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On assuming office, President Biden’s primary task was to minimize the spread of Covid-19 and oversee an effective vaccination rollout to, one day, end the pandemic. While Covid-19 continues infecting people in record numbers, the vaccination drive promises to curb the virus’s spread. The “normal” days, as we have repeatedly reminisced over this past year, seem to be within grasp, at least in the United States. But what kind of “normal” are we reverting to? And more importantly, is the “normality” of February 2020 something to look forward to — or even rejoice over?

In February 2020 — and today…


Two converging socio-economic phenomena have shaped the nature of 21st century food wastage: having surplus food for all — for the first time in human history — and the lack of a social taboo on wasting food. In the United States, 40 percent of all food produced annually is wasted. Globally, this figure hovers around 30 percent. That’s the equivalent of going to a supermarket, buying five bags of groceries, dropping two bags on the street, and never bothering to pick them up. We all love food. So why do we waste so much of it?

Food wastage in the…


Malnutrition is the leading cause of death and illness worldwide making it a major concern in global health today. Malnutrition can include both undernutrition and overnutrition, with a dual burden imposed on most countries. This dual burden makes it difficult to find effective interventions that target both conditions.

The central cause of malnutrition can be attributed to food insecurity, which is the lack of reliable and sufficient access to nutritional food. Access to food is influenced by multiple political and economic factors and is directly dependent on the capability of production, distribution, and consumption within a community. Though the causes…


It has now been over a year since India recorded its first positive case of COVID-19. In this text, I will examine how the pandemic has affected the Indian government’s Midday Meals Scheme (MDMS), as well as COVID-19’s impact on the nation’s food insecurity indicators.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt in almost every corner of the globe. Lost jobs, supply shortages, and school closures have made all populations more vulnerable. The United Nations reported that the equivalent of 255 million jobs were lost worldwide as a result of the pandemic in 2020. …


Food insecurity, although at varying levels in different countries, exists in every corner of the globe. So does McDonald’s.

Today, the world’s largest fast-food chain has over 20,000 restaurants in 100 countries in all six inhabited continents. Their most popular food item, the Big Mac, has become the face of the company. McDonald’s estimates 550 million Big Macs are sold each year in the U.S. alone. Do the math, and that’s about 17 sales per second. The burger has become a veritable pop culture phenomenon, spawning from an impossible-to-forget jingle (“two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame-seed bun,” anyone?) to a currency-evaluation index created by The Economist. The 40-year-old burger has even got its…

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