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Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration

Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration

Thursday, April 15, 2021

A decrease in rainfall in parts of Honduras is linked to an increase in migration from those areas, according to an analysis of family units apprehended at the U.S. southern border between 2012 and 2019. The data identifies the Honduran cities and departments of birth for approximately 320,... read more about Food Insecurity Linked to High Levels of Honduran Migration »


Eboni Mincey pays for her groeries at Piggly Wiggly in Birmingham, ALa. by Stephen Bisha WBHM

Louisiana Axed The Grocery Tax, But Mississippi And Alabama Won’t Give It Up

Monday, April 12, 2021

Article and podcast excerpt:  Legislative sessions most years bring a bipartisan chorus decrying the grocery tax as a cruel burden for low-income families, who are disproportionately people of color. And yet the tax remains untouched in Mississippi and Alabama. Along with South Dakota,... read more about Louisiana Axed The Grocery Tax, But Mississippi And Alabama Won’t Give It Up »


Politics and science are at odds with each other in this pandemic.Image by Stuart Patience

So the Next Crisis Won't Turn into a Castrophe

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Politics and science are at odds with each other in this pandemic. What has to change? This article looks at how the world has grappled with the pandemic - and particularly the "gap between what science knows and what politics makes of it."  The Republik explores past examples of how... read more about So the Next Crisis Won't Turn into a Castrophe »


Washington debates soda tax

The Columbian - In Our View: Timing wrong for proposed statewide soda tax

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Washington state is is currently debating Senate Bill 5371, which would tax beverage distributors on sweetened drinks that have more than 20 calories in a 12-ounce serving. Presumably, some or all of the additional cost — 1.75 cents per fluid ounce — would then be passed along to consumers. Revenue... read more about The Columbian - In Our View: Timing wrong for proposed statewide soda tax »


Treat Fish as Food in Global Policymaking

Scientists call for global policymakers to treat “fish as food” to help solve world hunger

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sustainable seafood is central to strengthening food security, if viewed as more than just a natural resource Scientists are urging global policymakers and funders to think of fish as a solution to food insecurity and malnutrition, and not just as a natural resource that provides income and... read more about Scientists call for global policymakers to treat “fish as food” to help solve world hunger »


Open Letter to the Transition Team on the US Food System

Open Letter on the US Food System

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

We want to draw our readers attention to an effort to shape a more coherent US food policy system. This open letter to the transition team promotes equity, inclusion, and economic and environmental sustainability. Open Letter to the Transition Team on the U.S. Food System  To the newly... read more about Open Letter on the US Food System »


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Union of Concerned Scientists: Leveling the Fields for People of Color

Monday, June 22, 2020

The World Food Policy Center supports the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Heal Food Alliance policy brief detailing concrete approaches for improving farming opportunities for Black people, indigenous people, and other people of color (BIPOC). Download Policy Brief: Leveling the Fields -... read more about Union of Concerned Scientists: Leveling the Fields for People of Color »


COVID-19 and Global Food Security

COVID-19 and Global Food Security

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dr. Sarah Bermeo (Duke Center for International Development) and Dr. Kelly Brownell (World Food Policy Center) talk to Dr. Johan Swinnen, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) about the impact of COVID-19 on efforts to address food security and malnutrition in... read more about COVID-19 and Global Food Security »


Screenshot of ECDN Tool

Putting Information in Parents’ Hands

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Developing an Open Access Tool for Early Childhood Services in Durham, NC Ask an early childhood advocate about the importance of the early years and you may be listening for hours. By shaping a child’s future cognitive, emotional and health outcomes, the early years have profound importance to... read more about Putting Information in Parents’ Hands »


Equitable Food Oriented Develoment

EFOD Collaborative Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Pilot EFOD Funding

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

The WFPC is pleased to support the efforts of the EFOD Collaborative, a group of organizations leading a movement towards equitable food oriented development. EFOD is an approach to community-based development that celebrates food culture and creates equity. The Equitable Food Oriented... read more about EFOD Collaborative Now Accepting Letters of Intent for Pilot EFOD Funding »


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