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Climate change will push up food costs, Oxfam claims

Climate change will push up food costs, Oxfam claims | Food Security | Scoop.it
Climate change is set to push up food prices, increase hunger and reduce the quality of food, campaigners warned ahead of the publication of a key scientific review of global warming.
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The amazing decline of global hunger, in one chart

Scanning the news, it's easy to think the world is falling apart. But, on Monday, we got a major piece of good news: hunger is on a major decline in the world. Since 1990, there's been a sustained and massive collapse in the number of people who have difficulty accessing food.

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Kansas State researchers fighting world hunger

Kansas State researchers fighting world hunger | Food Security | Scoop.it
Can a wasp feed the world? It can help: If its larvae are nurtured near millet fields where a devastating moth steals harvests from the field, they can grow to become predators that destroy the pests and save a crop. And that just might put more food in more mouths and earn money for struggling farmers in the world’s poorest countries, The Kansas City Star reported.
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To further the cause.

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A manifesto for solving the global food crisis

A manifesto for solving the global food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
To celebrate World Food Day, here are key ways of promoting more sustainable food systems from building grain reserves to taxing pollution
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International Food Prices Hit Four-Year Low

International Food Prices Hit Four-Year Low | Food Security | Scoop.it
International prices of food decreased by 6 percent between April and August 2014, reaching a four-year low, according to the latest edition of Food Price Watch
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Sustained investment in global agricultural research is key to feeding 9 bln people sustainably

Sustained investment in global agricultural research is key to feeding 9 bln people sustainably | Food Security | Scoop.it
Human civilisation is facing a complex and growing list of interrelated grand challenges in the 21st century.  The population of the world has grown at an alarming rate, with current population estimated at seven billion and projected to stabilise at around nine and one-half billion by 2050 and beyond.  The prevailing narrative is that we will need to increase food production by about 70% over current levels to feed a fast growing world population.   
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Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People | Food Security | Scoop.it
Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.
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Our planet is changing, and so must our food system

Our  planet is changing, and so must our food system | Food Security | Scoop.it
As population rises, appetites change and climate change takes hold, we need a new way to feed ourselves
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Global Food Trade Unlikely To Meet Demand of Agriculturally-Poor Countries, Study

Global Food Trade Unlikely To Meet Demand of Agriculturally-Poor Countries, Study | Food Security | Scoop.it
Global food supply may not meet the demands of the rising population in agriculturally-poor countries, according to a University of Virginia study.
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Farmers in China Wrestle With Drought

Farmers in China Wrestle With Drought | Food Security | Scoop.it

The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years.


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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

Plant diversity in China vital for global food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. A team from the University of Birmingham and partners in China have identified 871 wild plant
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Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity | Food Security | Scoop.it
A new generation of plant-friendly microscopic bacteria and fungi is increasing crop yields as much as 10 percent in test plots, according to Monsanto and Novozymes executives speaking last week at a BioAg Alliance Media Day.
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Experts Battle African Soil Health Crisis

Experts Battle African Soil Health Crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
Africa is in the midst of a major agricultural crisis, with the quality of the continent's soil degrading at an alarming rate. However, new research has revealed that efforts to improve this situation are working, doubling to tripling crop yield in affected areas within the last five years.
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'North Korea to secure land in Zimbabwe'

'North Korea to secure land in Zimbabwe' | Food Security | Scoop.it
COLOGNE/HARARE - The secretive and ostracised, North Korean regime of Kim Jong-Un has reportedly moved to secure massive tracks of agricultural land from President Robert Mugabe, to grow that country’s staple food of rice and sometimes maize, The Telescope News reported.Mugabe's botched land refo.
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Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans?

Hungry Planet: Can Big Data Help Feed 9 Billion Humans? | Food Security | Scoop.it
With a population set to hit 9 billion human beings by 2050, the world needs to grow more food —without cutting down forests and jungles, which are the clima...
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Food Security's curator insight, November 17, 11:45 PM

Let's not forget first the need to improve distribution and storage, as well as reduce waste and losses as they might lead to c 20 % greater return from current production levels. In many developing countries, food storage and transport systems are arcane and inefficient.

Eric Larson's curator insight, November 19, 1:39 PM

Important ideas.

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Agriculture: The next frontier

Agriculture: The next frontier | Food Security | Scoop.it
Africa's newfound taste for an old grain has experienced problems [mdash] drought, low yields and costly imports. But new projects are driving the continent towards self-sufficiency.
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Can Africa feed itself in spite of climate change?

Can Africa feed itself in spite of climate change? | Food Security | Scoop.it
NEWS: Rising populations, climate impacts and security concerns make the job of Africa's farmers increasingly challenging
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10 ways of improving production and consumption of food

10 ways of improving production and consumption of food | Food Security | Scoop.it
At a recent roundtable hosted by the Guardian, experts from industry, research and academia discussed how to make the food system more sustainable. Here are 10 things we learned
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Feeding China: 8 solutions to China food security

Feeding China: 8 solutions to China food security | Food Security | Scoop.it
Here are eight steps, in no particular order, to address China's food challenges. (Why eight? The number is considered lucky in Chinese culture.)
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Why We Need ALL Farmers Feeding the World

Why We Need ALL Farmers Feeding the World | Food Security | Scoop.it
These early indications of a new momentum toward helping farmers feed the world are encouraging. But more will be needed.
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More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished

More than 200 million people no longer extremely malnourished | Food Security | Scoop.it
The FAO credits agricultural investments and successful government policies with cutting undernutrition by 10%
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West African nations facing serious food crisis

West African nations facing serious food crisis | Food Security | Scoop.it
With over 1,500 lives lost from the Ebola epidemic, people living in the three most effected nations are also facing a looming food crisis that will certainly affect the health and welfare of everyone as well as the economies of their countries.
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Climate Change Hunger: World Leaders Must Act

Climate Change Hunger: World Leaders Must Act | Food Security | Scoop.it
Discussions on curbing greenhouse gas emissions always seem to proceed excruciatingly slowly, as climate change is forever being brushed aside as a far off concern for a distant future. They fail time and again because politicians of all stripes pay more attention to the short-term horizon of the next election than the world future generations will live in. Future generations - after all - cannot vote.
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India's Severe Ozone Pollution Kills Enough Crops to Feed 94 Million People

India's Severe Ozone Pollution Kills Enough Crops to Feed 94 Million People | Food Security | Scoop.it
India's ozone pollution is a growing problem and now, scientists have announced that it's damaged millions of tons of the country's major crops. In fact, it's caused losses of more than a billion dollars and has destroyed enough food to feed tens of millions of people.
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China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed

China in the Next Decade: Rising Meat Demand and Growing Imports of Feed | Food Security | Scoop.it

Each year, USDA prepares ten-year projections of global agricultural supply, demand, and trade. In each projection, China—with its large population, rapid economic growth, and anticipated dietary change—is a key component. Since at least the 1980s, agricultural analysts have anticipated that China’s dietary transition to a more meat-rich diet would have important impacts on world agricultural markets.

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Seeds of Doubt - Vandana Shiva’s Crusade Against Genetically Modified Crops

Michael Specter on Vandana Shiva, an activist who accuses biotechnology companies such as Monsanto of imposing “food totalitarianism.” Others believe that G.M.O.s are the key to solving world hunger.
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