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FAO: Global Hunger Continues to Fall, Even as Population Continues to Rise | Big Picture Agriculture

FAO: Global Hunger Continues to Fall, Even as Population Continues to Rise | Big Picture Agriculture | Edible insects | Scoop.it

In a newly released FAO report, approximately one in eight people around the globe are suffering of chronic hunger. However, the number continues to fall.

 

The recent figure was estimated to be 842 million for the time period of 2011-13, down from 868 million for the years 1010-12.

The total number of undernourished has fallen by 17 percent since 1990–92, while population has risen by 32 percent, or 1.7 billion, over that same time period.


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Plant-triggered irrigation proved successful

Lee Rain, the largest supplier of irrigation equipment and solutions on the Eastern Seaboard, and its sister company the agricultural analysis firm Earthtec Solutions, have shared the findings of three years of research from an ongoing study of the...

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Surprises discovered in decoded kiwifruit genome

Surprises discovered in decoded kiwifruit genome | Edible insects | Scoop.it
A new study that decoded the DNA sequence of the kiwifruit has concluded that the fruit has many genetic similarities between its 39,040 genes and other plant species, including potatoes and tomatoes.

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