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2014-08-26 16:29:32

Sustainable practices and new seeds, traits and crop protection products on display at Farm Progress Show BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are looking to farmers to use practices that leave a better world, and Bayer CropScience is responding to support farmers by providing the innovative tools and resources to make it happen. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139541 At the 2014 Farm Progress Show today in Boone, Iowa, the company showcased a road map to...

2014-08-20 12:20:55

Cargill's fiscal 2014 charitable contributions span 59 countries MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today released its fiscal 2014 corporate responsibility report entitled "Delivering Responsibly in the Global Food System." The report focuses on the work Cargill does around the world to improve access to safe, affordable and nutritious food, operate responsible supply chains and benefit communities in which it operates. "The global food system is being challenged to...

2014-08-11 23:02:15

Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of The 2nd Annual AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014, taking place on the 8th and 9th October 2014. London, UK (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Market Publishers Ltd is announced as a media partner of The 2nd Annual AIDF Food Security Summit: Asia 2014, which will take place in Jakarta on the 8th and 9th October 2014. Recently, the number of the world population has surpassed the 7 billion mark, which resulted in significant effects on...

vegetarian diet could save scarce water resources
2014-08-05 03:30:19

Aalto University Eating less meat would protect water resources in dry areas around the world, researchers at Aalto University have found. Reducing the use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products. "Diet change together with other actions, such as reduction of food losses and waste, may tackle the future challenges of food security," states researcher Mika...

2014-08-04 16:27:50

Interviews from FutureFood 2050 share scientific, entrepreneurial, and cultural perspectives on the food security and nutrition challenges facing Africa, including insights from Nobel Peace Prize Winner and former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As President Obama welcomes leaders from Africa to Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the latest FutureFood 2050 interview series, a publishing initiative from the...

2014-07-28 13:00:25

NCAR/UCAR The world faces a small but substantially increased risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of global crop yields because of climate change, new research finds. The authors, from Stanford University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, say the odds of a major production slowdown of wheat and corn, even with a warming climate, are not very high. But the risk is about 20 times more significant than it would be without global warming, and it...

2014-07-28 10:08:55

New York University Vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets increase the amount of produce in the diets of some families on food assistance, according to research led by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The study, which appears online in Food Policy, suggests that farmers market vouchers can be useful tools in improving access to healthy food. This finding validates a new program created by the Agricultural Act of 2014, or...

global food supply
2014-07-28 07:35:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous research has investigated the potential impact that climate change and air pollution can have on crops individually, a new study suggests that the interaction between these two risk factors has been overlooked and could drastically increase the threat to the global food supply. In research published in this week’s edition of the journal Nature Climate Change, MIT associate professor of civil and environmental...

2014-07-24 23:00:39

New report by RTI International summarizes research on the current scope of food insecurity and hunger in America. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations...

2014-07-18 11:54:45

University of Minnesota Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect the environment Feeding a growing human population without increasing stresses on Earth's strained land and water resources may seem like an impossible challenge. But according to a new report by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific...


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