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Newswise: Equity Must Be Considered In Ocean Governance To Achieve Global Targets By 2030
Released: 14-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Equity Must Be Considered In Ocean Governance To Achieve Global Targets By 2030
Wildlife Conservation Society

As the world presses forward with urgency towards reaching global biodiversity and climate targets by 2030, there must be increased attention to center equity in dialogue and practice when designing ocean conservation, adaptation and development interventions.

Newswise: New research reveals there are more school-based than regular foodbanks nationwide
16-Apr-2024 6:05 AM EDT
New research reveals there are more school-based than regular foodbanks nationwide
University of Bristol

Research shows schools have increasingly stepped in as a fourth emergency service and are now the biggest source of charitable food and household aid for families struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.

Newswise: Consumers across political spectrum share food pricing frustrations
Released: 14-Mar-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Consumers across political spectrum share food pricing frustrations
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

In his State of the Union address last week, President Biden touched on a topic close to the hearts of U.S. consumers: food prices. In this election year, we can expect high food costs to come up repeatedly, with candidates from both parties invoking price gouging, shrinkflation, and corporate greed.

Newswise: Mosaic Biosciences™ Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance
Released: 5-Mar-2024 9:00 AM EST
Mosaic Biosciences™ Joins the International Phytobiomes Alliance
International Phytobiomes Alliance

The International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research is pleased to announce that Mosaic Biosciences™ has joined the organization as a sponsoring partner.

Released: 27-Feb-2024 6:05 AM EST
Can hunger be eradicated by 2030?
McGill University

World hunger is growing at an alarming rate, with prolonged conflicts, climate change, and COVID-19 exacerbating the problem.

Newswise: Berkowitz Authors NEJM Perspective Piece on Food Insecurity
Released: 26-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Berkowitz Authors NEJM Perspective Piece on Food Insecurity
University of North Carolina Health Care System

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Seth A. Berkowitz, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, wrote perspective piece on how medically tailored meals address health consequences of food insecurity.

Released: 5-Feb-2024 12:05 PM EST
How the Russian invasion of Ukraine has impacted the global wheat market
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 caused an immediate disruption in the global wheat market, with serious implications for food prices and global food security. Wheat is a staple commodity in many countries and one of the most extensively traded crops worldwide. A new paper from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Texas Tech University examines the long-term impacts of the war in Ukraine on global wheat prices and market responses.

Newswise: New Authentication Method Developed for the Identification of β-sitosterol in Edible Oils
Released: 9-Nov-2023 8:50 AM EST
New Authentication Method Developed for the Identification of β-sitosterol in Edible Oils
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The presence of β-sitosterol in edible oils is not only significant for its health benefits, including the potential lowering of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, but also for its role in authenticating oils.

Released: 8-Nov-2023 1:05 PM EST
California bans four common food additives: What does it mean for consumers?
University of Rhode Island

Following the signing of the California Food Safety Act, which bans the use of four common food additives linked to health problems, URI Professor of Nutrition Kathleen Melanson lends her expertise to help explain what these ingredients are, what consumers should be aware of, as well as some simple tips to help avoid them.

Newswise:Video Embedded 2023-gap-report-only-by-working-together-will-agricultural-productivity-meet-demand
Released: 4-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT
2023 GAP Report: Only by working together will agricultural productivity meet demand
Virginia Tech

Agricultural productivity growth is crucial for ensuring food security and for meeting the nutritional needs of a growing global population while simultaneously meeting environmental goals. However, the growth of global agricultural productivity has significantly contracted and current efforts to sustainably expand production are inadequate, according to the 2023 Global Agricultural Productivity Report, or GAP Report, that was released through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech on Oct.

Released: 21-Sep-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Using satellite data to enhance global food security
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

IIASA researchers and colleagues highlight the value of integrating remote sensing and data sharing for timely agricultural information critical for food security and sustainability planning in a new paper.

30-Aug-2023 1:50 PM EDT
Global food system could help achieve net negative emissions by 2050
PLOS Climate

New technology, dietary shifts and less food waste could remove up to 33 gigatons of CO2 annually.

30-May-2023 5:00 AM EDT
New Research Suggests Wheat Crops May Be Threatened by Unprecedented Heat and Drought
Tufts University

A recent study led by a researcher at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University found that the likelihood of extreme temperatures that could affect crop yields has increased significantly in wheat-producing regions of the U.S. and China.

Released: 12-May-2023 3:30 PM EDT
Immigration Nation: Research and Experts

Title 42, the United States pandemic rule that had been used to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants who crossed the border illegally over the last three years, has expired. Those migrants will have the opportunity to apply for asylum. President Biden's new rules to replace Title 42 are facing legal challenges. Border crossings have already risen sharply, as many migrants attempt to cross before the measure expires on Thursday night. Some have said they worry about tighter controls and uncertainty ahead. Immigration is once again a major focus of the media as we examine the humanitarian, political, and public health issues migrants must go through.

