Newswise — CHICAGO—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.

1. Watch an interactive video infographic on food waste2. Learn about food security in Africa 3. Read this article on M.S. Swaminathan on sustainable agriculture4. Listen to National Geographic Oceanographer Sylvia Earle share aquaculture solutions 5. Learn how reinvestment in Africa creates a sustainable business model for the future 6. Gain insights on the latest insights on meat alternatives 7. Read an interview on creating greater abundance of crops to feed a booming population 8. Learn about the important role of women in combating world hunger

The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has designated October 16 of each year as World Food Day. The 2014 World Food Day theme—“Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”—has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family farming in eradicating hunger and poverty, providing food security and nutrition, improving livelihoods, managing natural resources , protecting the environment, and achieving sustainable development in particular in rural areas.

FutureFood 2050 is a multi-year program highlighting the people and stories leading the efforts in finding solutions to a healthier, safer and better nourished planet to feed 9 billion-plus people by 2050. Through 2015, the program will release 75 interviews with the world’s most impactful leaders in food and science. Next year, FutureFood 2050 will also debut a documentary film exploring how the science of food will contribute solutions to feeding the world.

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About IFT This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Institute of Food Technologists. Since its founding in 1939, IFT has been committed to advancing the science of food. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 18,000 members from more than 100 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government and industry. For more information, please visit