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Poor diet, exacerbated by food insecurity, is now the leading cause of death and disease in the United States. Food-insecure and low-income individuals can be especially vulnerable to poor nutrition,...

Each year, 40% of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, Each year, the United States generates a huge amount of food that goes uneaten or unsold–over 80 million tons....

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), identified in December 2019, has become a major outbreak and has recently spread rapidly across the United States, impacting life and society in many ways, including...

The Delta Directions Consortium (DDC) is an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the multistate Mississippi Delta...

Despite the key role that food plays in public health, the majority of physicians are ill-equipped to answer basic questions about food and nutrition. On average, U.S. medical schools offer less than...

Regulation of the American food system is marked by inequality and inefficiency. There is no federal “food” agency; instead, food is regulated by fifteen different agencies under myriad federal laws,...

Each year, the United States generates a huge amount of food that goes uneaten or unsold–over 80 million tons. Of that, 54 million tons of food winds up in landfills...

The food system is responsible for an estimated 19 to 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Perennial agriculture, which refers to the production of crops that are harvested multiple...

Community-based and community-driven organizations, particularly those led by individuals who are Black, Indigenous, and other Persons of Color (BIPOC), have long advocated for food system changes that would promote equity,...

Every year, an estimated 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted globally. At the same time, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 690 million people around the...

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