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WHO Puts High Steaks on Eating Meat

 The cancer research agency of the World Health Organization (WHO) announced there is “sufficient evidence” that processed meats can cause cancer. The group gave red meat a less alarming label, though “probably carcinogenic” is hardly comforting. The evidence of harm mostly relates … Continue reading

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Brain Food: Linking Improved Learning with Nutrition

The global policy debate about education is in the midst of a “major pivot,” write Justin Sandefur and Mari Oye. The emphasis on increasing enrollment is being replaced by a focus on learning outcomes. The international development challenge is how … Continue reading

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Smith and Haddad on Nutrition and Post-2015 Development

Child Undernutrition I finally read Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad’s 2015 paper “Reducing Child Undernutrition: Past Drivers and Priorities for the Post-MDG Era.” I’m glad I did. Building on their 2000 paper, the authors explore the determinants of child undernutrition and identify … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development Goal 2: Copenhagen Consensus Center on Nutrition

The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be announced roughly 200 days from now at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. These new goals will replace the current 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While governments debate how best to define this broad … Continue reading

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