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  • crops
  • More people are relying on "a short list of major food crops," such as wheat, corn and soy, dairy and meat, the lead researcher, Colin Khoury, said in a news release. (latimes.com)
  • These foods are critical for combating world hunger, but relying on a global diet of such limited diversity obligates us to bolster the nutritional quality of the major crops. (latimes.com)
  • The total supply has increased, with animal foods becoming "increasingly important in contribution to protein and oil crops dominating fat food supplies. (latimes.com)
  • The lessening of diversity of food crops also makes the food supply more vulnerable to drought, insects or disease, Khoury said, adding that that was a lesson taught by the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. (latimes.com)
  • In some parts of the world, Asia and Africa in particular, the diversity of food crops has grown, as staples such as wheat and potatoes have gained importance, the researchers said. (latimes.com)
  • International development nation agencies believe that breeding new crops is important for ensuring food security by developing new varieties that are higher-yielding, disease resistant, drought-resistant or regionally adapted to different environments and growing conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Africa
  • The number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa facing exceptional food emergencies has climbed to 17 - up four from the 13 reported at the end of 1996 - according to a special FAO report released in early May. (fao.org)
  • But the food supply outlook for the region as a whole has generally improved, as a result of good harvests in western Africa and favourable prospects in southern Africa. (fao.org)
  • The planned large-scale repatriation of the estimated 80 000 refugees by relief agencies has run into serious difficulties due to cholera outbreaks, delays in securing necessary clearances and the looting of relief food supplies by the local populations,' according to the quarterly report Food Supply Situation and Crop Prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. (fao.org)
  • In eastern Africa, poor harvests caused by drought, particularly in Eritrea and parts of Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, have led to serious food supply difficulties. (fao.org)
  • And in western Africa, despite a satisfactory food supply situation in most countries, thanks to average and above-average harvests gathered in late 1996, Liberia and Sierra Leone continue to rely mostly on food assistance to meet their needs. (fao.org)
  • Estimated 1997 food aid needs of sub-Saharan Africa - still high at nearly 2 million tonnes - are lower than last year, reflecting the favourable harvests in western Africa and southern Africa's optimistic outlook. (fao.org)
  • Adequate contingency planning is needed to avert a possible disaster in eastern Africa should the main rains currently in progress turn out to be insufficient for normal food production. (fao.org)
  • Donor support for FAO's Special Programme for Food Security is needed to allow the low-income food-deficit countries in sub-Saharan Africa to improve their food security by increasing and stabilizing their food production. (fao.org)
  • Adesina said the variety of foods being produced in Africa, often on the same farm -- with maize, groundnuts, rice, cowpea and sweet potato all grown in a cycle -- served as an important insurance that must be maintained however possible. (reuters.com)
  • Citing figures from the International Food Policy Research Institute, the expert said that Africa will need $32 billion to $39 billion annually to achieve an agricultural transformation -- not including infrastructure costs. (reuters.com)
  • Africa, for the most part, has not yet had a green revolution and so it plays a small role in the overall world food supply, although certainly an important one for Africans. (eurekalert.org)
  • The participants of the course (mid-career professionals in agri-food sectors in Africa and Asia) will also be participating in the event. (wur.nl)
  • quantities of food
  • The Navy sent her to the Kawasaki Shipbuilding Yard where she was fitted with facilities for carrying enough food for 18,000 men over three weeks, and kitchens to produce large quantities of food including yōkan, manjū, tofu, and konyaku. (wikipedia.org)
  • producers
  • Food producers in the affected states are already starting to lay off workers , and prices for meat and eggs are already starting to rise. (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
  • More in general, a food supply chain can be defined as "short" when it is characterized by short distance or few intermediaries between producers and consumers. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the proximate short food supply chains producers are not necessarily managing product distribution (as in the case of consumers' cooperatives). (wikipedia.org)
  • In the extended short food supply chains, although geographical distances between producers and consumers may be long, consumers are aware of the identity of the producers and of the products (such as in the case of fair trade and protected denominations of origin). (wikipedia.org)
