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January 4, 2019

Agriculture & Nutrition

Scientists Have ‘Hacked Photosynthesis’ In Search Of More Productive Crops

Researchers at the University of Illinois have been able to engineer photosynthesis in plants that could help increase yields in key food crops like cowpeas in the future. "It's really the first major breakthrough showing tha...

December 28, 2018

Australia

The Brand Agency & Foodbank Fight Hunger This Christmas With Empty Packet Of Cereal

In light of the federal government’s recent threat to reduce funding for food relief organisation Foodbank, The Brand Agency has launched an innovative new product to go on Western Australian supermarket shelves and raise f...

Agriculture & Nutrition

Space tech that feeds high-end diners in Toronto could help Canada’s North

December 26, 2018

Technology being used to stock high-end Toronto restaurants with designer leafy greens could provide Northern Canadians with locally grown produce. ...

United States

Food pantries providing extra aid for furloughed federal workers

January 16, 2019 by Ashley Graham WLNS.com

In Michigan, food banks across the state are tapping into their own resources to provide needed food assistance to furloughed federal workers as the partial government shutdown continues ...

January 16, 2019
Photo: A farmer in Mount Kenya region in Kenya. [Neil Palmer/CIAT]

Africa

Fighting ‘hidden hunger’ with fortified foods

by Brenda Wawa Africa Renewal

Globally, up to 2 billion people do not get enough essential vitamins and minerals from food, according to the 2018 Global Hunger Index, which tracks and measures efforts to fight hunger, indicating that many of the affected ...

January 16, 2019

United States

Students are Building Food Recovery Across the U.S.

by Food Tank foodtank.com

On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Executive Director of Food Recovery Network(FRN) Regina North...

January 15, 2019
Photo courtesy Getty Images

Global

Cutting food waste: game-changing fund opens

by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Thérèse Coffey MP UK Government Press Release

The UK government fund for food redistribution organizations aims to substantially reduce food waste from food businesses. ...

Agriculture & Nutrition

GMO cowpea: Bridging the gap between innovation and social change

January 14, 2019 by Opuah Abeikwen Cornell Alliance for Science

The pod-borer insect (maruca) is highly notorious in cowpea production, forcing farmers to spray pesticides about six to seven times within a planting season. Nigerian scientists hope a new genetically modified variety o...

January 12, 2019
Photo: Grocery retailers across the country are preparing for a potential onslaught of SNAP shoppers beginning next week, and making sure they have enough food stocked and employees on hand to handle the volume. [Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images]

United States

Billions in food stamp payments to come early because of shutdown

by Helena Bottemiller Evich Politico

The partial government shutdown, hours away from becoming the longest in U.S. history, means that millions of low-income Americans are about to get their February food stamps a few weeks early — an unprecedented payout of b...

Agriculture & Nutrition

This Bill Gates-backed start-up is fighting world hunger by making your avocados last longer

January 11, 2019 by Tom Huddleston Jr. CNBC

Apeel Sciences, a Southern California-based food technology startup that is trying to battle food waste. ...

January 11, 2019
Photo: Jackie Rallis, kitchen manager at Windham High School, shows the menu of the day: street tacos with marinated bean salad and slaw [Patty Wight/Maine Public]

United States

This Maine School Makes Nutritious Lunches So Tasty, Parents Ask For Recipes

by Patty Wight Maine Public Radio

One school in Maine serves 3,000 meals a day to students who are hungry for nutrition ...

January 11, 2019
Photo: Leftover food — several tons of it — sits piled up before being processed into “bio-slurry” at a facility in New York in August. [Steven Groves/Associated Press]

United States

Ignore the expiration date How ‘sell by’ standards promote food waste

by Amy Crawford Boston Globe

http://apps.bostonglobe.com/ideas/graphics/2018/11/the-next-bite/the-store/ Boston...

December 23, 2018
Photo by Clint Adair | Unsplash

Asia

How Blockchain Can Be Used to Address Food Security in India

by Javaid Sofi MAHB

Every night, 200 million people in India go to sleep with hungry stomachs. Ranked 105th on the 2018 hunger index, India is home to the largest undernourished population in the world. These grim statistics are counter intuitive in light of India’s s...

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