Healthy food and health: The role of pollinators and urban gardening

In a recent study by Smith et al. (2022) published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, researchers “calculated that 3%–5% of fruit, vegetable, and nut production is lost due to inadequate pollination, leading to an estimated 427,000 (95% uncertainty interval: 86,000, 691,000) excess deaths annually from lost healthy food consumption and associated diseases. Modeled impactsContinue reading “Healthy food and health: The role of pollinators and urban gardening”

UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021

The latest State of Food Security and Nutrition report (2022) shows the world is moving backwards in efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. “The number of people affected by hunger globally rose to as many as 828 million in 2021, an increase of about 46 million since 2020 and 150 million since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to aContinue reading “UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021”