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Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society (http://fofj.org) is an upcoming graduate journal aimed at establishing networks for food-related interdisciplinary research.
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World Rice Statistics

World Rice Statistics is a compilation of national and subnational data on rice area, production, and yield over time of major rice-producing countries. It includes information on rice imports, exports, national farm-level and world rice prices...
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Vandana Shiva: 'Seeds must be in the hands of farmers'

Vandana Shiva: 'Seeds must be in the hands of farmers' | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Biodiversity campaigner Vandana Shiva says corporate giants are trying to take over the world's seed supply. Mark Tran meets her
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The Foods That Make Billions - Cereals

BBC's The Foods That Make Billions - Cerials
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via Lara – a one-hour documentary on breakfast cereals.

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Ending Hunger | So, you think you know Africa?

Ending Hunger | So, you think you know Africa? | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
When you think of Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, war, disease, dictators? No wonder, since that’s almost all you hear about in fundraising campaigns and in the media.
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Challenging Perceptions of Hunger and Poverty.

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The Surprising Connection Between Food and Fracking

The Surprising Connection Between Food and Fracking | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Synthetic fertilizer operations have a huge appetite for fracked natural gas.
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Davos 2013: new vision for agriculture is old news for farmers

Davos 2013: new vision for agriculture is old news for farmers | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
David Nally and Bhaskar Vira: The media spotlight is on the role of smallholder farmers in poverty reduction and food security, but what they need is action on land rights and support to stand up to powerful partners (@CSciPol joint organisers of ...
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At a glance, Davos world economic forum is seens as fighting against hunger or poverty. But the bottomline of it fighting for protecting collapsed capitalist world market.......



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Enough food for everyone IF | Oxfam GB

Enough food for everyone IF | Oxfam GB | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
This year, we in the UK have the chance to lead dramatic progress to end global hunger. There really can be enough food for everyone IF we take this opportunity together.
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Ending Hunger campaign from the UK

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FAO Media Centre: FAO’s José Graziano da Silva at CELAC-EU Summit: "No sustainable development while there is hunger"

FAO Media Centre: FAO’s José Graziano da Silva at CELAC-EU Summit: "No sustainable development while there is hunger" | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it

26 January 2013, Santiago de Chile - "There can be no sustainable development in the world while millions of people go hungry," FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today, referring to the central theme being discussed here by presidents and heads of state of Latin America and the Caribbean and the European Union, at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States-EU Summit.

 

"The countries gathered here have the opportunity to give a clear signal of support for this message and propose joint approaches towards a future that is environmentally sustainable, and socially and economically more just, which is what we all want," the Director-General said.

About 60 countries are taking part in the summit. This important meeting seeks to advance relations between the countries involved and build strategic partnerships for sustainable development.

Food security is a priority item on the official agenda of the CELAC Summit and in recent years has been a constant concern in the regional and global agendas. Graziano da Silva recalled the statement made by the presidents of Mercosur in December 2012, which explicitly supported the Zero Hunger Challenge of the UN, launched by the Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon at the Rio + 20 Conference, recognizing that food security is a human right that should be guaranteed to all.

"Poverty and hunger suffered by one country affects its neighbours, as it interferes with the development of the region as a whole. It is a challenge that transcends borders and must be addressed at the highest level, as is occurring during the CELAC, "said Graziano.

"Latin America and the Caribbean have understood this and this was the first region to take on the challenge of fully eradicating hunger and not only diminish it, by launching the Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative in 2005", he added.

Graziano da Silva highlighted the many initiatives that have emerged in the region, such as Hunger Zero in Brazil and the Crusade Against Hunger in Mexico - launched this week - which will help more than 7.4 million Mexicans living in extreme poverty and food insecurity.

"When a country decides to say 'no more hunger', the improvements that can be achieved are surprising," said the FAO Director General.

