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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

Stores reject 'wasted food' claims | Food security | Scoop.it
Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.

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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

 

Article from BBC News, UK 10/01/2013

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The hunger wars in our future: Drought, rising food costs, and global unrest

The hunger wars in our future: Drought, rising food costs, and global unrest | Food security | Scoop.it
The physical effects of climate change will prove catastrophic. But the social effects -- food riots, state collapse, mass migrations, and conflicts of every sort -- could prove even more disruptiv...

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CD - The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future population to achieve food security for Australia and the world.

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Do something about food waste

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Australians throw away 20% of the food they buy each year! Discover why this happens & how all of this waste can effect our environment.

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Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: How To Produce More ...

Sustainable Intensification in Agriculture: How To Produce More ... | Food security | Scoop.it
University of Oxford The goal of sustainable intensification is to increase food production from existing farmland says the article in the journal's Policy Forum. Lead authors Dr Tara Garnett and Professor Charles Godfray, University of Oxford, ...
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Ending Hunger | Can organic farming feed the world?

Ending Hunger | Can organic farming feed the world? | Food security | Scoop.it
Eat organic! This is the slogan of the healthy, fit and conscientious citizen. Organic-eating celebrities like Gisele Bündchen and Angelina Jolie have made it not only healthy but trendy too.
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What If We Could Fertilize Crops With Air Instead Of Chemicals? - EarthTechling

What If We Could Fertilize Crops With Air Instead Of Chemicals? - EarthTechling | Food security | Scoop.it
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List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don’t Save the Bees

List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don’t Save the Bees | Food security | Scoop.it
While we don’t need bees to pollinate every single crop, here is just a brief list of some of the foods we would lose if all our bees continue to perish:

 

 

Many pesticides have been found to cause grave danger to our bees, and with the recent colony collapses in Oregon, it’s time to take a hard look at what we would be missing without bee pollination.

In just the last ten years, over 40% of the bee colonies in the US have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Bees either become so disoriented they can’t find their way back to their hives and die away from home, or fly back poison-drunk and die at the foot of their queen. There are many arguments as to what is causing CCD, but the most logical and likely culprit is the increased usage of pesticides by the likes of Monsanto and others.

A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has labeled one pesticide, called clothianidin, as completely unacceptable for use, and banned it from use entirely. Meanwhile, the U.S. uses the same pesticide on more than a third of its crops – nearly 143 million acres. Two more pesticides linked to bee death are imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. These are also used extensively in the US, while elsewhere, they have been taken out of circulation.


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India's food security bill: an inadequate remedy? - The Guardian

India's food security bill: an inadequate remedy? - The Guardian | Food security | Scoop.it
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India has an over abundance of food grains stocked in warehouses, yet millions of India's poor are left without food.
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Curbing maize postharvest losses key to attaining food security in Kenya

Curbing maize postharvest losses key to attaining food security in Kenya | Food security | Scoop.it
Kenya has experienced tremendous improvements in maize productivity, rising from 1,530,000 metric tons in 2002 to 3,420,000 in 2011. However, postharvest losses of up to 40% of the harvested grain ...
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West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2013 | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide

West Africa and the Sahel - Food Security and Humanitarian Implications, 2013 | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide | Food security | Scoop.it
#Afrique de l'Ouest et #Sahel - sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaire - Juin 2013 http://t.co/6FXddZwuzO
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Soybean and livestock farming behind deforestation - Asahi Shimbun

Soybean and livestock farming behind deforestation - Asahi Shimbun | Food security | Scoop.it
Soybean and livestock farming behind deforestationAsahi ShimbunThe primary causes of deforestation are pasturage and soybean cultivation.

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Lack of flood protection spending threatening UK food security, say MPs

Lack of flood protection spending threatening UK food security, say MPs | Food security | Scoop.it
Report says failure to protect valuable agricultural land from floods poses long-term risk to security of UK food production

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Global food crisis

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Climate change, changing diets and a growing global population has pushed food security to the top of the international agenda.

 

Food problems are fundamentally geographic.  Understanding local economics, agriculture and development all play a critical role in contextualizing place-based shortages.  This interactive media guide highlights where these issues are the most problematic. 


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 10, 2013 12:39 PM

Neo-Malthusian point of view?

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Food security an inescapable challenge for the future - ABC

Food security an inescapable challenge for the future - ABC | Food security | Scoop.it
ABC News 24's Jeremy Fernandez explains some of the challenges facing global food producers.
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The population capacity of Australia

The population capacity of Australia | Food security | Scoop.it
How many people can Australia handle, based on food growing capacity?
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The Global State of Agriculture infographic

The Global State of Agriculture infographic | Food security | Scoop.it
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Existing cropland could feed four billion more - Phys

Existing cropland could feed four billion more - Phys | Food security | Scoop.it
Even a smaller, partial shift from crop-intensive livestock such as feedlot beef to food animals such as chicken or pork could increase agricultural efficiency and provide food for millions, the study says.
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Why Diet Matters

Why Diet Matters | Food security | Scoop.it
Small changes in what we eat can have dramatic effects on the planet.
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Water a Key Issue as Developing Countries Drive Growth in Global Food ... - Circle of Blue WaterNews

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Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils - Environmental Expert (press release)

Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils - Environmental Expert (press release) | Food security | Scoop.it
Food security depends on sustainable nutrient management of soils
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Food security is being threatened by loss of soil nutrients that are essential for the high yield of crops.
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How robots are changing farming's future

How robots are changing farming's future | Food security | Scoop.it
New technologies could make American agriculture more efficient, cutting the workers needed -- having an impact on the immigration debate.
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Forests can help mitigate climate change, ensure food security

Forests can help mitigate climate change, ensure food security | Food security | Scoop.it
FORESTS will have a role to play in ensuring food security and mitigating the impacts of climate change.Amidst forecasts that the world could lose up to a quarter of its rice production over the next (RT @FAOForestry: In Lao PDR, up to 80% of people...
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FAO - News Article: Scarcity and degradation of land and water: growing threat to food security

FAO - News Article: Scarcity and degradation of land and water: growing threat to food security | Food security | Scoop.it

Increases in food production have all too often resulted in resource depletion

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Climate Code Red: Arctic melt hits food security in bitter taste of life on a hotter planet

Climate Code Red: Arctic melt hits food security in bitter taste of life on a hotter planet | Food security | Scoop.it

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The G8 Alliance: Gambling on Food Security? | Think Africa Press

The G8 Alliance: Gambling on Food Security? | Think Africa Press | Food security | Scoop.it
@ThinkAfricaFeed: The #G8 and the dangers of private sector-led agribusiness http://t.co/uwwwYId9qD #FoodSecurity #TAParchive" #ecogovprgrm

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