Global

26 March 2019
Working even a small amount of mushrooms into a diet could potentially lower risk of mild cognitive impairment – a typical precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. That’s the finding of a new observational study that tracked outcomes in a group of seniors 60 and older for six years. Mushrooms are a long-time target of health research, with nutritional profiles brimming with… Read more
16 February 2019
On the eve of the presidential debate on energy, infrastructure, and environment, our thoughts turn to Indonesia’s future on these vital and related issues. What forms of energy will our country use in the future: solar or coal? Will our roads and ports be climate-smart and resilient? Will we protect and restore our cherished natural environment, the only one we have? We note with gratitude… Read more
3 December 2018
Obesity affects millions of people, and several billion suffer from diseases caused by vitamin- or mineral-deficient diets, known as micronutrient deficiencies, according to the UN agriculture chief, who called on Monday for “transformative changes” to our food systems. "The coexistence of undernutrition, obesity and micronutrient deficiencies - what we know as the triple burden of… Read more
4 September 2018
PRESS RELEASE The Future Food-Tech summit (London, October 18-19, 2018) has revealed the 13 international start-ups who have been selected to showcase their technologies and breakthrough innovations at the summit.From the acclaimed Technology Showcase pitching sessions to the TechHub networking area and exclusive Food Experiences, the event is vital for the investors and global food… Read more
18 September 2018
The consumption of foods with higher scores on the British Food Standards Agency nutrient profiling system (FSAm-NPS), reflecting a lower nutritional quality, is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Mélanie Deschasaux of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM… Read more
17 August 2018
New Australian research has found that a diet high in healthy food such as vegetables, fish, and legumes could reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). The new study, by researchers at Curtin University along with the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University in Canberra, set out to investigate possible links between dietary habits and the risk of a first… Read more
27 July 2018
Significantly more investment is needed to lift hundreds of millions of rural poor out of poverty and make agriculture environmentally sustainable, according to Rob Vos, director of the markets, trade and institutions division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). With a growing world population, hunger and under-nutrition are on the rise, and governments are looking for… Read more
2 July 2018
Food security issues in Indonesia are quite complex, not only because they have far-reaching effects on the individual, household, nation and world, but also because the issues range from food availability and accessibility to price stability. At the global level, Indonesia ranks 69 among 113 countries in the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) published... Read more Read more
23 May 2018
Agriculture is critical for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) notes, “From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture lie at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.” For many, the answer to poverty and hunger is to accelerate economic growth, presuming that a… Read more
2 April 2018
Marine scientist Edward Allison says his research shows that in some developing countries, fish farming is not benefiting nutritionally vulnerable communities. That has triggered a backlash from other researchers and the aquaculture industry. The aquaculture industry has become a major player in the global seafood market. To some researchers, this seems like the promising advancement of… Read more
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