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FAO: Agricultural cooperatives focus World Food Day 2012 - The Guatemala Times

FAO: Agricultural cooperatives focus World Food Day 2012 - The Guatemala Times | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

FAO: Agricultural cooperatives focus World Food Day 2012; The Guatemala Times"Cooperatives play a crucial role in generating employment, reducing poverty, and improving food security, and contributing to the gross domestic product in many countries."

 

16 October 2012, Rome - Agricultural cooperatives, already enriching millions of small-scale farmers, could expand and make an even greater contribution against poverty and hunger, if they were given the right support by governments, civil society and academia.

That is the key message of this year's World Food Day, observed today in 150 countries...

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Agricultural Cooperatives Key for Food Security - MoA - AllAfrica.com

Agricultural Cooperatives Key for Food Security - MoA - AllAfrica.com | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

Agricultural Cooperatives Key for Food Security — The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) said that Agricultural Cooperatives are key elements for food security and eradication of poverty in the country.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Jose Graziano da Silva, through his representative said that the theme: "Agricultural Cooperatives: Key to Feeding the World" was chosen in this year's celebration to highlight the many, concrete ways in which agricultural cooperatives and producer organizations help to provide food security, generate employment and lift people out of poverty.

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Report Documents Alarming Levels of Food Insecurity, Malnutrition - AllAfrica.com

Report Documents Alarming Levels of Food Insecurity, Malnutrition - AllAfrica.com | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

Report Documents Alarming Levels of Food Insecurity — Food security and nutrition conditions in Sudan's war-torn state of South Kordofan are rapidly degenerating into alarming levels.

 

According to the "rapid food security and nutrition assessment" released by the Enough Project on Thursday, the amount of households surviving on one meal per day in South Kordofan has jumped to a staggering 81.5 percent, compared to only 9.5 percent one year ago.

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Environment must be protected for food production: UN - China Daily

Environment must be protected for food production: UN - China Daily | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Environment must be protected for food production: UNChina DailyThe report said that ecosystem services prop up the whole food system, and play a central role in food security and in feeding 7 billion people on Earth, a figure expected to increase...
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Food Security in Crisis - Lessons for South Africa From Zimbabwe - AllAfrica.com

Food Security in Crisis - Lessons for South Africa From Zimbabwe - AllAfrica.com | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Food Security in Crisis - Lessons for South Africa From ZimbabweAllAfrica.comIt will have to focus not only on issues of national food security, but first and foremost, at pursuing food security at the local level, for the below-subsistence level...
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Food Security in Asia and the Pacific - International News Network

Food Security in Asia and the Pacific - International News Network | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Food Security in Asia and the PacificInternational News NetworkBusiness. Food Security in Asia and the Pacific. Dated: 2012-10-20.
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Kroger stores stop selling sprouts as too dangerous - USA TODAY

Kroger stores stop selling sprouts as too dangerous - USA TODAY | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Kroger stores stop selling sprouts as too dangerousUSA TODAY2012 - Kroger, the nation's largest supermarket chain, has announced it will stop selling sprouts on Monday because of their "potential food safety risk." It joins retail behemoth Walmart,...
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Reducing food waste could help feed a billion people - EarthSky (blog)

Reducing food waste could help feed a billion people - EarthSky (blog) | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Reducing food waste could help feed a billion peopleEarthSky (blog)Scientists have calculated that halving food waste could improve global food security by providing enough extra food to feed a billion people.
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Natural Foodie: Maine cancer fighters champion plant-based eating - Press Herald

Natural Foodie: Maine cancer fighters champion plant-based eating - Press Herald | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

This year's luncheon, which benefits the Maine Cancer Foundation and honors survivors, community members and health care professionals, will feature a strictly...

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How to avoid another food crisis - AlertNet

How to avoid another food crisis - AlertNet | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
With extreme weather hitting maize production around the world, investment in adapting agriculture to new conditions is crucial...


The U.S. maize crop has three primary uses: food, animal feed, and ethanol. Food makes up the smallest percentage. Most is used for animal feed and the remainder for ethanol. Ethanol “eats first” when it comes to the U.S. maize crop.


Unlike during recent food price crises, wheat and rice prices are relatively low, offering poor consumers options other than maize – but wheat prices are heating up.


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Crayfish season starts – what do you need to remember? - Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

Crayfish season starts – what do you need to remember? - Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

When live crayfish are delivered to notified food premises or food establishments, they must be accompanied by a commercial document, which provides the information about catch area - caught in sea: one of the defined sea areas, or caught in fresh water: country of origin, as well as the scientific name of the species, the amount of crayfish, the delivery date and information on the sender and the recipient.

 

The crayfish season starts on 21 July and runs until the end of October. Usually a total of some 3-4 million crayfish are caught. Most of the caught crayfish are signal crayfish, and noble crayfish make up the rest. To assure food safety after catching, live crayfish must be protected against light and excessive warming, which means the storage cage should be placed deep enough underwater and in a shady location. Water replacement must take place at a high rate inside and around the cage. In order to prevent the spreading of crayfish plague, the storage cages must never be kept in other natural waters than the waters in which the crayfish were caught. Live crayfish must not be moved from one natural waterway to another.

 

And remember: dead crayfish may not be cooked for use as food.

