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A Third of All Food Is Wasted – and Such Loss Is on the Rise

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8 Great Scientific Solutions to Feeding the World

In honor of World Food Day on October 16, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is highlighting eight solutions for feeding the world from its FutureFood 2050 website. They include articles featuring Kofi Annan, M.S. Swaminathan, Sylvia Earle and more. Feel free to re-publish or share these links as part of your World Food Day coverage.

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SNEB Supports World Food Day 16 October 2014 - Family Farming: “Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”

With a vision of “healthy communities, food systems and behaviors,” the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) has a long history of supporting local farmers.

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Global Food Trade May Not Meet All Future Demand, U.Va. Study Indicates

A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth’s Future, examines global food security and the patterns of food trade that – until this analysis – have been minimally studied.

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Hidden Effect of Ebola, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity

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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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