International Issues

Blog entry | Jan 10 2017
January is usually filled with optimism. But this year, not so much. No, I’m not talking about politics, but I am talking about a new perspective recently published online in PLoS Medicine in which the authors campaign hard against consuming low-...
Blog entry | Dec 09 2016
The first part of our food security series explained the complexities of this global issue. People are food insecure for many reasons. Populations in war-torn countries often cannot get food in a safe way. Climate change and environmental disasters...
Blog entry | Oct 19 2016
Co-coordinated by the One Health Commission, the One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono Team and the One Health Platform Foundation, One Health Day is an international campaign whose goal is to raise awareness about the One Health approach to "...
Blog entry | Sep 14 2016
The term "antibiotic resistance" can sound confusing and, thus, scary.  Antibiotic resistance is the refusal of the host to accept the treatment of antibiotics. This happens when a germ or bacteria no longer responds to a drug used for treatment. ...
Blog entry | Aug 23 2016
I recently got back from an epic adventure: two weeks backpacking through India. This was my first time traveling in a country so different from my home, the United States. All of the advice in the world couldn’t have prepared me for what was ahead...
Blog entry | Aug 18 2016
On a recent trip to Prague, I got to taste true Bohemian food. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and former capital of the region of Bohemia, which is where the food gets its name. Prague turned out to be more beautiful than any of the...
Blog entry | Aug 02 2016
A new study from a European farm organization highlights just how important crop protection tools – like insecticides, herbicides and fungicides – are to farmers. The report found that if regulations were to limit the crop protection products...
Blog entry | Jul 26 2016
The past few months have given me quite a few reasons to break out my I Love GMOs shirt.  First in May, the National Academy of Sciences released a comprehensive 388-page report concluding GMOs are safe for humans and animals to eat. This is the...
Blog entry | Jun 06 2016
Food is one of the best parts of traveling. But between the cost of plane tickets, hotel reservations and car rentals, even the most budget-savvy traveler can end up strapped for cash when it's time for a meal. But you don’t have to shell out the...
Blog entry | May 12 2016
May 13 is International Hummus Day, my new favorite holiday! National Peanut Butter Day (January 24th) and National Caramel Popcorn Day (April 6th) are close seconds, but boy, do I love hummus! Hummus, a bean dip or spread made from chickpeas,...
Blog entry | Apr 28 2016
The European Food Information Council’s latest ‘Global Update on Nutrition Labelling’, February 2016, is now available for purchase. The Global Update on Nutritional Labelling is a comprehensive report that: Gives an up-to-date, comprehensive view...
Blog entry | Apr 05 2016
Diabetes is one of the “big four” non-communicable diseases, along with cancers, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory diseases.  In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that worldwide nearly one in 10 adults live with...
Blog entry | Mar 21 2016
When you think of water, what comes to mind? Is it a cool swig after a hard workout? Is it your beach vacation from last year? Or is it whether or not enough water will fall from the sky to grow your food? March 22 is World Water Day, and it’s an...
Blog entry | Mar 14 2016
As an international organization that works to promote scientific information to consumers about food, health, nutrition and food safety, we couldn’t let World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) go by without a mention. WCRD is on March 15, and one of its...

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