Food and Agriculture


  • The hunger crisis linked to coronavirus could kill more people than the disease itself, Oxfam warns

    July 12, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has already claimed over half a million lives across the world, with case numbers continuing to rise. A new report by Oxfam now warns that the hunger crisis worsened by the pandemic could potentially kill more people each day than the infection itself. An estimated 12,000 people per day could die from hunger ...

  • As the world reopens, a threat to our health still looms

    July 9, 2020

    What we eat, and how we grow it, is critical to maintaining our health as we seek to recover from a global pandemic. The world is slowly reopening—but the COVID-19 crisis isn’t over, and everyone still has concerns. While in many areas, the number of cases is decreasing, our health will remain in danger until we ...

  • China halts salmon imports over possible link to Beijing outbreak as consumers leap to conclusions

    June 17, 2020

    China has halted imports from European salmon suppliers amid fears they may be linked to a coronavirus outbreak at a Beijing market , although experts say the fish itself is unlikely to carry the disease. State-run newspapers reported that the virus was discovered on chopping boards used for imported salmon at Beijing’s Xinfadi market, at the ...

  • Linking Energy, Food Security, and Health Can Help Face COVID-19

    May 26, 2020

    As the novel Coronavirus known as COVID-19 continues to spread in developed and developing countries alike, not all have the privilege of applying basic prevention measures, and energy and food play a key role in several of these. Almost one billion poor people worldwide have little or no access to reliable, affordable energy to remotely communicate ...