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Report: Vulnerable Populations Disproportionately Affected by Food Security, Despite Public Programs

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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.

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Kids Eat Right Month Spotlights 'Hungry-Overweight' Paradox

It may seem like a contradiction, but millions of American children are both hungry and overweight. During Kids Eat Right Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spotlights the “hungry yet overweight paradox” and ways to ensure children meet their nutrient requirements and maintain a healthy weight.

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FutureFood 2050 Looks at Food Security and Nutrition Challenges Facing Africa

To envision challenges and solutions we may face in feeding 9 billion people anticipated by 2050, we can look to developing economies and countries that epitomize the difficulty and reward of planning for the future of food security. Scientific solutions to food challenges in Africa are the theme of recent interviews from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) as part of its FutureFood 2050 publishing initiative.

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The Next Food Revolution: Utilizing Food Waste to Feed a Growing, “Nutritionally Insecure” World

Food waste that is unused, yet nutritionally viable, may help to feed a growing and nutritionally “insecure” world population and minimize the impact of food production on the environment, according to Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, Inc. and current CEO of the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc. Rauch was the keynote speaker during the opening session at the 2014 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo® in New Orleans.

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Food Security Increased by New Scientific Model in Agricultural Production

Researchers create model that can predict the effects of changing climate, planting and other agricultural variables. This could lead to optimized agricultural land use and improve regional food security.

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New Report: Top Twelve Ways to Slash Agriculture’s Climate Impact Could Reduce CO2 Emissions by up to 5 Gigatonnes per Year by 2030

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Annual carbon emissions from global agriculture can be reduced by as much as 50 to 90 percent by 2030—the equivalent of removing all the cars in the world—according to a comprehensive new report released by Climate Focus and California Environmental Associates. The study highlights twelve key strategies—led by reduced global beef consumption, reduced food waste and better farm nutrient management and production—that can deliver big climate wins while maintaining food security and building resilience.

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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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