Illustration: Andy Carter

What if…

What if food was guaranteed? Hazel Healy sketches out a world with nutritious diets for all people.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
Breakfast in Berbera. A young man eats in a tea shop in one of Somaliland’s coastal towns, which is drawing in former pastoralists who are re-training as fishers.Tommy Trenchard/Panos

A taste of hope

With herders under threat from global heating in Somaliland, the government has hatched a plan to move millions to the coast. But can pastoralists adapt to fishing? Alice Rowsome and Yahye Xanas investigate.

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NI 532 - Courage and terror in Myanmar - July, 2021
The expansion of fast-food brands in Africa is backed by powerful advertising such as this billboard on Kenyatta Avenue, a major street in the central business district of Nairobi, Kenya. The country is now home to 22 KFC outlets, which have paved the way for other international chains - Subway, Domino’s Pizza, Cold Stone Creamery - that are expanding into East Africa.Photo: Brian Inganga

When KFC came to Kenya

As Big Food spreads throughout the Global South using the tobacco playbook, Kabugi Mbae investigates the rise in obesity – and non-communicable diseases – in Kenya.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Photo: Michael Fakhri

The Interview: Michael Fakhri

Michael Fakhri, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, has a bold vision for a trade system that reflects how people actually eat.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
Elevating African cuisine. A selection of dishes cooked by pioneering Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam.Photo: Sara Costa

Freedom food

Rebel chefs are on a mission to decolonize diets across sub-Saharan Africa. Kareem Arthur goes in search of new ingredients.

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NI 530 - Democracy on the edge - March, 2021
A volunteer at the West End Food Bank in Byker, Newcastle. Over 1.9 million in Britain are now reliant on food handouts in the UK. Photo: Tessa Bunney

How food banks went global

The rise of food charity in some of the most affluent countries is surely a sign that something has gone badly wrong. So why is this broken model being exported to the rest of the world? Charlie Spring investigates.

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NI 528 - A caring economy - November, 2020
Illustration: Pete Reynolds

Death by Covid-19 – or hunger?

The pandemic has left millions of people on the brink of starvation. Hazel Healy asks why our food system is failing the poorest so badly – and offers a glimpse of a more equitable path. With extra reporting by Mohamed Camara.

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NI 527 - Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic - September, 2020

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Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Courage and terror in Myanmar July, 2021
Vaccine equality May, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
Democracy on the edge March, 2021
A caring economy November, 2020
A caring economy November, 2020
Covid-19 lessons from the pandemic September, 2020
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