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The Ethics of Eating

“Food makes philosophers of us all.” Food is an essential aspect of human function, existence and experience. The idea that “you are what you eat” has some truth to it: our food choices define who we have been, who we … Continue reading

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The Role of Nutrition in Agriculture Extension: New Report

We recently finished a year-long project that examined the integration and linkages of nutrition within extension and advisory services (EAS) and workers in Africa, South Asia, and the Americas. The study was supported by the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and … Continue reading

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New Book Release! Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Food Security

With some of my Bioversity colleagues, Danny Hunter and Teresa Borelli, and colleague/chef Federico Mattei, we edited a new book entitled “Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health.” The book is part of the Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity series … Continue reading

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Disenchantment with development: CAN YOU DIG IT?

Ever seen the movie the Warriors? Classic 1970s movie about an all night fight between gangs focusing on one in particular, the Warriors from Coney Island Brooklyn. I have been thinking a lot recently (maybe because I turned 40) about … Continue reading

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Bioversity’s Nutrition Strategy – Resilient Food and Nutrition Systems: Analyzing the Role of Agricultural Biodiversity in Enhancing Human Nutrition and Health

This past year I worked diligently with colleagues at Bioversity International, on the 10 year nutrition strategy. Below is a summary of the strategy along with the link to the entire strategy. Bioversity’s Nutrition Strategy One of the world’s greatest challenges … Continue reading

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Oxfam digs deep into the global food system

Oxfam has just launched a new campaign called “GROW“. The report is quite good and calls for some major changes in how our ‘broken’ global food system could be repaired. They propose some solutions and criticisms about land grabbing, GMOs, … Continue reading

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Huffington Post on Plumpynut

Here is the post that Jeff Sachs, Sonia Sachs and I published on the Huffington regarding the recent NYT article on Plumpy Nut.

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