world food day

These Mystery Food Pellets Are São Paulo’s Attempt to Combat Hunger

The program has drawn criticism from nutrition experts.
Kaleigh Rogers

What Does a 16-Year Hunger Strike Do to Your Body?

On Tuesday, Irom "Mengoubi" Chanu Sharmila of Manipur in northeast India ended her nearly 16-year hunger strike by licking a smudge of honey off of her hand, but what effect has the strike had on her body?
Mark Hay
food waste

Olympic Athletes' Leftover Food Is Being Used to Feed Rio’s Poor

Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura and social entrepreneur David Hertz have launched a scheme for surplus Olympic Village food to be turned into meals for Rio’s favelas.
Daisy Meager

A New Global Report Says That One Third of People Are Malnourished

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report, written by more than 100 food policy experts worldwide, has found that many countries suffer from “serious levels” of both undernutrition and obesity.
Daisy Meager

A Harvard Professor Says "Starving Africa" Cliches Are Being Used to Promote GM Foods

Sheila Jasanoff, a professor at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government recently argued that clichés of a “Starving Africa” are being used to push genetically modified foods as a cure for malnutrition.
Wyatt Marshall

A Transhumanist Wants to Feed DIY Soylent to Starving Children

Look out, Third World. Silicon Valley is coming to save you.
Frank Swain
Motherboard Blog

The Bacterial Apocalypse Is Coming

Are we ushering in a new era of antibiotic resistance?
Kelly Bourdet