Archive for May, 2014

  • Joint action needed to tackle massive global food losses

    Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

    Tackling the world’s massive food loss problem is a key to reducing hunger and poverty, but governments and companies must step up their collaboration on the issue, an international congress on food losses and waste heard today.
    Speaking at the 2nd SAVE FOOD International Congress in Düsseldorf, FAO Assistant Director-General Ren Wang underlined that effective coordination [...]

  • Can We Feed the World Using Foley’s Five Steps?

    Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

    Using the National Geographic platform, author Jonathon Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota, offers a five-step plan to feed the world.
    Foley says the debate over how to address the global food challenge has become polarized, pitting conventional ag and global commerce against local food systems and organic [...]

  • Agriculture at top of global agenda

    Thursday, May 1st, 2014

    At some moments in the discussion of the next set of global development goals, the conversations have seemed at risk of leaving out the most basic human needs. However, it seems clear now that agriculture and food will make the top of the list for the United Nations.
    The co-chairs of the United Nations discussion of [...]