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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.

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

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.

Released: 17-Oct-2019 1:15 PM EDT
Crop-Improvement Lab Established with $25M USAID Grant
Cornell University

Cornell University will lead a new global crop improvement research program to advance plant breeding tools, technologies and methods aimed at delivering staple crops that can increase yields, enhance nutrition and show greater resistance to pests and diseases.

Newswise: Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people
Released: 24-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Fish micronutrients ‘slipping through the hands’ of malnourished people
University of Washington

Millions of people are suffering from malnutrition despite some of the most nutritious fish species in the world being caught near their homes, according to new research published Sept. 25 in Nature.

Released: 13-Sep-2019 8:45 AM EDT
To Address Hunger, Many Countries May Have to Increase Carbon Footprint
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Achieving an adequate, healthy diet in most low- and middle-income countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use due to food production, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 10-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT
How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study published in nature Sustainability proposes alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.

Newswise: Could Duckweed Feed the World?
Released: 19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Could Duckweed Feed the World?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how would we feed everyone if the Earth’s population hits 9.7 billion in 2050 as projected? Duckweed, the world’s fastest-growing plant, which has more protein than soybeans and is a traditional food source for people living in parts of Southeast Asia, could be one of the key solutions, according to Eric Lam, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Biology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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