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QUT | News | Super bananas – world first human trial

QUT | News | Super bananas – world first human trial | Nutrition | Scoop.it
The world's first human trial of pro-vitamin A-enriched banana, expected to lift the health and well-being of millions of Ugandans and other East Africans will start very soon.
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Asupina | Promusa - Mobilizing banana science for sustainable livelihoods

Asupina | Promusa - Mobilizing banana science for sustainable livelihoods | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Sharing information and knowledge on bananas through the ProMusa community
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Too Tasty For Your Own Good

Scientists are attempting to tackle obesity by exploring ways of helping people stay healthy. One research project aims at producing junk-free, albeit tasty,...
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Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis | Video on TED.com

Biologist Mohamed Hijri brings to light a farming crisis no one is talking about: We are running out of phosphorus, an essential element that's a key component of DNA and the basis of cellular communication.
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First step to reduce plant need for nitrogen fertilizer uncovered

Nitrogen fertilizer costs US farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams, damaging the delicate water systems.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Hunger Portal

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Hunger Portal | Nutrition | Scoop.it
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How should nutrition be positioned in the post-2015 agenda?|Food Policy

How should nutrition be positioned in the post-2015 agenda?|Food Policy | Nutrition | Scoop.it

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A diverse look at productivity

A diverse look at productivity | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Take a look at the graphic up there and tell me what you see? If you’re anything like me, you’ll be a bit surprised. In this kind of “heat map” green is usually good and red is usually bad, but
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Corn Acreage Increasing in US | Kiplinger

Corn Acreage Increasing in US | Kiplinger | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Rising corn-driven land values spell attractive returns for investors

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NCSU CALS's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:51 AM

N.C. State University's Dr. Ron Heiniger, a Cooperative Extension corn expert, comments.

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European capacity to grow food is plateauing, scientist warns

European capacity to grow food is plateauing, scientist warns | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Countries may not be able to increase food production because many staple crops are close to their physiological growing limits
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Genomics reveals new landscapes for crop improvement. Genome Biology

Genomics reveals new landscapes for crop improvement.  Genome Biology | Nutrition | Scoop.it
The sequencing of large and complex genomes of crop species, facilitated by new sequencing technologies and bioinformatic approaches, has provided new opportunities for crop improvement.

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Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health |Routledge

Diversifying Food and Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Health |Routledge | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Currently 925 million people are undernourished and 195 million children under five years of age are stunted. At the same time, over 1 billion people are overweight and obese in both the developed and developing world.

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Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa

Globe-Trotting GMO Bananas Arrive For Their First Test In Iowa | Nutrition | Scoop.it
A new banana enhanced with vitamin A is intended to address diet deficiencies in Uganda. But if the past history of "biofortified" crops is prologue, it faces a tough road ahead.
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Vitamin A in banana | Promusa - Mobilizing banana science for sustainable livelihoods

Vitamin A in banana | Promusa - Mobilizing banana science for sustainable livelihoods | Nutrition | Scoop.it
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Changing the Global Food Narrative

Changing the Global Food Narrative | Nutrition | Scoop.it
The dominant story about the future of the world food supply is logical, well known and wrong.
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Fast-tracking nutrition: A magical discovery

Fast-tracking nutrition: A magical discovery | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Newly bred crop varieties that offer quadrupled vitamin A content could provide a lifesaving solution to millions in Africa suffering from malnutrition related to vitamin A deficiency.
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The Road to Good Nutrition: A global perspective | Karger | 20th International Congress of Nutrition

The Road to Good Nutrition: A global perspective | Karger | 20th International Congress of Nutrition | Nutrition | Scoop.it

Part of DSM and Sight and Life’s Vitamins in Motion campaign, this new book brings together experience and insights of globally recognized experts in the field to forge collective action on malnutrition. The book is a snapshot of the current thinking on the global challenge of malnutrition, intended to accelerate progress toward a world where everyone receives the food and nutrition they need to be healthy and well nourished.


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Can Africa Feed the World? : The Rockefeller Foundation

Can Africa Feed the World? : The Rockefeller Foundation | Nutrition | Scoop.it
With unprecedented interest in African agriculture, business and governments are moving towards harnessing the vast be
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Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition

Development, agriculture, hunger, malnutrition | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Scholarly communications on development, agriculture, hunger and nutrition
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What's wrong with what we eat? | TED Playlists | TED

What's wrong with what we eat? | TED Playlists | TED | Nutrition | Scoop.it
It's easy to worry about food: Are we eating the wrong stuff? What about people who don't have enough to eat? These talks examine the problems -- and some compelling solutions.
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Food for Thought | Save the Children

Food for Thought | Save the Children | Nutrition | Scoop.it
Tackling child malnutrition to unlock potential and boost prosperity

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Insectos - Alternativa alimenticia

Panorama sobre el consumo de algunas especies de insectos como alternativa alimenticia. Julieta Ramos y José Manuel Pino del instituto de biología de la UNAM...
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Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050. PLOS ONE

Yield Trends Are Insufficient to Double Global Crop Production by 2050. PLOS ONE | Nutrition | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.

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OECD-FAO: Agricultural Outlook, 2013-2022.

OECD-FAO: Agricultural Outlook, 2013-2022. | Nutrition | Scoop.it

Slower agricultural production growth expectedGlobal agricultural production for all featured products is expected to grow 1.5% a year on average over the coming decade, compared with annual growth of 2.1% between 2003 and 2012.


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