Category Archives: Food & Nutrition

Feeding the world’s growing population: how to solve the food crisis

The Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail has recently published a piece that looks at the question: “How do we feed seven billion people – and counting?” This question was posed to 18 of the world’s foremost thinkers on food … Continue reading

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Econutrition: integrating food-based human nutrition with ecology and agrodiversity

Our readers will be happy to know that the Food and Nutrition Bulletin  has just released a supplement titled: Econutrition: integrating food-based human nutrition with ecology and agrodiversity Food & Nutrition Bulletin Volume 32,   Supplement 1, March 2011 The full-text … Continue reading

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The Economist: special report on feeding the world.

Inside the 26th February issue of The Economist our readers will find a 14 page special report on the future of food. The report: “The 9 billion-people question“ tells us that the world’s population will grow from the almost 7 … Continue reading

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New research papers focus on agricultural biodiversity and cacao improvement

Our readers will be happy to know that two open access research papers authored by our scientists have recently been published: Agricultural biodiversity is essential for a sustainable improvement in food and nutrition security. Frison, E.A.; Cherfas, J.; Hodgkin, T.  … Continue reading

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New IFPRI publication examines links between agriculture, nutrition and health

Interested in exploring the links between agriculture, nutrition and health? Then you will be happy to know that the latest International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has just released a publication that discusses  just this. The publication “Agriculture, nutrition, health: … Continue reading

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The New Scientist article: How to feed 9 billion people in 2050

The New Scientist, Volume 209, Issue 2795, 15 January 2011, Page 6 Upfront How to feed 9 billion people in 2050 Available online 14 January 2011.  Earth’s future inhabitants need not starve in order to preserve the environment, according to … Continue reading

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New series: Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity

Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity is the new series that has recently been published by Earthscan in association with Bioversity International. The aim of the series is to review the current state of knowledge in topical issues in agricultural biodiversity, to … Continue reading

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