Food/Agriculture

Afghanistan National Army  soldiers are reflected in the water as they stand near a dam during a ceremony on March 25, 2012.

Afghanistan’s Rivers Could Be India’s Next Weapon Against Pakistan

New Delhi is funding an ambitious dam near Kabul that could reduce water flow to its rival downstream. The project might spark the world’s next conflict.

Trucks stand ready to haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, on Sept. 18. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed

Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.

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Food Fight

Why the next big battle may not be fought over treasure or territory—but for fish.

Workers transferring soybeans at a port in Nantong, China on April 9. (AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s $12 Billion Bailout Is No Remedy for Farmers Caught in Trade War

Additional subsidy angers some lawmakers, and could cause problems at the WTO.

About 1,000 members of the Landless Peoples Movement of South Africa march on to the National Land Summit in Johannesburg on July 27, 2005.

This Land Is Our Land

South Africa’s ruling party has failed to redistribute land to the black majority for over two decades. Can the new president defuse a ticking time bomb?

Farmers harvest rice in China's Jiangsu province  on Oct. 23. (Visual China Group via Getty Images)

The Battle of the Breadbaskets Is Coming to a Head

The United States needs to strengthen its agriculture sector — or be overtaken by China.

TOPSHOT - A young child suffering from severe malnutrition lies on a bed in the ICU ward at the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, on September 17, 2016. 
Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless. In July, the United Nations said nearly 250,000 children under five could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year in Borno state alone and one in five -- some 50,000 -- could die. But despite the huge numbers involved, the situation has received little attention compared with other humanitarian crises around the world -- even within Nigeria. / AFP / STEFAN HEUNIS        (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.

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For the Love of Welsh Rarebit

In a politically correct era, is it ever OK to crave colonialist cuisine?

Syrian residents of the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, break their fast with the "iftar" meal on a heavily damaged street on June 18, 2017, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Can Stories About Food Upend Familiar Narratives of War?

Refugees are often portrayed as helpless victims — reporting on culture and cuisine is one way to tell the whole story.

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Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Could Skunk Your Corona

Trouble brews for Mexican beer as uncertainty over trade policies threatens U.S. exports of two key ingredients

A Yemeni tends to his malnourished child as she receives treatment at a hospital in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, on May 2, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

If Trump Doubles Down on the Saudi War in Yemen, Millions Could Starve

Countless Yemeni lives hang in the balance as Trump gears up to deepen U.S. security cooperation with Saudi Arabia.

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U.S. Will Renegotiate NAFTA, Talks Could Begin In August

Newly-minted U.S. trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer said the goal is to revamp, not scrap, the trade deal. He wants to wrap up the talks this year.

A cargo ship's containers are unloaded in Hong Kong on June 29, 2013.  In May 2013, the value of Hong Kong's total exports of goods decreased by one percent whereas the value of imports of goods increased by 1.7 percent over a year earlier, the Census and Statistics Department reported on June 25.    AFP PHOTO / Laurent FIEVET        (Photo credit should read LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Administration Cheers ‘Herculean’ Trade Breakthroughs With China

Washington and Beijing are cutting pragmatic deals, but the administration keeps up a harsh tone with allies like Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

Displaced Iraqis, who fled their homes following an offensive led by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, collect boxes of food donated by the World Food Program (WFP) in the southern city of Basra on October 2, 2014.  United Nations agencies are running out of funding to help the 1.8 million people displaced by violence in Iraq, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said.  AFP PHOTO/HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI        (Photo credit should read HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. to Put Trump Appointee at Head of World Food Programme to Help Stave Off U.S. Cuts

U.N. officials hope former South Carolina Governor David Beasley can persuade his D.C. friends to spare the food agency from the White House budget axe.

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U.N. Warns Yemen Could Be on Brink of Famine

The crisis comes as the United States weighs sharp cuts to U.N. humanitarian aid programs

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Thinking back to our post-9/11 pizza

As a combat-zone veteran wife and mother of a teenage son I think about national security from my own home base.

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Dire Measures to Combat Hunger in Venezuela

Prominent priest calls on Venezuelans to label trash that contains food for the hungry.

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World’s Ability to Feed Itself ‘In Jeopardy,’ U.N. Warns in New Report

Unless the world undertakes 'major transformations' to address world hunger.

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‘Our Worst Fears Have Been Realized’: The Famine We Could Have Stopped in South Sudan

South Sudan just declared a famine. But it’s been years in the making and it could have been stopped.

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