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People line up for a free, cooked meal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. People line up for a free, cooked meal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 29, 2021 (AP photo by Bruna Prado).

Repairing the Damage to Global Food Systems From COVID-19

Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021

According to a United Nations report released last month, just under one-tenth of the global population was undernourished in 2020, up from 8.4 percent in 2019. Much of that spike was due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has severely strained global food systems that were already under pressure due to climate change, population growth, conflict and migration.

On the Trend Lines podcast this week, Julie Howard, a senior adviser to the global food security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined WPR’s Elliot Waldman to discuss the U.N. report’s findings. ...

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