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1 in 8 Americans show signs of food addiction

1 in 8 Americans over 50 may have a food addiction to processed food – especially amongst older adults who are overweight or experiencing poor mental health or isolation.
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Repurposing food waste into sustainable alternatives

A new study highlights the incentive for food producers to repurpose food waste – by turning it into useful chemicals, sustainable fuels and more.
Towards sustainable control of plant diseases

Towards sustainable control of plant diseases

The 15th of November 2022 was an unremarkable day that may have passed many people by, but this was the day that the world population reached 8 billion people. As many as 828M of those people will go to bed hungry tonight.
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Genetically modified rice to tackle climate-induced food shortages

Genetically modified rice could be used to lessen food shortages caused by climate change, as salt tolerance allows it to grow in warmer conditions.
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The reality of the U.S approach to animal welfare

David Green, Executive Director at the U.S. Sustainability Alliance, explores the reality of U.S approaches to animal welfare.
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Conserving water is essential to feeding the world

Here, we are told by David Green, Executive Director at the U.S. Sustainability Alliance, that conserving water is essential to feeding the world.
A water treatment plant with two treatment ponds viewed from the air

Sustainable development needs eco-engineering to help solve the water-food-energy nexus

Dr Rod Coogan, Agri-Food Expert at PA Consulting argues that sustainable development needs eco-engineering to help solve the water-food-energy nexus.
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Brexit added £6 billion to UK food bills in two years

Brexit added almost £6 billion to UK food bills in the two years to the end of 2021, with the poorest households worst affected.
UK supermarket aisle full of shelves of fizzy drinks high in sugar

The UK must get serious about sugar reduction

Action on Sugar is calling for the government to start taking sugar reduction seriously for the sake of the nation's health, environment and economy,
Beautiful sunset in the area of Nalgonda, India in Andhra Pradesh - reflecting in rice patties below.

How do India’s protectionist rice export restrictions affect those in need?

Peter Bachmann, Vice President Policy & Government Affairs, at USA Rice, states that India’s protectionist rice export restrictions hurt the neediest the most.
Bakery production line with sweet cookies on conveyor belt in confectionery factory workshop, food production manufacturing

Why government must resuscitate the UK food manufacturing industry

Guy Tullberg, Managing Director of The Tracklement Company, explains why a strong supply chain is vital to meeting rising consumer demand and keeping the UK’s food manufacturing sector in business.
North America Analysis October 2022

North America Analysis October 2022

We enter Winter 2022 with our particular October volume of North America Analysis, crammed with insightful policy articles.
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A uniting point for U.S. peanut sustainability

Eric Coronel, Director of Sustainability at The American Peanut Council, highlights a uniting point for U.S. peanut sustainability.
agriculture production with man planting veggies in the soil

Soil health for sustainable agriculture

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, charts the rising importance of soil health for sustainable agriculture.
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USDA invests $2 billion in food banks and school meal programs

USDA will provide nearly $2 billion in additional funding to food banks and school meal programs for purchasing American-grown foods.
Woman wearing face mask shopping for groceries in US supermarket amidst the cost of living crisis, some empty shelves due to supply issues

The frightening cost of living in the U.S: a Price Index Review

With food and energy prices increasing exponentially, it comes as no surprise that 67% of Americans are worried about the cost of living.
Woman spraying pesticides in a field

The EU must enforce a pesticide tax

Experts warn that the EU agriculture sector is stuck in "permanent pesticide-dependence," and that major flaws exist in the current attempts to reduce the use of pesticides across the EU.
Large organic farm with horses

Should larger organic farms adopt agroecological practices?

Larger organic farms operate more like conventional farms and use fewer sustainable practices than smaller organic farms.
Bee pollinating flower

How bees can stabilise food supply and food prices

Yields of crops visited by insect pollinators like bees produce a more stable food supply and help stabilise food prices.
Scientific laboratory growing Arabidopsis plants in individual tubs

Plants produce aspirin to cope in heatwaves

With heatwaves across the globe, many are concerned about agriculture and dehydrated plants - it turns out plants produce their own aspirin.

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