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Officials Fast to Promote Grain Conservation

World Food Day annually promotes awareness of food and agricultural issues and celebrates the work of those concerned with food security. This year, international figures recognized reducing postharvest losses as a necessary component of policymaking and action. Remarks came from leaders including Pakistani President Zardari and Kenyan Agricultural Minister Dr. Sall Kosgey. Chinese grain officials organized a nation-wide “24-hours […]

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“Water and Food Security” the Theme of 2012 World Water Week

World Water Week focused on increasing global agricultural productivity and especially the relationship between saving water and reducing PHL. Read more in an article from the Global Harvest Initiative and slides from a presentation by Dr. Julian Parfitt. http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/2012/08/water-and-food-security-the-theme-of-2012-world-water-week/ http://www.worldwaterweek.org/documents/WWW_PDF/2012/Wed/Addressing-post-harvest-losses/Julian-Parfitt.pdf

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Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill

Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill (PDF) was recently issued by the NRDC. http://www.nrdc.org/food/files/wasted-food-IP.pdf

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TNAU Gets Patent for Instant Cumbu Food

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India has developed new technology and acquired a patent for a ‘ready-to-cook Cumbu mix and food’. This technology allows millet to be processed and packaged without preservatives and also allows millet to re-enter diets, as more easily processed foods such as rice have taken over. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tnau-gets-patent-for-instant-cumbu-food/229251-60-118.html

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Don Seeks Food Waste Audit

Nigeria will audit its food loss in order to better plan food management. The government was highly influenced by issues brought forth by the FAO Global Food Losses and Food Waste document. http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/business/agriculture/25180-don-seeks-food-waste-audit.html

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