Quinoa has become a super popular food in recent years, but it turns out this humble grain could be a key to addressing world hunger. Now we just need Bolivia to share!
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How could you influence the global food crisis as President for a day? Action Aid, a global non-profit determined to end poverty, wants you to find out.
World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice and maize yields around the world, global wheat production dropped substantially enough to bring total grain output to just below 2008 levels.
This Earth Day, Nourishing the Planet offers 15 solutions to guide farmers, scientists, politicians, agribusinesses and aid agencies as they commit to promoting a healthier environment and a more food-secure future.
These days, living in a global village of sorts, we can easily take for granted the wide variety of foods we have access to and relatively low food prices. However, as the United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog (USAFLPB) notes, global food supply may be approaching its limit, we are currently seeing considerable price increases, and we could see much more in the future.
According to Ellen Gustafson of the 30 Project, the last thirty years have seen enormous changes in our food and agricultural systems, such as the consolidation of agriculture in the United States and abroad and the move towards highly-refined, processed food as the bulk of our diets. The 30 Project is based on an interesting […]
In a meeting to discuss food security, the head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Jacques Diouf announced another 40 million people globally were pushed into hunger in 2008. As population estimates project there will be nine billion people on the planet in 2050, Diouf says food production must double in order to address […]