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Climate Change and Food Security

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http://www.enn.com — If coping with climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the global population, then food security lies at the heart of this effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said last week in a speech at the United Nations Climate Summit last week. "We cannot call development sustainable while hunger still robs over 800 million people of the opportunity to lead a decent l Read More
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Seattle Assesses Fine for Wasting Food

Posted by External 6 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — The push for increased sustainable methods can be seen everywhere these days — certainly when it comes to local efforts to pare down on what we toss in the landfill. The city of Seattle has also embraced the composting idea with a bit more of a creative edge: In an effort to encourage residents to stop wasting food, the city council passed an ordinance this last Monday that allows household Read More
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Food affected by Fukushima disaster harms animals, even at low-levels of radiation, study shows

Posted by External 8 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Butterflies eating food collected from cities around the Fukushima nuclear meltdown site showed higher rates of death and disease, according to a study. "Our study demonstrated that eating contaminated foods could cause serious negative effects on organisms. Such negative effects may be passed down the generations. On the bright side, eating non-contaminated food improves the negative effects, ev Read More
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Flamingo Facts: Food Turns Feathers Pink

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Flamingos are large birds with long necks, sticklike legs and pink or reddish feathers. The colors of the feathers come from pigments found in their food. Read More
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Trauma and Food Addiction Linked for Women

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests. Read More
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Global food trade may not meet all future demand, study indicates

Posted by External 23 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Global food security and the patterns of food trade that – until this analysis – have been minimally studied, are the focus of new research. As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may not meet escalating demand -- particularly for agriculturally poor countries in arid to semi-arid regions, such as Africa's Read More
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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

Posted by External 23 days ago General
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. A team has identified 871 wild plant species native to China that have the potential to adapt and maintain 28 globally important crops, including rice, wheat, soybean, sorghum, banana, apple, citrus fruits, grape, stone fruits and millet. 42% Read More
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How Farm Pests Can Threaten Food Security

Posted by External 29 days ago General
http://www.enn.com — Agricultural pests - viruses, bacteria, fungi, blights, mildews, rusts, beetles, nematodes, flies, mites, spiders and caterpillars - are spreading thanks to trade, travel and global warming, writes Tim Radford. The world faces a dire future of increased crop losses and growing insecurity. Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripen Read More
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