Agriculture & Nutrition

MIT’s Caleb Harper in his TED talk, “This computer will grow your food in the future.” (Photo: TED)

9 TED talks that will change the way you think about food

by Leanna Garfield Business Insider August 11, 2017

Check out some of these interesting short talks on agriculture and food....

A G-20 Challenge: How Do We Get More Food from Less Water?

by Yahoo View•July 6, 2017 Yahoo News July 6, 2017

Agriculture strains the world's supply of fresh water. The question is how do we feed a hungry planet without tapping out the water supply? The link below describes the topic of water that will be brought up at the upcoming G-20 meeting in Germany covering optimal country policies and water preserv...

A tractor pulls a planter while distributing corn seed on a field in Malden, Ill. Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees. But they’re proposing different solutions, because they disagree about whether the pesticides are useful to farmers. (Photo: Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Two Scientists, Two Different Approaches To Saving Bees From Poison Dust

by Dan Charles NPR May 28, 2017

Two scientists disagree over how to save America's bees, necessary for all the food we eat, from neonicotinoid-coated seeds....

A vegetable farm. A reality TV show, Don’t Lose the Plot, targets youth (Photo: File/Nation Media Group)

TV show to promote farming as ‘cool’ for youth

by Maryanne Gicobi The East African May 9, 2017

Four young farmers, two each from Kenya and Tanzania, are part of the first agriculture reality TV show, Don’t Lose the Plot, where participants will battle it out for a $10,000 prize. The show is an endeavour to change the perception of farming among Kenyan and Tanzanian youth in an effort to mak...

Venezuela Is Starving

by Juan Forero The Wall Street Journal May 7, 2017

Once Latin America’s richest country, Venezuela can no longer feed its people, hobbled by the nationalization of farms as well as price and currency controls....

The report said more than 1 million children who receive free school meals during term time, and 2 million more with working parents still in poverty are at risk of hunger over the summer. (Photo: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

School holidays leave 3 million children at risk of hunger, report says

by Patrick Butler The Guardian April 27, 2017

Up to 3 million children risk going hungry during the school holidays, leaving them vulnerable to malnutrition and undermining their education and life chances, a cross-party group of MPs and peers has warned....

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Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa

by FAO Report April 26, 2017

As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been recently detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda. It is also known to be present in Burundi, Ethiopia and Rwanda. ...

Building social networks is one of the greatest benefits of urban agriculture. (Photo: David Oliver/University of the Witwatersrand)

Urban farming produces more than food: social networks are a key spinoff

by David Oliver The Conversation April 13, 2017

Urban farmers not only develop the kinds of friendships they can draw on during tough times. But they also develop broader networks with other farmers, with NGOs, with government and with local markets that allow them to build a career....

Quinoa is harvested in the highlands in Puno region, south-eastern Peru. The crop could help improve global food security. (Photo: ICT/Tomas Munita)

Quinoa genome unveiled in search for hardy crop to feed world

by The Guardian March 6, 2017

Some strains can tolerate 38-degree days, salty soils and high altitudes, say researchers. The near-complete genome of quinoa was unveiled on Wednesday by scientists who say the grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes could help feed a hungry world....

Video: Soybean Innovation Lab SMART Farm Improves Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Africa

by Dan Boomgarden Agrilinks January 27, 2017

Watch how the Soybean Innovation Lab's SMART Farm is generating critical new data for increasing smallholder farmer yields....

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