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Growing Food for Growing Cities: Engaging the Private Sector | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Growing Food for Growing Cities: Engaging the Private Sector | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
The latest post in our "Growing Food for Growing Cities" series highlights the opportunity for private sector investment in agricultural development. 
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Food prices have stabilized, but analysts see another crisis on the horizon

Food prices have stabilized, but analysts see another crisis on the horizon | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Spiking food prices over the past decade caused shortages, unrest, and maybe even revolutions. Now that prices have returned to normal levels, the question is whether the worst of the food crisis is over. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/N1S6s_w0l Economists and policymakers convened by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) don't think so. A majority believe that prices will spike agai
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Agriculture as an investment vehicle

Agriculture as an investment vehicle | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
For all sorts of reasons, therefore, it’s time for farmers to look at the work they do as a type of investment vehicle.”
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Is Feeding Your Child Organic Food Enough to Reduce the Pesticides in Her Body? | Civil Eats

Is Feeding Your Child Organic Food Enough to Reduce the Pesticides in Her Body? | Civil Eats | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
A new study could shed light on whether an organic diet helps to decrease pesticide exposure among young children.

Via Cathryn Wellner
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A good reminder that we live in complex ecosystems. Directly ingesting pesticides in the food we eat is only one way we absorb the thousands of chemicals in our environments.

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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, November 3, 2015 2:25 PM

A good reminder that we live in complex ecosystems. Directly ingesting pesticides in the food we eat is only one way we absorb the thousands of chemicals in our environments.

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Food security and sustainable farming are two sides of the same coin

Food security and sustainable farming are two sides of the same coin | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Food security is a complex socio-economic issue, intricately linked to human health and sustainable economic development.

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Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids

Organic Meat and Milk Higher in Healthful Fatty Acids | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
The question of whether differences in some nutrients compared with conventionally produced food are likely to translate to better health is disputed.

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Dr. Meaghan's curator insight, May 12, 7:06 AM

Benefits of grass-fed organic meat include more omega-3 oils. 

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Guest Commentary – Helping Cities Cope by Boosting Agriculture | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Guest Commentary – Helping Cities Cope by Boosting Agriculture | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
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Access to Seeds – why seed companies need to bridge the gap to reach smallholder farmers

Access to Seeds – why seed companies need to bridge the gap to reach smallholder farmers | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
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Guest Commentary – Nutrition Sensitivity Needed to Tackle Hunger in the 21st Century | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Guest Commentary – Nutrition Sensitivity Needed to Tackle Hunger in the 21st Century | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Many nutrition-sensitive programs are designed to be context specific, and the panel discussed opportunities and challenges for ensuring greater access to these new practices and technologies and ways to continue to increase uptake in developing countries.
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Aquatic animal health in the Livestock and Fish program: Year in review

Aquatic animal health in the Livestock and Fish program: Year in review | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
This blog post highlights how WorldFish and its partners are collaborating to tackle emerging diseases in aquatic animals and developing better management practices to minimize their impact.
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Vets encouraged to sign antibiotic awareness pledge

Vets encouraged to sign antibiotic awareness pledge | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Today (Wednesday 18 November) is European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) and vets are being urged to sign an online pledge to become an “antibiotic guardian”. EAAD is an annual public …
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PAEPARD: Feeding Africa: an action plan for African agriculture transformation

PAEPARD: Feeding Africa: an action plan for African agriculture transformation | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Transformation is the development of a strategic action plan for agricultural transformation in Africa. The aim is to build a strong and sustainable agricultural sector for food and nutrition security, youth employment, poverty alleviation and rural transformation.
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Smallholder Farmers and Agricultural Value Chains: What Is the Policy Relevance?

Smallholder Farmers and Agricultural Value Chains: What Is the Policy Relevance? | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
A new article (ungated version here) in World Development crystallized a few of the thoughts I have been mulling over regarding contract farming and the participation of smallholders in agricultural value chains in developing countries--an area where I have done a bunch of work, and wherein I am
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Animal Antibiotics: The New Apocalyptic Threat?

Animal Antibiotics: The New Apocalyptic Threat? | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
“Without urgent, coordinated action, the world is heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill.”
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Can Agribusiness Reinvent Itself to Capture the Future?

Can Agribusiness Reinvent Itself to Capture the Future? | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Agribusiness is on the verge of dramatic change. But across the industry, many companies have barely scratched the surface in their efforts to boost yields, improve supply chain efficiencies or increase value-added activities.
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Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities

Despite New Rule on Livestock Antibiotics, Infection Risks Still Plague Workers, Communities | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Massive amounts of medicine continue to circulate through our food system. The issue of antibiotic resistance isn't about medicines or animals, but about the relationship between people and what we eat.

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Special Issue: Roots to Global Food Security

Special Issue: Roots to Global Food Security | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Special Issue: Roots to Global Food Security

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How antibiotics in our food system affect your health

How antibiotics in our food system affect your health | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
More than 70% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for food production animals.

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Guest Commentary – Urbanization, Food Security, and Youth Employment | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Guest Commentary – Urbanization, Food Security, and Youth Employment | Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
 
Many youth migrate seasonally, and return home again to help with planting or harvest. When they migrate for wage jobs, they send remittances that help rural families’ food security. The remittances and increased skills brought back to rural areas through youth migration fuel positive impacts on poverty reduction and food security. We have to accept that migration is inevitable, whether temporary or permanent.
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African Farmers in The Digital Age

A special issue presented by The Digital Thinking Initiative
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Is There a Trade-Off between “Sustainable” Foods and Food Safety?

Is There a Trade-Off between “Sustainable” Foods and Food Safety? | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Another day, another media story in which I weigh in on some food policy-relevant story: I was quoted last week in an article in US News & World Report about the potential link between Chipotle…
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Agriculture, nutrition, and health: more than meets the eye | IFPRI

Agriculture, nutrition, and health: more than meets the eye | IFPRI | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
Most of our health systems are set up to respond to problems, whereas agriculture can be part of a prevention approach.
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Delivering Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

Delivering Sustainable Development Goals in Africa | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
On the 25-27 September 2015 world leaders unanimously adopted the sustainable development goals (SDGs) during the 70th UN General Assembly.
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Are Your Vegetables on Drugs? | Civil Eats

Are Your Vegetables on Drugs? | Civil Eats | Food Policy, Supply, Security & Safety | Scoop.it
“ Pharmaceuticals in biosolid fertilizers could be harming your veggies.”
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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, October 22, 2015 5:31 PM

I'm curious about this. Even without biosolids, pharmaceuticals are found in our waterways. Wouldn't they also get into our food?