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Micronutrients

The Global Nutrition Report: New Data to Tackle Double Burden of Malnutrition

Marion Roche | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Since the last publication of this Report, it is increasingly clear that malnutrition happens on both ends of the growth curve -- underweight and overweight -- both with implications for individuals, health systems and societies.

Dignity in Nutrition: World Food Day

Marion Roche | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

As a global public health nutrition professional, an important day on my agenda is World Food Day, as it provides me an opportunity to rally my friends, colleagues and nutrition advocates to reflect on what a world free from hunger and malnutrition would look like.

Why I'm Going to Live Below the Line

Marion Roche | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Going into these next five days, I'm not under any delusion that what I'm about to do will in any way mirror what a woman living in extreme poverty has to endure. I can also spend the next five days thinking about foods I will be able to eat again.

Stock-Out: The Delicate Balance of Supply and Demand

Marion Roche | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Marion Roche

In Canada, we may go into our local grocery store and find that our favourite crackers are temporarily out of stock but rarely do we experience an empty medicine supply. It is almost unimaginable. Not so in developing countries, like Guatemala.

Eating Orange Flesh

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

Many research and practice questions remain, but the urgency now is to see more growing and consuming of orange-fleshed sweet potato in Mozambique and the spread of the new varieties to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Do You Need Vitamins And Supplements?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

A balanced diet of fresh, nutritious foods is still the ideal way to get the vitamins and minerals that your body needs. Still, millions of Americans automatically pop supplements every day, and some go so far as to take massive-dose "mega-vitamins."

How to Save the World With 75 Billion Dollars

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Dr Layla McCay

The Copenhagen Consensus studied the biggest issues facing the planet. Their mission: to tell us where policy-makers and philanthropists should direct their attention to make a real difference in the world.

World Sight Day: A See Change

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact
Stephan B. Tanda

Given the tremendous personal, economic and societal loss that occurs as a consequence of preventable blindness, it is unacceptable that more is not being done.

Lynne Peeples

Hope In Face Of Hunger: Women, Micronutrients, Conservation Could Fend Off Food Insecurity

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

In the coming months, an estimated 750,000 Somalian people face starvation due to severe drought and famine. "The Horn of Africa is huge wake up ca...

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

A Better ROI for the World's Poor at Davos

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Today roughly 2 billion people around the world suffer from hidden hunger; which means they have sufficient calories, but lack the micro-nutrients essential for a healthy and productive life.