26 January 2018
Save the Children vice president of health and nutrition Robert Clay and nutrition director Habtamu Fekadu say donors’ preference to fund emergencies over long-term development work thwarts sustainable development. IT’S EASIER TO raise money for emergencies than for long-term development work in the nutrition sector in fragile countries, according to Save the Children executives. Vice president of health and nutrition Robert Clay and nutrition director Habtamu Fekadu say the… Read more
By Indra Balaratnam13 February 2018
Our bodily functions, from metabolism and immune system to reproduction and more, runs on a unique operating system called hormones. Our hormonal balance can go awry because of illness, disease, poor nutrition, and lifestyle habits. Similarly, adopting a healthier lifestyle and diet practices can help to maintain good health, according to researchers. LEPTIN & GHRELIN These are the hormones responsible for regulating your eating. Leptin is made of fat cells and its function is to… Read more
12 February 2018
ATLANTA — Zashe Cockett-Demings pulled out a small box of worms. She stood in front of 20 students in the outdoor courtyard of Clarkston High School near Atlanta. Raised planting beds were scattered around the courtyard, filled with rosemary, oregano, and other herbs. Cabbages and onions poked up above the dirt near a sundial. “We’re going to make a worm bed,” she told the students, who laughed and pretended disgust but were nevertheless interested. “Worms are really important to… Read more
Thanks to its highly nutritional make-up and diverse preparation possibilities, tempe is being hailed as Indonesia’s “gift to the world”. At the 2017 edition of Ubud Food Festival held in May, fermentation was one of the hottest topics. From festival-goers attending the soldout masterclass of Wild Fermentation with Locavore’s LocaLAB, to the standing-room-only crowd that gathered for chef Ragil Imam Wibowo of Nusa restaurant’s cooking demonstration of Indonesia’s… Read more
By Massimo Reverberi1 January 2018
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Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But in a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing. Globally, farmers… Read more
By Katy Askew3 January 2018
Food Navigator looks at five mega-trends that are set to influence the future of innovation in the food sector. Read more here. Read more
13 October 2017
Asia and the Pacific is the world’s largest food market. By 2030 it will likely account for half the global increase in annual beef and poultry consumption.Source: Asia’s Future Farms Globally, 815 million people went to bed unfed or half-fed in 2016, compared to 777 million the year before. If unchecked, this trend could cause a mass exodus of rural populations to urban areas.Source: The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 By 2030, there could… Read more
7 November 2017
IFAD president Gilbert Houngbo makes the case for a ‘rural transformation’ backed by affordable technology. Gilbert Houngbo took over the presidency of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in April this year, following posts with other UN agencies and a four-year term as prime minister of Togo. At the UK parliament last week (October 31), the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture hosted Houngbo for a talk on how IFAD is supporting rural communities… Read more
15 September 2017
MANILA, Philippines – Ideas to recycle waste products and promote agriculture – these were just some of the concepts pitched by finalists in the environment and climate change category of the 2017 HackSociety semi-final round held on Friday, September 15. Four teams pitched their ideas on the second day of the hackathon that aimed to crowdsource innovative solutions to some of the world's pressing problems. Here are their ideas for sustainable consumption and promoting a zero-waste… Read more
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