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
University of Minnesota researchers are working with a team of experts from the U.S., Indonesia and Bangladesh to make a genetically-modified potato. Researchers from the U.S., Indonesia and Bangladesh are embracing genetic engineering in hopes of increasing food security. The team is creating a genetically-engineered potato to fight the late blight disease that caused the 19th-century Irish… Read more
12 March 2018
This time last year, Bugsolutely founder Massimo Reverberi provided us with a comprehensive assessment of the legal status of edible insects. Revising the topic 12 months on, he has found some significant changes. Read more. Read more
By Amruta Byatnal19 February 2018
Dr Marie T. Ruel, the director of the poverty, health and nutrition division at IFPRI, talks to Malnutrition Deeply about how future nutrition efforts can make sure no one is left behind. MARIE T. RUEL, the director of the poverty, health and nutrition division of the International Food Policy Research Institute, believes the nutrition community cannot afford to ignore… Read more
By Amruta Byatnal14 February 2018
Women in the developing world are increasingly suffering from obesity. Experts aren’t exactly sure why – or what to do about it. One in three people in the world are overweight or obese, but in the developing wo, ld women are disproportionately affected, causing diet-related diseases and, in some cases, maternal and infant deaths. In African countries including Ghana, Kenya, Niger… Read more
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