As climate change heats up the air and land making them hotter and dryer, warmer nighttime temperatures make it more difficult to grow beans — a critical source of protein for populations. Researchers are working against this to build more resilient beans.
In 2020, stores sold out of garden seed, coops and rabbit cages. Meat shortages led many to wonder what to eat for protein when supply chains are disrupted and some people turned to gathering eggs, raising animals and growing their own food. A team from Michigan Tech and the University of Alaska assessed backyard protein sources: They looked at how a typical household with a typical backyard can raise chickens, rabbits or soybeans to meet its protein needs.
Diversity of children’s diets and food security improved for households after Tanzanian farmers learned about sustainable crop-growing methods, gender equity, nutrition and climate change from peer mentors.
The popular stevia sweetener comes from a tropical crop. New research is helping find the varieties that can grow in colder climates.
New collection of resources will help yam breeders and farmers
Expert available to comment on how crises like droughts and COVID-19 can disrupt food supply chains and make food crop prices skyrocket
Recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, locust infestations, drought and labour shortages have disrupted…
Rice husk residue can prevent uptake of harmful elements in rice
Recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic, locust infestations, drought and labour shortages have disrupted food supply chains, endangering food security in the process. A study published in Nature Food shows that trade restrictions and stockpiling of supplies by a few key countries could create global food price spikes and severe local food shortages during times of threat.
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the International Science Council (ISC) have drawn on the combined strengths and expertise of the two organizations to help build a sustainable post-COVID-19 world.
Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to Notre Dame researchers who studied their effects.
Second only to the spiny lobster, the queen conch is a prized delicacy long harvested for food and is revered for its beautiful shell. Conch populations have dwindled so low, creating a dire and urgent situation in ecological and economic terms. To preserve this most significant molluscan fishery in the Caribbean, the world’s leading expert on queen conch aquaculture has published an 80-page, step-by-step user manual that provides complete illustrations and photos of how to culture and restore the queen conch.
This drought and heat tolerant crop can provide nutrition, even when grown in harsh environments.
The communities of Nunatsiavut in Northern Labrador, Canada, similar to other communities across Inuit Nunangat, the homeland of Inuit, are plagued by excessive food insecurity rates, which are estimated to be five times the level of food insecurity measured for households in Canada.
After a nuclear war, wild-catch marine fisheries will not offset the loss of food grown on land, especially if widespread overfishing continues, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. But effective pre-war fisheries management would greatly boost the oceans’ potential contribution of protein and nutrients during a global food emergency, according to the study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study for the first time explored the effects of nuclear war on wild-catch marine fisheries.
Prabhu Pingali, director of the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition, has been named chair of the governing board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics.
With help from Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Buffalo City School District unveiled a new Farm to School food truck, which will bring locally-sourced hot food to inner city families.
Small-scale farmers see a path to solving global hunger over the next decade, thanks to a Cornell University-hosted project that used artificial intelligence to cull ideas from more than 500,000 scientific research articles.
Infants from households reporting very low “food security,” a measure of access to adequate and healthy meals, tend to weigh more than those from households with relatively high food security.
If plant diseases are not managed properly, our breakfast tables could be vastly different
Crop yields for apples, cherries and blueberries across the United States are being reduced by a lack of pollinators, according to Rutgers-led research, the most comprehensive study of its kind to date. Most of the world’s crops depend on honeybees and wild bees for pollination, so declines in both managed and wild bee populations raise concerns about food security, notes the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change in a new Cornell University study.
International trade can compensate for regional reductions in agricultural production and reduce hunger when protectionist measures and other barriers to trade are eliminated.
How can some of world’s biggest problems – climate change, food security and land degradation – be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Global Change Biology.
A new app widget provides citizens with an opportunity to get involved in one of the world’s most challenging problems: how to provide enough, high quality, nutritious food to the ever expanding global population.
Potassium fertilization effects on quality, economics, and yield in pear orchard
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish at Mississippi State University is awarding $5.7 million in grants to develop innovative approaches for helping solve hunger affecting more than 800 million people worldwide.
Beneficial bacteria in reused poultry litter can reduce Salmonella levels
Smallholder farms supply majority of world’s food supply but still face poverty.
Saline soils near the Salt River led to many challenges for North American group
Even before COVID-19, many adults over 50 lacked stable food supply and didn’t use available assistance, poll finds
Even before the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the nation’s food supply and economy, one in seven adults between the ages of 50 and 80 already had trouble getting enough food because of cost or other issues, a new poll finds.
Using technology makes the best out of every drop
Saltwater intrusion means farmers must adapt their management practices.
The effects of Brexit on different food types and what this will mean for families has been measured by research from the University of Warwick.
Patience is a virtue for on-farm flood recovery
Aphea.Bio has joined the International Phytobiomes Alliance as a sponsoring partner, both organizations announce today
Every action counts – no food is impact-free.
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center today announced the preliminary lineup of presentations and panel discussions by innovative thinkers for AgTech NEXT, the bold new food and agtech innovation summit will be held May 4 – 6, 2020 at the Danforth Center in St. Louis, MO.
A new report from researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) reveals for the first time the unseen—and somewhat surprising—benefits that people receive from the ocean’s twilight zone. Also known as the “mesopelagic,” this is the ocean layer just beyond the sunlit surface.
A new $2.5 million grant will help an interdisciplinary team of researchers analyze innovative approaches to improving urban sustainability. The team will study various approaches to bolstering local food production in Des Moines and the surrounding area and how those approaches could affect nutrition, waste and environmental impacts.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 15, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Pamela McElwee is available…
Unmanned aerial vehicles provide reliable, accurate data to growers.
Study investigates effects of irrigation management on yield and profit
Spark conversation with fun facts about Thanksgiving foods!
Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is employing machine learning, librarian expertise and cutting-edge research analysis to use existing knowledge to help eliminate hunger by 2030.
Advances in technology allow for baling larger amounts of hay, faster
Agronomists, crop and soil scientists from around the world to meet in San Antonio
Study assembles canola root’s dose-response curves for nitrogen sources
New Brunswick, N.J. (Aug. 8, 2019) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor Pamela McElwee is available…