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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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The Significance of Stunting

It is often said that a picture can tell a thousand words. Sometimes the same can be said for an indicator. Stunting – a measurement of chronic malnutrition – is one such indicator. Whilst stunting might not be a term … 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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New UNICEF Nutrition Report Released

UNICEF’s nutrition report has just been released and I think it is a great contribution to what has been a big year for nutrition within the development agenda. The last time we saw a report from UNICEF on nutrition statistics … Continue reading

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Nutrition: A Critical Element for People, Food and Nature

Original post on the Landscapes Blog for People, Food and Nature. When we think of food production, ecosystem health, and human wellbeing, one crucial element is often not mentioned: nutrition. Nutrition is everyone’s business and no one’s responsibility, as the … 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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