Graziano also highlighted the fact that Antigua and Barbuda has joined the UN Zero Hunger Challenge: Zero Hunger in Antigua and Barbuda has the full support of the FAO, and other agencies such as the World Food Programme (WFP), the World Bank, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA),  the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), as well as the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).

Latin America on the front line  against hunger

Latin America and the Caribbean has become a benchmark in the global fight against hunger. In the last 20 years, 16 million people have ceased to suffer hunger in the region.

 In 1990-1992 hunger affected 14.6 percent of the population, or 65 million people, while in 2010-2012, it affected only 8.3 percent, or 49 million people. Add to this significant legislative advances: currently seven countries in the region already have food security laws, while another ten are developing legislation on the matter.

Hunger in the region is fundamentally a problem of access to food and not of food availability, Graziano said: "Latin America and the Caribbean, with a population of 600 million people, produces enough food to feed 750 million people. However, 49 million of the current population still suffer hunger," he said.

The Hunger Free Latin America and the Caribbean 2025 Initiative has provided strong support to this process by promoting the fight against hunger and the realization of the right to food, with action such as the creation of Parliamentary Fronts Against Hunger, which already exist in 14 countries

Tackling food waste

"A sustainable world requires not only that production be sustainable, but also consumption," said the Director General of the FAO.

Graziano da Silva said that globally, a third of all food produced is wasted, and he stressed that if one could avoid this waste "it would be possible to feed all the hungry people and have food to spare."

In Latin America and the Caribbean, losses and waste of food for retail during the production phase reach 200 kg per capita per year. At the consumer level, 25 kilos per capita per year are wasted. In cereal production, losses reach 30 percent of the grains produced, 40 percent of roots and tubers, 55 percent of fruits and vegetables, 20 percent of meat, almost 30 percent of fish and seafood, and more than 20 percent of dairy products.

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Source: http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/168838/

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Urban Vertical Garden Built From Recycled Soda Bottles | HYPENOTICE.COM

Urban Vertical Garden Built From Recycled Soda Bottles | HYPENOTICE.COM | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Urban vertical garden built from hundreds of recycled soda bottles designed by the multidisciplinary design firm Rosenbaum and TV producer Luciano Huck.
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nice idea, huh?

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International Year of Quinoa 2013

International Year of Quinoa 2013 | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Quinoa: A grain for the future?

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Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country

Bhutan set to plough lone furrow as world's first wholly organic country | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
John Vidal and Annie Kelly: By shunning all but organic farming techniques, the Himalayan state will cement its status as a paradigm of sustainability
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FAO Media Centre: New policies needed to promote agroforestry

FAO Media Centre: New policies needed to promote agroforestry | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
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FAO calls for "new" approach to battling hunger: agroforestry

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Ending Hunger | Malnutrition no more

Ending Hunger | Malnutrition no more | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
Just like any hot topic, the solution to malnutrition has two dominant schools of thought. Many believe in the power of supplements and fortified foods for tackling undernourishment.
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This article discusses approaches to fighting malnutrition: an issue with a social dimension to it

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Rooftop Farming: From Farm to Table in One Restaurant

Rooftop Farming: From Farm to Table in One Restaurant | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
From the ground, Chicago’s Uncommon Ground restaurant is quite inviting with its cozy-hearth environment and mouth-watering menu composed almost entirely of locally and sustainably grown ingredients.
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Rooftop farming: A new trend in urban food production?

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Food for Change Summit highlights urban, rural farming in Flint area - The Flint Journal - MLive.com

Food for Change Summit highlights urban, rural farming in Flint area - The Flint Journal - MLive.com | Sustainable Food and Nutrition | Scoop.it
The Flint Journal - MLive.com Food for Change Summit highlights urban, rural farming in Flint area The Flint Journal - MLive.com FLINT, MI -- The movement toward locally produced food is very much alive to Erin Caudell, a coordinator of the Food...
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Flint, Michigan: Home of famous Filmmaker Michael Mooer

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