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Newswise: New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills
Released: 6-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EST
New federal report by ASU professors highlights how produce ends up in landfills
Arizona State University (ASU)

Currently, nearly a third of the food produced in the US never makes it to the grocery aisle — creating a huge waste problem. Two Arizona State University professors worked on a new federal report that highlights the reasons for the losses and some potential solutions.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 8:40 AM EST
New systemic approach needed to tackle global challenges
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Putting systemic thinking at the centre of policymaking will be essential to address global issues in an era of rapid and disruptive change, according to a new joint report by IIASA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Newswise: Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Released: 23-Jan-2020 6:05 AM EST
Queen’s Research Develop Tool to Tackle Diet Epidemic in India
Queen's University Belfast

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.

20-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST
Natural Toxins in the Global Food Supply Continue to Threaten the Health of Underprivileged Communities
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Naturally occurring chemicals in the global food supply are known to pose a burden on worldwide health. New studies have found that a certain foodborne toxin, in addition to its known health effects,, is also linked to vaccine resistance, and for the first time the global burden of disease from foodborne arsenic, lead, cadmium, and methyl mercury has been quantified.. The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) will present new studies as part of its Global Disease Burden Caused by Foodborne Chemicals and Toxins symposium on Monday, Dec. 9 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. as part of its 2019 Annual Meeting at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. This symposium will provide updates to a 2015 World Health Organization (WHO) publication which analyzed the disease burdens caused by these toxins.

Newswise: An Exercise in Collaboration - What to Do if There was an African Swine Fever Epidemic in the U.S.
Released: 12-Nov-2019 1:50 PM EST
An Exercise in Collaboration - What to Do if There was an African Swine Fever Epidemic in the U.S.
Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

Last year DHS S&T intensified vaccine research efforts in collaboration with USDA by creating an African Swine Fever Task Force, based out of the S&T PIADC in New York state. The Task Force’s primary focus is on developing a vaccine and improving the diagnostics for African swine fever.

Newswise: Global Warming’s Impact on Undernourishment
29-Oct-2019 10:35 AM EDT
Global Warming’s Impact on Undernourishment
PLOS

Global warming may increase undernutrition through the effects of heat exposure on people, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Yuming Guo of Monash University, Australia, and colleagues.


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