Newswise:Video Embedded live-event-for-april-21-sleeping-pill-reduces-levels-of-alzheimer-s-proteins
Released: 21-Apr-2023 3:10 PM EDT
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE Live Event for April 21: Sleeping pill reduces levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Researcher will discuss the study which involved a sleeping aid known as suvorexant that is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for insomnia, hints at the potential of sleep medications to slow or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: Notre Dame expert discusses effects of war in Ukraine on agriculture, trade
Released: 9-Feb-2023 2:45 PM EST
Notre Dame expert discusses effects of war in Ukraine on agriculture, trade
University of Notre Dame

Susanne Wengle has been following the effects of the war on Ukrainian agriculture, the products of which account for roughly 40 percent of the country’s export earnings.

Newswise: Surf, Sand and Seaweed: The latest breakthroughs in Marine Science
Released: 4-Jan-2023 1:40 PM EST
Surf, Sand and Seaweed: The latest breakthroughs in Marine Science

Here are some of the latest articles that have been added to the Marine Science channel on Newswise, a free source for media.

Newswise: New index shows regions in the north have higher risk of food insecurity
Released: 12-Dec-2022 3:20 PM EST
New index shows regions in the north have higher risk of food insecurity
University of Southampton

A new index developed by researchers at the University of Southampton reveals neighbourhoods in the north of England have the highest risk of food insecurity.

Newswise: Changes to animal feed could supply food for one billion people
14-Sep-2022 10:30 AM EDT
Changes to animal feed could supply food for one billion people
Aalto University

Livestock and fish could be fed more agricultural by-products, freeing up food for people

Released: 20-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has jeopardized food supplies, despite Russian Foreign Minister's claim

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is disrupting food supply chains and causing food shortages worldwide, particularly in the Middle East.

Newswise: Harnessing the Power of Perennial Plants for Sustainable Agriculture
Released: 9-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Harnessing the Power of Perennial Plants for Sustainable Agriculture
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Matthew Rubin’s research is focused on perennial plants, or “long-lived” plants, seeking to increase our understanding of these plants across their lifetime. Perennial plants offer many benefits to agriculture and our environment. They develop deep root systems that fix carbon, reduce water needs, and help restore soil health. When used for agriculture, perennials can provide multiple harvests from the same plant, offering a more sustainable solution for future agricultural systems.

Released: 19-Aug-2021 3:00 PM EDT
VIDEO AND TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE: Breakthrough Cases and COVID Boosters: Live Expert Panel for August 18, 2021

Expert Q&A: Do breakthrough cases mean we will soon need COVID boosters? The extremely contagious Delta variant continues to spread, prompting mask mandates, proof of vaccination, and other measures. Media invited to ask the experts about these and related topics.

Released: 16-Nov-2020 12:05 PM EST
Food Safety Lab Grants $2.9M for New Global Projects
Cornell University

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, co-located at Cornell and Purdue Universities, has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.

Released: 12-Nov-2020 8:05 AM EST
Hunger in the Arctic prompts focus on causes, not symptoms
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The communities of Nunatsiavut in Northern Labrador, Canada, similar to other communities across Inuit Nunangat, the homeland of Inuit, are plagued by excessive food insecurity rates, which are estimated to be five times the level of food insecurity measured for households in Canada.

Released: 31-Aug-2020 11:50 AM EDT
Mealworm shows promise as a good, sustainable food source, study finds
Indiana University

With global food demands rising at an alarming rate, a study led by IUPUI scientists has found new evidence that the yellow mealworm shows promise as alternative source of nutritional protein.

Released: 23-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
Small-Farm Tech Reduces Deforestation, Climate Change
Cornell University

Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change in a new Cornell University study.

17-Jul-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Free Trade Can Prevent Hunger Caused by Future Shifts in Climate Patterns
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

International trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Refugee Children Get Better Health, Nutrition via e-Vouchers
Cornell University

Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance, according to new research led by Cornell University, in conjunction with the International Food Policy Research Institute.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Food for Thought
University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center

Some people must make the difficult decision whether to put food on the table or spend money on other necessities, such as a utility bill or rent. In a recently published paper, Jean McDougall, PhD, and colleagues report the results of a 400-person survey that assesses food insecurity before and after cancer diagnosis

Released: 10-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by Mississippi State-based Fish Innovation Lab
Mississippi State University

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish at Mississippi State University is awarding $5.7 million in grants to develop innovative approaches for helping solve hunger affecting more than 800 million people worldwide.

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 (IIASA)

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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