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Category archives for: Food security

Plastics found in stomachs of deepest sea creatures

Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been found with plastic in their stomachs, confirming fears that manmade fibres have contaminated the most remote places on the planet. The study, led by academics at Newcastle University, found animals from trenches across the Pacific Ocean were contaminated with fibres that probably originated from plastic bottles, […]

Assumed safety of pesticide use is false, says top government scientist

Damning assessment by one of the UK’s chief scientific advisers says global regulations have ignored the impacts of ‘dosing whole landscapes’ and must change. The assumption by regulators around the world that it is safe to use pesticides at industrial scales across landscapes is false, according to a chief scientific adviser to the UK government. […]

Can Congolese Agriculture Fight Future Famines?

Solange, a 34-year-old mother, feeds her six children by selling peanuts in the streets of Goma, in the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. She travels one-and-a-half hours each way from her rural village in the outskirts of the city, hoping that she’ll go back home with an empty basket that night. On many […]

Global food security: could wheat feed the world?

How did the international wheat yield partnership come about? Launched at the Borlaug summit on wheat for food security, held in Mexico on 25 March, the international wheat yield partnership was formed to address rising demand for wheat around the world. The partnership builds on committments made by agriculture ministers from the G20 nations in 2011 to co-ordinate worldwide research efforts in wheat genetics, genomics, physiology, […]

Food Security Need Importance

“Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life” (World Food Summit, 1996) Millennium Development Goals first goal is to eradicate hunger and poverty and every body around the world […]

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