  • Here we ask questions such as: what are the opportunities for supply in urban contexts, how can innovative business models be designed and smart linkages made between producers and retailers of food? (wur.nl)
  • grown
  • Researchers report that as the world population increases and food demand has grown, globalization of trade has made the food supply more sensitive to environmental and market fluctuations. (phys.org)
  • In the last 50 years, what's on dinner plates has grown more similar the world over - with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security, researchers said Monday. (latimes.com)
  • Public health is committed to protecting foods that are grown, manufactured and distributed in the commonwealth," said William Hacker, M.D., DPH commissioner. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Kentucky is a leader in assembling this statewide voluntary educational program, to help further assure the safety of our grown food. (emaxhealth.com)
  • developing world
  • Wheat, rice and maize prices have fallen sharply from their 2008 highs, when protests broke out across the developing world over unaffordable staple foods and countries imposed export bans to ensure their people had enough to eat. (reuters.com)
  • Factors driving the changes include rising incomes in the developing world, leading to greater consumption of animal products, moves to urban areas where fast food is plentiful, and multinational food companies marketing their products, the researchers said. (latimes.com)
  • farmers
  • SFSCs were originally identified as examples of "resistance" of farmers to modernization of the food system, characterized by the development of supply chains based on long-distance trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • DPH follows GAPS, best practice guidelines designed by the produce industry, to help farmers apply food safety controls that, if implemented, can significantly reduce the risk of product contamination. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Expectations are high that most - if not all - of our farmers' markets vendors will eventually have signed on to complete this valuable food-safely training and on-farm GAPS assessment," said Guy Delius, acting director of the public health protection and safety division. (emaxhealth.com)
  • Initially early farmers simply selected food plants with particular desirable characteristics, and employed these as progenitors for subsequent generations, resulting in an accumulation of valuable traits over time. (wikipedia.org)
  • security
  • Low-income food-deficit countries in the region will need to take urgent action to step up their food production if they are to safeguard the long-term food security of their populations. (fao.org)
  • Global grain reserves may be replenished for the time being, but global food security remains a goal, not a reality. (reuters.com)
  • Food security refers to the availability of food and one's access to it. (phys.org)
  • Worldwide around 852 million people are chronically hungry due to extreme poverty, while up to 2 billion people lack food security intermittently due to varying degrees of poverty (source: FAO, 2003). (phys.org)
  • Food security is a complex topic, standing at the intersection of many disciplines. (phys.org)
  • Against the background of these developments, achieving urban food and nutrition security calls for integrated and innovative solutions. (wur.nl)
  • The objective is to highlight the urgency for integrated research and policy for urban food and nutrition security. (wur.nl)
  • This seminar is an integral part of CDI's short course Market Access for Food Security . (wur.nl)
  • Rising energy prices influence food security, with a correlation between food price and oil price that has become stronger over time, first increasing food production costs, and later by encouraging the diversion of food stocks into biofuel production. (slashdot.org)
  • It is supported by the State Council Logistics Base, Central Security Bureau farms, and supply bases spread over all 13 provinces, municipalities directly under central government control and autonomous regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • production
  • Other troublespots in the Great Lakes Region include Burundi and Rwanda, where food production remains below pre-civil strife levels and one-third of the population needs food assistance. (fao.org)
  • Food production on a massive, corporate level has taken over the natural farming practices that thrived for hundreds of years. (mercola.com)
  • Problems with food supply in the Russian Empire did not so much arise from a fall in production, which undoubtedly there was, but rather as regards how grain was transported to the cities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Food Supply and Production. (wikipedia.org)
  • In food production, liquid cis-unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils are hydrogenated to produce saturated fats, which have more desirable physical properties, e.g. they melt at a desirable temperature (30-40 °C). Partial hydrogenation of the unsaturated fat converts some of the cis double bonds into trans double bonds by an isomerization reaction with the catalyst used for the hydrogenation, which yields a trans fat. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluctuations
