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soil, Food Production, Sustainability, Climate Change, Fertilizer, Farming, Soil Science, United Nations, Science (magazine)

Soil Security and Food Productivity: Researchers Outline Increasing Threats

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A group of leading soil scientists points out the precarious state of the world’s soil resources and the possible ramifications for human security in a paper published Thursday, May 7, in the journal Science.

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Forest, Forestry, Hunger, Food Security, Nutrition, Farming, Food Shortage, Ecology

New Report: Forests Could Be the Trump Card in Efforts to End Global Hunger

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About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger with the majority of the hungry living in Africa and Asia. The world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests and forestry are essential to achieve food security as the limits of boosting agricultural production are becoming increasingly clear.

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CGIAR, Climate Change, Food Security, Addis Ababa, heat-tolerant beans, Global Warming, Agriculture, genebanks

No Baked Beans: Surprising Discovery of Elite Heat-Tolerant Beans Could Save “Meat of the Poor” from Global Warming

Amidst fears that global warming could zap a vital source of protein that has sustained humans for centuries, bean breeders with the CGIAR global agriculture research partnership announced today the discovery of 30 new types, or lines as plant breeders refer to them, of “heat-beater” beans that could keep production from crashing in large swaths of bean-dependent Latin America and Africa.

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Mealworms, Insects, Protein, Nutrition, Climate Change

Could Squirmy Livestock Dent Africa’s Protein Deficit?

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Two UW-Madison graduate students are working to introduce highly productive kits for farming mealworms to regions such as sub-Saharan Africa where eating insects is already culturally palatable. They are just practicing what they are beginning to preach: insects, and mealworms in particular, are an overlooked, healthful, economically viable and sustainable source of nutrition for people.

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Leaders From Africa and Asia Join Fellowship to Bring New Perspectives on International Development to Global Dialogue

Editor's Note: For more about the New Voices Fellowship, visit www.aspennewvoices.org or email aspennewvoices@aspeninst.org. Follow all the fellows on Twitter here and the fellowship at @aspennewvoices.

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Education

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Food Insecurity, Hunger awareness, Holiday Giving, Student Success, Student Support, hunger in America, College Student Health, food insecure

Ambitious New Project Tackles Hunger on College Campuses

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A new project at Humboldt State University is seeking ways to attack college food insecurity from all angles. That means providing food aid, offering health education and cooking lessons, conducting original research on college hunger, and seeking ways to change state and national policies that make it difficult for students to access help.

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crop failure, Disaster, Catastrophe, climate chantge, Volcano, nuclear winter, bacterial slime, BUGS, Starvation, Agriculture, Survival, Nutrition, Bacteria, Insects, rats, Fungus, Food Science

Bacterial Slime: It's What's for Dinner

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If natural or manmade disaster strikes, causing global crop failures, the world won't starve--providing they are willing to eat bacterial slime and bugs.

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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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World Food Day, Farmingfamilies, nutrition education

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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