Tag Archives: food loss

Owen Paterson wants Roundup Ready crops in England

Helen Wallace at GeneWatch UK tells us that a committee within our UK Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA, headed by Owen Paterson), hopes to see Roundup Ready crops on English farms. Those are genetically modified (GM, genetically … Continue reading

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Call for articles: Nutritional values and family farming

Originally posted on AGRICULTURE BLOG…..:
Farming Matters | 30.2 | June 2014 We are told of the great advances that have been made in ‘modern’ agriculture in the last 60 years. Yet there are more hungry and malnourished people on…

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Consultation on Food Losses and Waste

Originally posted on Food Governance:
The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) has launched a consultation on the draft of the study: Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems. The draft study can…

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Xmas-time news! :)

Originally posted on Passion in Food and Field:
Hey dear readers! 🙂 If you’re already full of meat and sweets and fish and wine and… the Christmas binge in general, come and nourish your brain now for a little bit…

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2013 State of Food Insecurity in the World

Originally posted on One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?:
The 2013 UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, was launched recently, which summarises the number and location of people suffering chronic…

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Reducing food waste: more than just cleaning your plate‏

Food waste is wasteful. It offends me whenever I see it. I grew up with parents who’d lived in England through the 2nd World War. They’d known ration books. We learned ‘waste not, want not.’ I learned to ‘have eyes … Continue reading

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Reducing food loss and waste

The World Resources Institute (WRI) tackles the big stuff ‘at the intersection of environment and human needs.’ My word, that’s big. Today I’m thinking about one of WRI’s topics, the titchy little matter of food loss and waste. This not-for-profit … Continue reading

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