United States

Thin Lei Win

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Mar 20 2018

Climate change and protectionism could harm efforts to feed the world: report

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising protectionist and anti-trade sentiments threaten efforts to curb malnutrition even as more people go hungry and climate pressures rise, a U.S.-based think-tank said on Tuesday.

Mar 16 2018

Mobile app and study tours to combat 'voracious' crop-munching pest in Africa

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

Mar 15 2018

None like it hot: warmer winters worry Arctic scientists

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a damp winter's afternoon in February, a bus driver taking visitors to the local airport grumbled that this small Arctic town, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, was the warmest place in the country.

Mar 12 2018

Growing your own in 30 below - the chef on an Arctic self-sufficiency mission

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In one of the planet's most northerly settlements, in a tiny Arctic town of about 2,000 people, Benjamin Vidmar's domed greenhouse stands out like an alien structure in the snow-cloaked landscape.

Feb 23 2018

Industrial fishing happening over half of the oceans, say scientists

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's most comprehensive analysis of shipping data shows industrial fishing is taking place across more than 55 percent of the oceans, with scientists saying the information could help to conserve stocks and assist local fishermen.

Feb 15 2018

Wild crops could save chickpeas from being blitzed, scientists say

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They are nutritious, versatile and a dietary staple for millions of people from South Asia to Ethiopia, but scientists have warned that the humble chickpea is under threat from climate impacts such as higher temperatures, drought and pests.

Feb 12 2018

Smartphones boost Latin American farmers in fight against climate change

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with smartphones, thousands of smallholder farmers across Latin America are set to benefit from a technology boost that will help them deal better with the effects of climate change.

Feb 08 2018

Scientists fear resurgence of devastating wheat disease in Britain & Europe

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A devastating disease that attacks barley and wheat - the world's most widely grown crop - could re-emerge in Britain, scientists said on Thursday.

Feb 07 2018

Food-mad Italy on mission to cut waste, feed hungry

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The young Roma woman gingerly touched the oranges and cabbages, bright, fresh and neatly stacked in crates. Francesco Fanoli, an anthropologist, insisted they were hers to take - for free.

Jan 30 2018

'We stand no chance of ending hunger' without peace, U.N. says

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Conflict is worsening global starvation, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it called for greater peacebuilding efforts to end hunger for almost 500 million people living in war zones.


  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Sectors

Sector Summary