Gender Equity: A Path towards Food Security

BY PAVANE GORREPATI In a world where many live with plenty, millions still go to bed hungry every night. Women and girls are disproportionately affected by hunger, bearing approximately 60% of the undernourishment burden globally. 1 The issue of food insecurity has historically been attributed to climate and weather, war and displacement, and unstable markets. However, one of…

Job and Food Insecurity in Coastal Ecuador

BY EMMA RYAN Over the past decade, rates of diet-related illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension have risen noticeably in coastal Ecuador.1 In this region, essentially every meal consists of a plate that is half filled with rice and half filled with fried fish, with maybe a few slices of cucumber and tomato on the…

Samoa: Photo Feature

BY AKIELLY HU These pictures attempt to capture the lush, tropical, and vibrant Samoan way of life, or fa’a Samoa. Many depict the family farm lifestyle, as well as traditional cooking in the umu, or cooking pit. Samoa’s culture is rich with traditional foods, church-related activities, art, dancing, and so much more. Above all, the…