Cornell economist Chris Barrett sometimes shows audiences a photo he took in 2003 of a mother in Kenya holding her thin child. “He's so undernourished,” said Barrett, whose field research has spanned sub-Saharan Africa. Roughly 815 million people around the world suffered from chronic
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti , killing hundreds and leaving behind a trail of destruction, officials fear the nation could face a food crisis. An estimated 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance following the hurricane on Oct. 4, according to a joint
[Bruce R. Lindsey, chairman of the board of the Clinton Foundation, sent a nine-page letter to ABC News in response to questions and a request to interview former President Bill Clinton on the subject of the Foundation’s work in Haiti. Below are excerpts from that letter. The related ABC News
ABC News’ Mustafa Hameed (@mustafahameed) reports: YouTube/Sylvain Lathuy A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar’s capital of Antananarivo on Aug. 28, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city. Fully-formed clouds of the insects, which have plagued the African ...
A recently published list of foods banned in countries outside the U.S. has riled the plates of many in the food industry. Last week, Buzzfeed published a list of 8 ingredients banned outside the U.S. that are found in foods in America. The list was derived from the book, Rich Food, Poor Food: The
The United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently reported that farmed fish production exceeded beef production for the first time in recorded history. While the effects of cattle farming on the environment are readily available , I didn't know much of anything about farmed fish
Food prices are on the rise both in the U.S. and internationally because of bad weather and rising oil prices, but products we use at home including detergents are spiking as well. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said its price index rose 1 percent from January to February, after rising
Scientists from the Netherlands are working on making a hamburger with a hefty price tag — about $317,000. The hamburger won’t be just any ordinary beef patty. The meat will be made in a laboratory, grown from cow stem cells. No animal slaughter required. According to...