The Great American Food Aid Boondoggle
The United States could feed millions more people—if it changed outdated policies.
Outfoxed and Outgunned: How China Routed the U.S. in a U.N. Agency
The race for the top job at an obscure U.N. agency tested great-power influence on the world stage—and Beijing coasted into a victory over Washington.
From Chop Suey to Fine Dining
Wealthy Chinese are pushing to overturn their national cuisine’s image as fast and cheap.
The True Story of the Genetically Modified Superfood That Almost Saved Millions
The imperiled birth—and slow decline—of Golden Rice.
How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need
On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger.
The Global Food Crisis Is Here
It’s not just that climate change is ravaging the world’s agriculture. Agriculture is also ravaging the climate.
Economic Isolation is Hindering Zimbabwe’s Transformation
Lifting sanctions and increasing international investment will speed land and security sector reform—and enhance the protection of human rights.
Zimbabwe’s New Land Reforms Don’t Go Far Enough
Robert Mugabe seized white-owned farms. Emmerson Mnangagwa is reversing course—but a halfhearted land reform effort won’t solve the country’s economic woes.
Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.
Spain’s Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world’s longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Donald Trump and Swine Fever Are Creating an Economic Crisis
A deadly outbreak in China and trade tariffs in the United States are threatening to send global markets into a tailspin.
Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It’s a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro’s government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.
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.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
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.
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?
The Battle of the Breadbaskets Is Coming to a Head
The United States needs to strengthen its agriculture sector — or be overtaken by China.