New food policies could take the bite out of India’s malnutrition

ITHACA, N.Y. – India has spent the last 50 years combating hunger by boosting its production of staple crops like wheat, rice and maize. The strategy has worked – up to a point. Now India struggles with chronic malnutrition and child stunting, even though it produces enough calories to keep hunger at bay. But new […]

Innovations in food distribution key to cure malnutrition

Malnutrition’s triple burden of undernourishment, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals, and over nutrition impacts millions of people around the world. Miguel Gómez, professor of applied economics and management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University, says that changes in the availability, variety and composition of foods in developing countries is a […]

$13.4 million grant will help combat malnutrition in India

ITHACA, N.Y. – A Cornell University project to enhance access to nutritious food in India is set to grow thanks to a $13.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funding to the Tata-Cornell Agriculture and Nutrition Initiative (TCi) will allow the project to scale up its work promoting a more nutrition-sensitive food […]

Experts to discuss attaining and sustaining global food security

WHAT: Cornell professors and internationally recognized food security and policy experts, Per Pinstrup-Anderson and Chris Barrett, will discuss the fight against global poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity during a discussion at the National Press Club. WHEN: Monday, Nov. 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registration begins at 9 a.m. WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th […]

Hidden effect of Ebola, malnutrition and food insecurity

Chris Barrett, professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University warns that the Ebola outbreak, and especially the quarantines it has prompted, are putting food harvests and markets at great risk and may lead to serious malnutrition-related health problems – which will affect far more people than any infectious disease. Barrett says:  “Ebola will […]

Former World Bank economist to lead initiative focused on malnutrition in India

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