Tag Archives: food quality

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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Revisiting the “eat local” Idea

Originally posted on Thought + Food:
I just came across this review of a book called “The Locavore’s Delusion”, and yes, it is a nod to that other book, in case you were wondering! The authors of the book tried to…

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Rising levels of CO2 could exacerbate malnutrition

Originally posted on The Plantwise Blog:
Wheat field © Lauren Tucker New research suggests that rising levels of carbon dioxide will not only have a devastating effect on our climate but will lower the nutritional value of many staple crops,…

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What Is “Natural”?

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
If you enter a grocery store and see an item claiming to be “100% natural”, what associations do you make? Would you assume it’s less processed? Healthier? Possibly even organic? At least if…

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It’s not natural! Intensive farming, synthetic food and synthetic genes

Is it natural? Whatever ‘it’ might be. We live in a world where genes are synthesised routinely and synthetic food isn’t far away. I don’t think there’s much point even asking about ‘natural’ any more. The US Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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New rice in Tanzania to boost production

In Eastern and Southern Africa, people want rice to be more productive. People want the grain to store well, too, and people want it to taste good. Here’s some science about rice breeding to improve African productivity. The International Rice … Continue reading

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Labels Unveiled: Grass-Fed and Pasture-Raised

Originally posted on Food (Policy) For Thought:
Continuing with our mini-series, after our first installment, let’s turn to a buzzword that has gotten a lot of attention in the last years: grass-fed and/or pasture-raised animal products. What is the label’s…

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