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Should public health campaigns contain more messages about bad or good food choices?

The societal costs of non-communicable chronic diseases caused by unhealthy diets, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are now greater than those due to undernutrition in most regions of the world. Furthermore, according to a study in the Lancet…

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Egypt and other Arab countries need sound policies to jump-start development efforts

By: Katarlah Taylor, Fatma Abdelaziz, and Jose Luis Figueroa

Participants at a recent Cairo seminar held to mark the Egypt launch of IFPRI’s Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) grappled with the Arab region’s profound development problems.

The upheavals of the…

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Can maize breeding keep up with climate change?

Knowing when and how climate change will impact crop production is essential for devising adaptation solutions. Recent advances in methods to measure the potential response of crops to the various effects of weather or climate, combined with crop yield modelling, has opened the door to precise assessments of what could happen – and what we need to do.

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It's time to revisit how we measure and track infant and young child complementary feeding practices

Good nutrition in the earliest stages of life directly influences children’s future nutrition and development as they grow into healthy adults. Research has contributed to a set of guiding principles on the best infant and young child complementary feeding…

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Hindsight is 20/20, can we give foresight prescription lenses?

There are many challenges confronting decision makers in building robust and effective policies. They must balance pressing short-term needs with long-run challenges. They must confront these varying demands while facing imperfect knowledge of the complex…

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What if global warming emptied India? Climate change poses significant threats to the populous nation (Scientific American)

Scientific American ran an article on a study suggesting scientists have found that climate change could empty some nations by 2100. Researcher Valerie Mueller was quoted on her analysis of the study saying, “[t]hey try to cast this paper as a way of thinking…

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