How to combat malnutrition? Teach patients to garden and cook. This is what Rwanda’s Rwinkwavu District Hospital is doing (with support from Partners in Health). Dr. Fulgence Nkikabahizi, the hospital’s medical director, explains that many patients have access to nutritious food, but they have never been taught to balance the nutrients in the meals they […]
Climate News Network reports this week on the threats that Borneo’s mammals face due to climate change and deforestation. More than half of all Borneo mammal species could lose a third of their habitat by 2080. But there’s even more to the story, not reported in this particular piece. As forests and mammals disappear, so […]
It might seem that 2014 was another year of foodie trends—sustainable, organic, artisanal, gluten-free, GMO-free, antibiotic-free, cruelty-free. But for many Americans, it was a year of culinary status quo. Economic and cultural divides separate diet across the country, James McWilliams reports.
If you’re a New Yorker reader, you’ll already know of this week’s Food Issue. Perhaps you’ve already seen Michael Specter’s report on gluten-free diets. (Aside, rant: I hate finding stories online before I get the print in hand; happens all the time with The New Yorker, The New York Times…. usually I wait to read […]
Using FAO data, National Geographic has created this clever “interactive” (apparently that’s a noun now) to show us, country by country as well as globally, how food consumption has changed in the past 50 years.