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One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
When farmers improve their harvests, they pull themselves out of poverty. They also start producing surplus food for their neighbors. When farmers prosper, they eradicate poverty and hunger in their communities.

One Acre Fund is growing quickly and we are proud to soon represent Africa’s largest network of smallholder farmers. By 2020, we will serve 1.4 million farm families – with more than 6 million people living in those families. And our farmers will produce enough surplus food to feed another 6 million of their neighbors.

This is only the tip of the iceberg. When millions of farmers speak with one voice, we can more effectively pursue collaboration together with government and the private sector to broaden our reach.
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Action for Ag: Top Five Plant Science Contributions to Society

Action for Ag: Top Five Plant Science Contributions to Society | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Plant science contributes significantly to society without most people even knowing. It helps increase food security by preventing crop losses, improving yields and food quality as well as augmenting the nutritional value of staple crops.
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20 GMO questions: Animal, vegetable, controversy?

20 GMO questions: Animal, vegetable, controversy? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Here's a bullet-point summation of what Nathanael Johnson learned about GMOs in 2013.
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Peter Singer on corporate food giants' responsibility for their suppliers' conduct. - Project Syndicate

Peter Singer on corporate food giants' responsibility for their suppliers' conduct. - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Sugar is sweet, but the ethics of its production is anything but appealing. On the contrary, our use of sugar implicates us in land grabs that violate the rights of some of the world’s poorest communities.
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Hunger Portal

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Hunger Portal | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Henry I. Miller exposes the disappointing truth about organic agriculture. - Project Syndicate

Henry I. Miller exposes the disappointing truth about organic agriculture. - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Organic products – from food to skin-care nostrums to cigarettes – are very much in vogue, with the global market for organic food alone now reportedly exceeding $60 billion annually.
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Peter Singer on corporate food giants' responsibility for their suppliers' conduct. - Project Syndicate

Peter Singer on corporate food giants' responsibility for their suppliers' conduct. - Project Syndicate | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Sugar is sweet, but the ethics of its production is anything but appealing. On the contrary, our use of sugar implicates us in land grabs that violate the rights of some of the world’s poorest communities.
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Changing the Global Food Narrative

Changing the Global Food Narrative | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong.
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Thoughtful and nuanced apporach to changes required in the discussion on food, important read even though one may not agree with all of it

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Nitrogen fixation helps double some African farm yields - SciDev.Net

Nitrogen fixation helps double some African farm yields - SciDev.Net | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Using legumes can drastically improve harvests, a project shows, but fertiliser availability is vital.
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600+ published safety assessments

600+ published safety assessments | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Famine mortality

Famine mortality | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A history of global famine deathsEARLIER this month the United Nations estimated that 258,000 people died in the Somalia famine between October 2010 and April 2012....
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New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

New UN report calls for transformation in agriculture | Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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What if natural products came with a list of ingredients?

What if natural products came with a list of ingredients? | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Processed foods are notorious for their jaw-droppingly long lists of chemical-laden ingredients, each one sounding worse than the last. But as these detailed infographics show, even the simplest of foods are anything but.
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GM halo effect: How GM crops protect conventional and organic farming | Genetic Literacy Project

GM halo effect: How GM crops protect conventional and organic farming | Genetic Literacy Project | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
GM papaya in Hawaii is one of numerous examples of the so-called "halo effect"-- the sustainable benefits conferred on organic and conventional farmers when nearby GM farmers used genetically modified seeds that control pest infestations and use...
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Food, Genes and the Feeling of Risk

Food, Genes and the Feeling of Risk | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A writer focused on sustainable eating gives a mostly clean bill of health to GMO’s. So what?
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Experts argue Land Rights for Women is Key to Curbing Global Hunger

Experts argue Land Rights for Women is Key to Curbing Global Hunger | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
Stronger land rights for women may help advance the progress toward global food security by increasing the autonomy they have over the management of resources.
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From The Ground Up: Another Good Week For GMO

From The Ground Up: Another Good Week For GMO | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
It's getting harder and harder to make a believable case against genetically modified crops.
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Soil power – celebrating World Soil Day / CGIAR

Soil power – celebrating World Soil Day / CGIAR | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A Global Agricultural Research Partnership
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Are there trade-offs in feeding the world? - Humanosphere

Are there trade-offs in feeding the world? - Humanosphere | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
A world-wide hunger problem with a continuing growing population means that food is increasingly important.
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Punjab Agriculture University develops black colour carrot variety

Punjab Agriculture University develops black colour carrot variety | A Better Food System | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI: After the red and orange coloured carrots, consumers could soon be munching black coloured carrots. The Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) has developed its first black colour carrot...


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What is the Potential Impact from Climate Change for Africa's Farmers? | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

What is the Potential Impact from Climate Change for Africa's Farmers? | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
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Do High Food Prices Cause Social Unrest? | New Security Beat

Do High Food Prices Cause Social Unrest? | New Security Beat | A Better Food System | Scoop.it
the Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program
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