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Extrusion Technology Improves Food Security in Africa

In the April issue of Food Technology magazine, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), contributing authors write about how extrusion technology is a powerful food processing technique that can produce a variety of products made from locally grown grains, cereals and legumes while maintaining nutrient content and fighting off unsafe contaminants.

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International Wheat Yield Partnership Launched

A new international partnership seeks to increase wheat yields by 50 percent by 2034. This will address demand for wheat – one of the world’s most important crops – that is growing much faster than production.

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Harsh Weather Conditions Increase Cost of Food

Several items at the grocery store will cost more this year, including beef, pork, vegetables and nuts. Most of the increase in price is because of extreme drought facing several states.

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Andrew Natsios, Former USAID Administrator, Famine Expert, Discusses Humanitarian Aid and Other Hunger-Related Issues

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Food Insecurity Leads to Increased Incidence of Tuberculosis in Zimbabwe

The rise of tuberculosis (TB) in Zimbabwe during the socio-economic crisis of 2008-9 has been linked to widespread food shortage, according to a new study led by Canadian researchers from the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health published in PLOS ONE.

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Trade and Investment: Is Africa the New Asia?

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Research Raises Concerns About Future Global Crop Yields

Yields of rice, wheat and corn appear to have maxed out on 30 percent of the world's agricultural croplands, according to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study published in Nature Communications.

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Center for a Livable Future: Guidelines on Antibiotics Fail to Protect Public Health

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World Food Day: U.S. Needs Food Policies That Feed People and Economies

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