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Our Climate, Our Food

The impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity and food systems has far-reaching consequences. The food we have access to and consume is a major contributor to our health. And for many regions and communities, farming and food production is a major part of the economic picture. Read more

Obesity and Hunger Are Twin Crises

Countries are grappling with what health experts call the “double burden of malnutrition”: undernutrition and overnutrition. While one part of the population goes hungry, another is obese and overweight, becoming more prone to chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. Read more

Data Update: Food Deserts

The 2015 FARA food desert data are now available in the Community Commons Maproom. Released as a set in early 2017, the Food Access Research Atlas (FARA) data provide communities across the nation with an updated look at food access and, more importantly, a view of how food deserts have changed since 2010. Read more