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Staff fill boxes with food at Pittsburgh area food bank

As the need for food continued to grow during the pandemic, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank called on the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and opened an additional, temporary food box packing site. Food access, food security, nutrition, and environmental justice challenges are among the topics our fellows will explore in their stories this summer. (Melissa Murray/Creative Commons)

Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
Four students will produce stories at the nexus of food security, agriculture, and nutrition, and work under the guidance of GW’s National Geographic Professor of Science Communication, Lisa Palmer.
Ithaca College
Local farms provide communities not only with nutritious food, but also a way towards environmental sustainability by working directly with their local community.
A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, AZ

A strip of businesses including chain restaurants like McDonalds in Kayenta, Arizona, a census-designated place on the Navajo Nation in February 2011. (Martin Pulido/Creative Commons)

George Washington University
The Navajo Nation reservation in the southwest United States has only 13 grocery stores for more than 300,000 people. With so few full-service grocery stores, the reservation is a food desert on a massive scale.
Matilda Kreider next to FAO sign

Matilda Kreider in the entrance hall to the Committee on World Food Security Conference at FAO headquarters in Rome. (Marisa Umeh/UC-Berkeley)

George Washington University
At the end of our time in Rome, I spent a day exploring the ancient city of Pompeii. Just as Pompeii experienced a catastrophic environmental event in 79 A.D., we in 2019 are facing down climate change on a global scale.

Marisa Umeh attends a session during the Committee on World Food Security Conference in October 2019 at the UN-FAO in Rome. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

University of California, Berkeley
I found it comforting to know that in a highly polarized political climate, countries are willing to put aside their differences to ensure that the most vulnerable in their society are able to thrive.

Lindsay Eberhart listens to panelists during a youth-centered session on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Kim Ossi/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
When I entered the headquarters of the FAO on Monday morning, I knew the week ahead would include breakthroughs and realizations — not only for myself, but for the world. 

Rohan Agrawal at the Committee on World Food Security Conference in October 2019. (Dan Reed/PlanetForward.org)

Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Mississippi
I had impatiently waited to attend the Committee on World Food Security for the past four months. Little did I know that I was about to step inside a place that would dramatically change my perspective on global issues.
Our Planet Forward storytelling team
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
On our latest storytelling expedition, four students traveled with Planet Forward and the FAO Liaison Office of North America to celebrate World Food Day at FAO headquarters in Rome and participate in CFS46.
Planet Forward Correspondent | University of Arizona
Nairobi is growing exponentially. Can urban farming help a city on track to reach 8.5 million people achieve a more food secure future?
Green raspberries on a plant

(Photos by Katherine Baker/Cornell University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Cornell University
Fight global hunger using these seven plant-powered innovations for a more healthful and sustainable food system.

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