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Dietary Diversity for Women Improves Nutrition Security for All

Global Food for Thought by Soumya Gupta

Long before the pandemic, evidence showed a persistent deficiency in food intake of women in India. A convergence of policies and programs across sectors can boost the nutrition security of women and their communities.

A woman with potatoes
Jessica Ames, Tata-Cornell Institute
Food and Agriculture

India’s COVID-19 Crisis Pushes the US to Get Vaccine Diplomacy Right

In the News
Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“Viruses don't respect borders and neither do their knock-on effects,” Elizabeth Shackelford writes in the Chicago Tribune. “An uncontrolled outbreak in a country of 1.4 billion people is a crisis for all.”

A nurse prepares COVID-19 vaccine for a patient in India

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

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

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

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

Brazil's President Is A Global Health Threat

In the News
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah discusses Brazil's health crisis under the leadership of their president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil's president Bolsonaro speaks to a crowd
Global Health

Myanmar's Democratic Transition is Failing. What Now?

Deep Dish Podcast

Last week the Burmese military took control of the country, ousting democratically-elected leaders. Christina Fink and Debra Eisenman join host Brian Hanson on Deep Dish to discuss.

Protestors take to the streets in Yangon to protest a military coup.
Global Politics

The Chain Reaction of Climate Change and Invasive Species Spread: Impacts, Realities, and Sustainable Solutions

Global Food for Thought by Sara Hendery

The extreme climatic events that are brought on by climate change, such as floods and droughts, open new entry points for the spread of invasive species.

Tuta absoluta, a pest mainly of tomato crops
Patrick Clement
Food and Agriculture

Systems Thinking at Work in South Asia's Food Production

Global Food for Thought by Coauthors

How can we achieve food and nutritional security in ways that also enhance rural livelihoods, reduce environmental degradation, and boost agriculture’s resilience?

A farmer rides a tractor through a crop while harvesting
Jed Owen
Food and Agriculture

The US-India Relationship: True Friends and Helicopter Sales

Running Numbers by Brendan Helm

While Trump has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "true friend" and extolled the world’s largest democracy, are Americans equally as enthusiastic about the US-India relationship?

Flag of India
Mitul Gajera
Public Opinion

I am Gita

Global Food for Thought by Roger Thurow

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