID-19
Food and Agriculture

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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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.

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Rod Waddington
Food and Agriculture

African Voices

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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

One Child, One Classroom – The Lifelong Cost of Malnutrition

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Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia each lose about 11 percent of GDP annually. In our global economy, a stunted child anywhere becomes a stunted child everywhere.

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Heifer International
Food and Agriculture

America's Oxymoron

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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.

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Mélissa Jeanty
Food and Agriculture

Roger Thurow on Food Security

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

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Food and Agriculture

I am Gita

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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