  • These fluctuations matter more now, because governments are storing less food and consumer demand is changing, say Rosamond Naylor and Walter Falcon, two economists at Stanford's Institute for International Studies. (eurekalert.org)
  • ingredients
  • Olesen & Co. is a worldwide gloval manufacturer and distributor of ingredients for the animal feed, food and pharmaceutical industries based in Copenhagen, Denmark. (wikipedia.org)
  • Olesen & Co. A/S distributes ingredients for animal feed, food and the pharmaceutical industries such as vitamins, amino acids, minerals and antioxidents. (wikipedia.org)
  • economic
  • Current insights will be presented on the challenges faced by urban citizens to get physical, social and economic access at all times to food, which is safe and consumed in sufficient quantity and quality to meet their dietary needs and food preferences, supported by a safe living environment allowing for a healthy and active life. (wur.nl)
  • look
  • Look at our food supply in Canada and the United States since they were established 200-300 years ago until they started to turn into this intensive industrial farming. (mercola.com)
  • The UK's Government Office of Science has released a report titled ' The Future of Food and Farming ' which takes a look at, among other related concerns, how to continue to feed a global population that is on pace to reach 9 billion by the year 2050. (slashdot.org)
  • ensure
  • The IFIS monitors food imported into Australia to ensure it meets Australian requirements for public health and safety and is compliant with the Code. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • The Special Council on Food Supply was a governmental agency established by the Imperial Russian Government in 1915 during the First World War to ensure adequate supplies of food. (wikipedia.org)
  • time
  • The truly frightening thing is that this bird flu pandemic is coming at a time when the U.S. food supply is already under an unprecedented assault. (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
  • Any disruption to farm supplies may precipitate a uniquely urban food crisis in a relatively short time. (phys.org)
  • But at the same time, there has been "a decline in the total number of plant species upon which humans depend for food. (latimes.com)
  • The Royal Commission on the Supply of Food and Raw Materials in Time of War was established in April 1903 by Arthur Balfour's Unionist government and submitted its final report in 1905. (wikipedia.org)
  • On 16 June 2015, the FDA finalized its determination that trans fats are not generally recognized as safe, and set a three-year time limit for their removal from all processed foods. (wikipedia.org)
  • vegetable
  • Trans fat, or trans-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in small amounts in nature, but became widely produced industrially from vegetable fats for use in margarine, snack food, packaged baked goods, and frying fast food starting in the 1950s. (wikipedia.org)
  • secure
  • The global food supply remains far from secure," Adesina told the U.N. Conference and Trade and Development (UNCTAD). (reuters.com)
  • A household is considered food secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation. (phys.org)
  • This seminar on the 19th of January will focus on smart solutions to secure urban food supply. (wur.nl)
  • safety
  • Through the Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS) program, we are able to work directly with the agricultural community on food safety issues. (emaxhealth.com)
  • system
  • The global food aid availability, which in recent years has been on a downward trend, is unlikely to improve in the coming years,' warned Abdur Rashid, chief of FAO's Global Information and Early Warning System, which published the report. (fao.org)
  • Those of you who are new to the natural health scene may find it surprising that the modern food system is in danger of collapsing. (mercola.com)
  • The food system began its dramatic decline the second the world turned away from the farming practices of our ancestors, and began to attempt to outdo nature with technology. (mercola.com)
  • All corporations and centers that pass this supply system process are periodically reevaluated, and if their standards do not remain of the highest caliber they are excluded. (wikipedia.org)
  • issues
  • In this second interview, Dr. Chopra shares his knowledge about food issues that affect every single one of us. (mercola.com)
  • However, Dr. Chopra is also very knowledgeable and passionate about the issues threatening the food supply, and his sentiments echo my own very closely. (mercola.com)
  • FSANZ may also undertake surveys as part of our work on the Code, for example when we develop food additive standards or in response to emerging issues and national food incidents. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • already
  • If the world gets two or three bad grain crop years in a row, they say, the poorest people, who already spend much of their income on food, will get hurt the most. (eurekalert.org)
  • national
  • It was a collaborative organ of the State Council Veteran Cadre Activities Center National Organic Produce Supply. (wikipedia.org)
  • Australian
