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Niisoja Torto at work at WHO HQ in Geneva.

Watch Your Language!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

“Mesdames et Messieurs…” the flight attendant began as we commenced our descent into Geneva. As she spoke, I grew excited at the thought of what my next three months would entail: 1) the privilege to work at the epicenter of global health policy, and 2) the opportunity to brush up on the French I... read more about Watch Your Language!  »


Gingko leaves

Uplifted at thet Wake Forest Divinity Conference

Thursday, July 11, 2019

In early June, I had the pleasure of spending a week on the campus of Warren Wilson College in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, thanks to Wake Forest Divinity School. For the first day and a half of my time on campus, I participated in leadership development and vocational... read more about Uplifted at thet Wake Forest Divinity Conference »


Primer on US Food Assistance Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health

Primer on US Food Assistance - Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health

Monday, June 10, 2019

Years of progress on diet and nutrition are threatened by attempts to cut back and weaken the SNAP program, to undermine nutrition standards for school meals, and to reverse environmental protection covered by the Farm Bill. Voices must be heard to protect these programs in order to have any hope... read more about Primer on US Food Assistance - Food and Nutrition Policy and Public Health »


The Practical Playbook II

Genesis of a Food & Faith Chapter on Improving Community Health

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The World Food Policy Center is honored to have partnered with Reverend Richard Joyner to co-author this chapter and share the mission and vision of the CFLC. Chapter 15: Working with the Faith Community to Improve Health is viewable online at: http://vml-cfmplaywebd.duhs.duke.edu/page/working-... read more about Genesis of a Food & Faith Chapter on Improving Community Health »


Health Taxes to Save Lives: Employing Effective Excise Taxes on Tobacco, Alcohol, and Sugary Beverages

Praise for Bloomberg's Health Taxes to Save Lives Report

Thursday, April 11, 2019

In April 2019, the Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health released the “Health Taxes to Save Lives” report, calling on all countries to significantly raise their excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol and sugary beverages. An analysis conducted for the Task Force estimated that over 50 million premature... read more about Praise for Bloomberg's Health Taxes to Save Lives Report »


Krista Tippett, plenary speaker at Embracing the Power of Welcome

The Power and Lost Art of Civility

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Krista Tippett, the curator of the Civil Conversation Project, seeks to inspire people to speak together differently to live together differently. She frames the project as "an evolving adventure in audio, events, resources, and initiatives for planting relationship and conversation around the... read more about The Power and Lost Art of Civility »


Farmland

The Historic Role of African Americans in Farming Cooperatives

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

“Land holds the key to unlocking the shackles of white supremacy,” wrote food justice advocate LaDonna Redmond in the forward of “Freedom Farmers,” a new book by University of Wisconsin-Madison environmental justice Professor Dr. Monica White. White was the keynote speaker at the Rural... read more about The Historic Role of African Americans in Farming Cooperatives »


Piri Durham showcasing their cuisine, a fusion of piri spices and food of the Black diaspora at a pour taproom pop up

The Case for Equitable Food Oriented Development—Food Justice for All

Thursday, February 14, 2019

For some Americans, getting nutritious, fresh food is pretty easy and not something to think too much about. For others, it’s a day-to-day struggle. The underlying cause for why this happens is not a matter of personal motivation, or not understanding what it takes to be healthy. These same... read more about The Case for Equitable Food Oriented Development—Food Justice for All »


Fish can be a stronger tool in combatting global hunger and malnutrition.

What about fish? Bringing fisheries into the food policy global discourse.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Did you know that fisheries are managed largely through environmental management and economic policies? Such policies seek to optimize the economic benefits of fisheries, and to conserve charismatic species such as dolphins and turtles. But, they don’t optimize fisheries management as a crucial... read more about What about fish? Bringing fisheries into the food policy global discourse. »


Niisoja Torto, Julian Xie, Xinyan Lin

Three Duke Students Appointed to WFPC Steering Committee

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Duke World Food Policy Center appointed three Duke students to the center’s steering committee. The students are each engaged in research with the center, and have with interests in food policy that span global health, food access, and environmental governance. The new steering committee... read more about Three Duke Students Appointed to WFPC Steering Committee »


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