resources

Some other go-to-sources of information on food and nutrition policy, science and culture including websites, reports, books, twitter feeds etc.

Food politics + Culture

  • Marion Nestle’s blog with more of a U.S. centric take on food politics. She also has a book of the same name.

  • Civil Eats is a daily news source on the politics of the American food system. Founded by Naomi Starkman, they publish stories that “shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities.”

  • NPR’s The Salt is a great mainstream news resource on all things food, but has plenty of pieces of food politics.

  • The New Food Economy is a “newsroom” that reports on “the forces shaping how and what we eat.” Founded by Jeffrey Kittay, I find their stories well-written and quite unbiased.


nutrition + Diets

  • The Global Nutrition Report is an annually produced report on the global state of nutrition and progress to tackle malnutrition.

  • The UNSCN website (United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition) is a useful resource for nutrition news stemming from the UN agencies who work on nutrition. Lots of resources on this site as well.

  • The Guardian News, based out of the UK, has a “malnutrition” page as part of their global development series that presents news, comment and features on malnutrition, with a focus in the developing world. There are only about 1 or 2 posts on this a month.

  • Development Horizons, a blog curated by Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director of GAIN and World Food Prize winner, posts interesting reflections and ideas on how to tackle malnutrition. He is a great writer and thought provoking. He posts about 1-2x a month.


food security, agriculture + food systems

  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s State of Food Insecurity report, also known as “SOFI.” An annual report examining progress made towards ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Always has a theme. For 2018, it was climate change.

  • The Food Security Portal is an open-access data hub that brings international, regional, and country-level data, news and research to monitor food security. It is hosted by IFPRI. A bit unwieldy, but has a ton of information if you poke around.