Food industry

At the La Perseverancia market in Bogotá, Colombia customers have noticed that prices for many foods are increasing. With the war in Ukraine, inflation could get worse.

For developing countries, the war in Ukraine means even higher food prices


African and Latin American countries have been struggling to control inflation rates during the pandemic. The war in Ukraine threatens to increase food prices even more and make hunger in some countries worse. 

An Indian farmer harvests vegetables from a field in Kanachak village, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. 

Climate and human security: Part II

Critical State
Different types of chocolate bars are seen in the company supermarket at the Nestle headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, Feb. 19, 2010. Nestle, the world's biggest food group, is aiming for higher underlying sales growth in 2010 after a robust performance

Big chocolate companies use child labor. Can a 1789 US law hold them accountable for violations abroad?

Human rights
A woman stands by a display of fruit

As the coronavirus drags on, Mexico’s food prices soar

A man dumps lettuce in front of a buffalo.

Food supply logistics need a coronavirus ‘reset,’ says UN economist

Maize weevil

Study: Climate change will bring more pests, crop losses

Climate Change

A recent study examines how rising temperatures could lead to increased insect activity and dramatic crop loss.

Bottles of water

A tiny Michigan town is in a water fight with Nestle


Global food conglomerate Nestle is in a battle with critics in tiny Osceola Township, Michigan, where residents complain the Swiss company’s water extraction techniques are ruining the environment.

The World

Even the FDA has no idea what’s in the food you eat. And here’s why


You may think that the food additives in your food have been rigorously reviewed by the government before they’re ever allowed into your food. But you’d be wrong.

GMO protest

When science and politicians collide, a scientist finds herself out of a job


Politicians often have a loose relationship with the truth — science being no exception. When a top scientific adviser cited science that was unhappy, her position was quickly eliminated.

A trader checks stacked boxes of cotton before loading them onto a truck inside a cotton processing unit in Kadi near the western Indian city of Ahmedabad.

Are GMOs really behind India’s farming success?


Genetically modified crops are controversial in the United States, and they’re no less contentious in other parts of the world. In places like India, companies like Monsanto say their GMO crops have boosted agriculture and can help solve nutrition problems, but critics say those claims are wrong.