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Asia

China’s food security threatened by drastic drop in crop varieties

July 20, 2018 by Zhang Hui Global Times

Over 70 percent of food crop varieties has disappeared in six regions in China, including Central China's Hubei and Hunan provinces, which agricultural experts fear may threaten China's food security. The native food crop varieties in 375 countie...

Americas

Agriculture Minister Says Plant Health Fundamental to Food Security

July 20, 2018 by Tashion Hewitt Stennett Jamaica Information Service

Jamaica's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says that plant health is a fundamental pillar to achieving the region’s food security and economic growth. He recently called on regional Plant Health Directors...

July 20, 2018
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Asia

Republic of Marshall Islands strengthens food security measures ahead of future droughts

by Zhiyad Khan SPC

Communities in the remote, drought prone, northern atolls of the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) are trialling new food security measures to increase the availability of local food crops, expand the use of drought resistant crop varieties, improve...

July 20, 2018
Photo: A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It’s just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste. [Amal Jayasinghe/AFP/Getty Images]

Global

How Luxury Hotels And Restaurants In Developing Countries Fight Food Waste

by Laura Ratliff NPR

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that nearly a quarter of food purchases in hotels and restaurants are simply thrown away. While food waste is a hot topic in the U.S., it's a particular challenge in low-income nations where food i...

July 20, 2018
Photo: Volunteers from Cargill in Milwaukee prepare the soil for planting at the Hunger Task Force Farm in Franklin. [Chris Kohley / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

United States

Hunger Task Force runs its own farm

by Crocker Stephenson Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In Milwaukee County Wisconsin, Hunger Task Force's farm is producing about a half-million pounds of fruits and vegetables each year. It is a crop worth nearly a million dollars, says Matt King, who is the Hunger Task Force’s farm director, and it i...

July 18, 2018
A food desert is an area where at least a third of residents live more than a mile from a grocery store. [Photo: Shutterstock]

United States

Replenishing a Food Desert, One Store at a Time

by Kate Elizabeth Queram Route Fifty

In Dayton, a community-owned and operated grocery store will set up shop in the heart of one of Ohio's largest food deserts....

Agriculture & Nutrition

Fighting the ‘white cancer’ threatening global food security

July 18, 2018 by Dr Nerissa Hannink Pursuit - The University of Melbourne

Researchers have made a ‘game changing’ shift in our understanding of how plants succumb to high levels of salt in agricultural soils....

July 16, 2018
Photo: Grade 11 and Grade 12 students in Abuja, Nigeria, play the Nutrido game. [Author provided (No reuse)]

Africa

Games boost student nutrition in Nigerian schools

by Obidimma Ezezika The Conversation

Researchers tested out a game called Nutrido to see if it would help Nigerian students improve their food choices....

Africa

Video: South Sudan’s hunger season is peaking

July 11, 2018 by Janelle Dumalaon Deutsche Welle

July marks the peak of South Sudan's hunger season - that's the period between the depletion of food stocks and the next harvest. Seven years into its independence, a humanitarian crisis is leaving half of the country's population starving....

United States

Video: food bank to grow hundreds of fish yearly to feed the hungry

July 11, 2018 by Chris Lovingood WTAE.com

In Pennsylvania, a local food bank is taking several pallet tanks, and converting them into a place to grow 480 fish a year and more than 2,800 pounds of greens to give to people in need. The waste from the fish will be used as fertilizer to help the...

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