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illustration of food and transportation

The Solution to the Global Food Crisis Isn’t More Food

There’s plenty to go around, but it’s going to the wrong places.

RUHENGERI, NORTHERN PROVINCE, RWANDA - SEPTEMBRE 19: A man watering on a manure stack with a ladder on Septembre 19, 2018 in Ruhengeri, Northern Province, Rwanda. (Photo by Camille Delbos/Art In All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
RUHENGERI, NORTHERN PROVINCE, RWANDA - SEPTEMBRE 19: A man watering on a manure stack with a ladder on Septembre 19, 2018 in Ruhengeri, Northern Province, Rwanda. (Photo by Camille Delbos/Art In All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)

Africa Needs More, Not Less, Fertilizer

Developing countries need to boost their yields, even if that conflicts with climate goals.

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impossible-burger-plant-based-meat-consumption-HP

Plant-Based Proteins Are Too Expensive

Here’s how to level the playing field with meat.

To go with 'India-Food-Organic-Lifestyle' FEATURE by Etienne Fontaine

In this photograph taken on November 6, 2015, Indian Khasi tribal villagers collect herbs in a field in the village of Nongtraw in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.   Nongtraw, a village in Meghalaya with stunning mountain views and only around 200 inhabitants, is on the front line of the battle to preserve regional food varieties.The campaign began five years ago when the villagers, who belong to the matrilineal Khasi tribe, became concerned that the cultivation of the nutritious local staple millet was dying out. AFP PHOTO/Biju BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO        (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images)
To go with 'India-Food-Organic-Lifestyle' FEATURE by Etienne Fontaine In this photograph taken on November 6, 2015, Indian Khasi tribal villagers collect herbs in a field in the village of Nongtraw in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. Nongtraw, a village in Meghalaya with stunning mountain views and only around 200 inhabitants, is on the front line of the battle to preserve regional food varieties.The campaign began five years ago when the villagers, who belong to the matrilineal Khasi tribe, became concerned that the cultivation of the nutritious local staple millet was dying out. AFP PHOTO/Biju BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images)

The Ancient Super Grain That Could Help Feed the World

Once headed for extinction, millet is now being recognized as a solution to global food problems.

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mushrooms-puerto-rico-food-independence-erika-rodriguez-photos-hp

Why Puerto Rico Is Betting Big on Mushrooms

Fungi could be the secret ingredient to the island’s food sovereignty.

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global-meat-consumption-1500x1000
RUHENGERI, NORTHERN PROVINCE, RWANDA - SEPTEMBRE 19: A man watering on a manure stack with a ladder on Septembre 19, 2018 in Ruhengeri, Northern Province, Rwanda. (Photo by Camille Delbos/Art In All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)
RUHENGERI, NORTHERN PROVINCE, RWANDA - SEPTEMBRE 19: A man watering on a manure stack with a ladder on Septembre 19, 2018 in Ruhengeri, Northern Province, Rwanda. (Photo by Camille Delbos/Art In All of Us/Corbis via Getty Images)

Africa Needs More, Not Less, Fertilizer

Developing countries need to boost their yields, even if that conflicts with climate goals.

impossible-burger-plant-based-meat-consumption-HP
impossible-burger-plant-based-meat-consumption-HP

Plant-Based Proteins Are Too Expensive

Here’s how to level the playing field with meat.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the National People’s Congress in Beijing.
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the National People’s Congress in Beijing.

China Is Hardening Itself for Economic War

Beijing is trying to close economic vulnerabilities out of fear of U.S. containment.

A worker carries a part at an electric automobile factory in Haiphong, Vietnam.
A worker carries a part at an electric automobile factory in Haiphong, Vietnam.

Companies Are Fleeing China for Friendlier Shores

“Friendshoring” is the new trend as geopolitics bites.

The Sri Lankan flag is lowered; beneath it stand people in military uniforms.
The Sri Lankan flag is lowered; beneath it stand people in military uniforms.

In Sri Lanka, the Military Still Runs the Show

The international community has a part to play in ending its culture of impunity.

People walk past replica missiles at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul.
People walk past replica missiles at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken helps President Joe Biden turn on his microphone before a G-20 meeting .
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken helps President Joe Biden turn on his microphone before a G-20 meeting .

Biden Needs Architects, Not Mechanics, to Fix U.S. Foreign Policy

As the U.S. midterms near, Washington is plagued by groupthink and a lack of vision that prevents creative solutions to the problems of a new era.

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Duda, Scholz, Macron in Berlin

The EU’s Balance of Power Is Shifting East

Russia’s war has opened up a vast strategic chasm within the European Union.

Protesting high energy prices in London
Protesting high energy prices in London

Europe’s Tiny Steps Won’t Solve Its Energy Emergency

The bad policies that created the crisis are still in place.

A group of illegal gold panners look for gold in the Kibi area of southern Ghana
A group of illegal gold panners look for gold in the Kibi area of southern Ghana

Ghana’s ‘Success’ Exposes the West’s Toxic Development Model

Standard theories of global progress continue to be largely limited to raw extraction.

Nigerian presidential candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar
Nigerian presidential candidates Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates Are Deeply Uninspiring

The country’s multiple challenges require a generational change in leadership.

Victory Party Chairman Umit Ozdag speaks to the media during an attempted march in front of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Victory Party Chairman Umit Ozdag speaks to the media during an attempted march in front of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

Turkey’s Far Right Has Already Won

The anti-immigration firebrand Umit Ozdag might not win a seat in parliament, but he’s shifted the national debate on refugees by vowing to expel them.

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food-commodity-books-multiple

The Foods That ‘Changed’ the World

What happened to all those bestselling individual food histories?

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An illustration of the Thai word kuan teen

How Thai Activists Troll the Monarchy

Protesters have adopted humor and wit to critique the country’s politics.

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Supporters cheer in front of an image of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

What’s New About the New Authoritarianism?

Three recent books tackle how threats to democracy have shifted in the 21st century.

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foreign-policy-cookbooks-homepage

7 Cookbooks for Foreign-Policy Wonks

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JULY 15: EU Commissioner for European Green Deal - First Vice President and Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans talks to to media in the Berlaymont building, the EU Commission headquarter on July 15, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. EU Commissioners talked about making transport greener. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)
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