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The Frustrating Lot Of The American Sweet Corn Grower

The Frustrating Lot Of The American Sweet Corn Grower | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

There are significant sweet corn acres in 24 US states and a total of >260,000 acres nation-wide for the fresh market and >300,000 for canned and frozen corn (see graph below). Sweet corn can be difficult to grow for many reasons, and is often sprayed with insecticides. A biotech solution to this problem exists, but it is under-utilized, in part, due to campaigns by anti-GMO activists. In the end, the people most hurt by this are the American sweet corn growers.

The author, Steve Savage, is an agricultural scientist (plant pathology) with >30 years of experience in agricultural technology. He has worked for Colorado State University, DuPont (fungicide development), Mycogen... The Graph is based on USDA-NASS Data.  You are welcome to comment here and/or to email me a savage.sd@gmail.com

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Incredible, Edible Bugs

Incredible, Edible Bugs | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Incredible, Edible Bugs: Will Meals of Mealworms Catch on in US?PBS NewsHourBRIAN FISHER, entomologist, California Academy of Sciences: I'm not only an entomologist. I'm an entomophagist. What is that?
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GAP Reports Shows Food Security in Doubt Despite Global Progress - Sustainable Plant

Sustainable Plant by Sustainable Plant Staff: GAP Reports Shows Food Security in Doubt Despite Global Progress.

The 2012 GAP Report offers a mixed review of efforts to increase global agricultural productivity. It finds that investments made more than a decade ago have produced significant increases in agricultural productivity overall, but current productivity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and other regions will not be sufficient to meet their demands. Without increased trade, public- and private-sector investments, and assistance programs, these regions will be unable to meet rising food demands...

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World Food Prize Goes to Micro-Irrigation Expert - Food World News

World Food Prize Goes to Micro-Irrigation Expert - Food World News | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

Food World NewsWorld: Food Prize Goes to Micro-Irrigation Expert (Photo : flickr.com/World Economic Forum) Ban Ki-Moon, at the World Food Prize Ceremony, stressed the importance of coming up with new approaches to improving food security.

The UN FAO's State of Food Insecurity in the World 2012(SOFI) report revealed that around 870 million people in the world over go hungry, of which 842 million live in developing nations. Hillel's new mode of irrigation is likely to make waves all over the world and may help improve irrigation methods and yields.

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MEDIA ALERT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ...

MEDIA ALERT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN ... | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
MEDIA ALERT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA Journalists are Invited to Cover the High Level Science Policy Session, live via webcast on Tursday 25th October 2012 OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, ...
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Consumer Safety ? Check Product Recalls Worldwide in a Few Clicks!

Consumer Safety ? Check Product Recalls Worldwide in a Few Clicks!
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Speakers decry food insecurity at MU symposium - Columbia Missourian

Speakers decry food insecurity at MU symposium - Columbia Missourian | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
Speakers decry food insecurity at MU symposiumColumbia MissourianHolben, a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Ohio University, has taken his personal experience with food insecurity and has since been trying to find solutions to the...
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The Face of Food Security Is Female - Inter Press Service

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The Face of Food Security Is FemaleInter Press ServiceDES MOINES, Iowa, USA, Oct 19 2012 (IPS) - In a major endorsement for investment in women – the bulk of food growers in the developing world – United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said ...
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In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come first - Care2.com

In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come first - Care2.com | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
In a world hungry for biofuels, food security must come firstCare2.comThe new starting point should be to put food security first.
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Germany donates EUR 150,000 for food, animal and plant health standards | EU Political Press Service

Germany donates EUR 150,000 for food, animal and plant health standards http://t.co/ieIiJlSh [#PressRelease]...
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Aflatoxin in Corn - University of Delaware Kent County Agricultural ...

Aflatoxin in Corn - University of Delaware Kent County Agricultural ... | Food Policy News | Scoop.it
As we move into corn harvest season, ear molds seem to be a popular topic. They are important because some have the ability to produce aflatoxins or mycotoxins, which can negatively affect livestock and human health.
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Sustainable diets and biodiversity

Immediate action to promote sustainable diets and food biodiversity so as to improve the health of humans and of the planet - the key message of a new book p...

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Effect of the Timing of Fungicide Application on Fusarium Head Blight and Mycotoxin Contamination in Wheat

Effect of the Timing of Fungicide Application on Fusarium Head Blight and Mycotoxin Contamination in Wheat | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

Fungicide application to control Fusarium head blight (FHB, Fusarium graminearum) and accompanying mycotoxin contamination in wheat is generally performed at anthesis because wheat is most susceptible to FHB around this stage. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the timing of fungicide applicatio. The results and their previous findings suggest that around 20 DAA (late milk stage) is a potentially critical timing for mycotoxin control in wheat.

Plant Disease, Volume 96, Issue 6, Page 845-851, June 2012. By Megumi Yoshida, Takashi Nakajima, Kenta Tomimura, Fumihiko Suzuki, Michiyoshi Arai, and Atsushi Miyasaka, NARO Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (NARO/KARC), Kumamoto, Japan

http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-10-11-0819

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Kings of the carnivores

Kings of the carnivores | Food Policy News | Scoop.it

Who eats most meat? Vegetarians should look away. The world has a burgeoning appetite for meat. Fifty years ago global consumption was 70m tonnes.


Via Josh Kettell, Mr. David Burton, Jeremy Cherfas
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