  • Another way FSANZ monitors Australia's food supply is through the Australian Total Diet Study (ATDS). (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • The ATDS, formerly known as the Australian Market Basket Survey (AMBS), looks at consumers' dietary exposure to a range of pesticide residues, contaminants and other substances found in food. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • Other Australian food regulatory agencies undertake regular monitoring activities that may inform FSANZ's standards setting process. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • Between wars, Duquesne served as an adviser on big game hunting to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, as a publicist in the movie business, as a journalist, as a fictional Australian war hero, and as head of the New Food Society in New York. (wikipedia.org)
  • situation
  • The food situation is particularly grave in eastern Zaire, where Rwandan refugees are dying of starvation and disease in large numbers. (fao.org)
  • Food situation of the United Kingdom. (wikipedia.org)
  • data
  • FSANZ also collects food surveillance data, including the results of general compliance testing and targeted surveys conducted in jurisdictions from public health units across Australia and New Zealand. (foodstandards.gov.au)
  • 1985
  • The Food Security Act of 1985 introduced this requirement by allowing "cooperating sponsors" to cover administrative costs through the sale of United States in-kind food donations. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1985, Borlaug met with the chief executive of General Foods Corporation, James Fergusen. (wikipedia.org)
  • solely
  • Monetization of food aid is almost solely a practice of the United States and U.S.-based NGOs. (wikipedia.org)
  • This prize was funded solely by the General Foods Fund for the first four years of its existence, and partially funded by the General Foods Fund and other contributors in the fifth year. (wikipedia.org)
  • provide
  • Beaver dams are dams built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Food Programme and European donors have discontinued most programs that provide food for monetization, while the United States government requires monetization by law. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • However, no sound scientific evidence exists to support claims that certain foods or beverages lead to fussiness in infants, according to Gina Neill, a Loyola University Health System registered dietitian. (newswise.com)
  • However, a nursing mom's food and beverage intake does not have to be as regimented as you might think. (newswise.com)
  • However, they were forced to buy food and personal supplies such as toothpaste and shampoo at inflated prices from the employers residing at the complex who operated sundries in the garages. (wikipedia.org)
  • several
  • In its heyday it was the home of many eminent scholars, supplied several Provincial superiors of the Order in England, and was repeatedly host to the provincial chapters of the Order. (wikipedia.org)
  • near
  • infection can follow eating food or breathing air near an episode of vomiting, even if cleaned up. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Food Prize laureates are formally honoured at the World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony annually on or near the World Food Day (16 October). (wikipedia.org)
  • delivery
  • Meanwhile, the Allied supply system grappled with the problems of terrain and climate, particularly inclement weather and rough monsoonal seas that hampered and occasionally prevented delivery of supplies by sea. (wikipedia.org)
  • away
  • This supply was later diverted away from the Shaw Syke in 1602 and within two years Booth surrendered ownership of 'Over and Nether Shaw' to the use of Simon Bynnes of Broadbottom. (wikipedia.org)
  • This reduced food stocks available to the Japanese, and also drove away the native carriers that the Japanese depended on to carry their supplies up from the coast. (wikipedia.org)
  • funds
  • The funds supported a renewed fundraising campaign to transform the historic and former central Des Moines Public Library building into a public museum, the Hall of Laureates, to honor Norman Borlaug and the work of the World Food Prize laureates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Local
  • Monetization of U.S. in-kind food aid is the sale of food commodities purchased in and shipped from the United States and sold for local currency in a recipient country by "cooperating sponsors", which are typically U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or recipient governments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Case
  • In the case of the monetization of U.S. food aid, the U.S. provides food commodities for free or under favorable terms to a cooperating sponsor, which could be a recipient country's government or an NGO working there. (wikipedia.org)
  • development
  • Second, Title II food aid is used by a CS [cooperating sponsor] to generate foreign currency to support development activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • The United States reinforced its dedication to food aid and monetization for nonemergency development through the 2008 Farm Bill. (wikipedia.org)
  • The World Food Prize is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. (wikipedia.org)