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Coverage of food security since March 26, 2021.

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Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture

"...One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth study, "Cross-national analysis of food security drivers: comparing results based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale and Global Food Security Index," was recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Food Security..."

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Flashfood app helps reduce food wastage

"...A new shopping app offers a way to save money and reduce wasting food. It's getting a seal of approval from one food security organization. NTV's Beth Penney reports..."

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Agricultural trade across US states can mitigate economic impacts of climate change

"...URBANA, Ill. - Agricultural producers deal firsthand with changing weather conditions, and extreme events such as drought or flooding can impact their productivity and profit. Climate change models project such events will occur more often in the future..."

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North Island-Powell River MP introduces bill to combat food waste

"...“This bill is an opportunity to examine our food system, stop the overproduction of unhealthy foods flooding the market, and ensure that excess healthy fresh food is available for all,” said Maurita Prato, Lush Valley executive director. “This examination of food waste in our food system will decrease methane production, support food security and move our food system towards a more sustainable future. ”..."

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Victoria shovels free home-made compost out to gardeners

"...Ideal for prepping food gardens, the compost, mulch and wood chips will be at city parks for pick up Zoe Ducklow, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterApr. 12, 2021 5:00 p. m..."

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Suspicion of ‘fake news media' makes rally uncomfortable for Salmon Arm event photographer

"...Photographer Kristal Burgess said at one point she counted about 350 people in attendance at the Rally For Food Security at Blackburn Park on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)..."

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More work needed to support Inuit fight COVID-19: PM

"...Trudeau says more work is needed to close the gaps in food security, housing and health care that Inuit face..."

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Aquatic biodiversity key to sustainable, nutrient-rich diets

"...Seafood is a pillar of global food security--long recognized for its protein content. But research is highlighting a critical new link between the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems and the micronutrient-rich seafood diets that help combat micronutrient deficiencies, or 'hidden hunger', in vulnerable populations..."

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Evening of HOPE

"...Join with households all across Canada to support clean water, food security and livelihood initiatives for people overlooked and unseen facing extreme poverty around the globe. From the comfort of your living room enjoy a live documentary film premiere, VIP packages and online auction. For 60 minutes be part of compassion in action and spark… Full details →..."

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Fernie Food Action Strategy makes recommendations on food security

"...Community gardens are an ideal way to improve food security according to the Fernie Food Action Strategy. (Contributed)..."

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Shining, colored LED lighting on microalgae for next-generation biofuel

"...WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021 -- As ethanol, biodiesel, and other biofuels continue to present challenges, such as competing with food security or lacking the technology for more efficient and low-cost production, microalgae are gaining momentum as a biofuel energy crop..."

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Contributing to Nuu-chah-nulth Rights Based Five Nations Fishery

"...We’ve worked alongside Ha’oom and the Five Nations’ fishery since 2017. Together, we work to ensure that all federal fisheries data standards are met and that the local monitoring program is developed in a way that is considerate of the culture and goals of the five participating Nations. Community fisheries such as this are vital for food security, our cultural connection to the sea, and supporting rural and remote economies..."

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Jobs in food security

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Community Food Security Coordinator - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Working with the community and GWFC to identify food security needs and issues, providing support and facilitation to increase skills and capacities of residents and organizations to plan and implement community food security and food sovereignty projects and initiatives..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention food security.

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RealAg LIVE! with Alanna Koch on leading in agriculture

Duration: 32:37

"...When your family is heavily involved with agriculture and politics, you’re sure to have some involvement in either of those areas, or for our guest today, a combination of the two..."

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Exemptions, ethanol, food security, and farm labour: Rood's top questions for the ag minister

Duration: 13:44

"...It won’t be long before the Government of Canada returns to the house, even if it is virtually..."

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RealAg Radio, Dec 29: Recapping the beginning of the pandemic, food security, and meat packing plants

Duration: 54:54

"...Welcome to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! We’re getting ever closer to the end of the year and we’re continuing with our best of the year week, focusing on March, April, and May..."

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Food security, protein processing, and boutique markets ? a LIVE! with Jared Carlberg

Duration: 36:40

"...How has the protein supply chain changed in the last while, and how has COVID-19 changed things from March until now? What economic principles drive those price fluctuations that you might see in the grocery store? And why aren?t there more federally inspected processing plants? It?s time to talk livestock processing capacity challenges and opportunities. ..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about food security.

Event: Unprecedented Foresight - Improving Climate Security Risk Assessments in the Biden Admin

"...Caitlin Welsh, Director, Global Food Security Program, CSIS; former director of global economic engagement at the National Security Council and National Economic Council ..."

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What's happening at #Innovate4Climate 2019: Finding ways to accelerate energy storage solutions

"...This year’s Innovate4climate (I4C) will have a priority focus on battery storage, helping to identify ways to overcome the technology, policy and financing barriers to deploy batteries widely and close the energy storage gap..."

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Sustainable Ocean Economy | Virtual Ocean Dialogues

"...The unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic – with impacts on ports, industries and workers – risk leaving many people undernourished and vulnerable without the services provided by the ocean economy..."

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The Future Of Vertical Farming

"...But with huge growth in green technology, can solar and wind energy be used to improve the sustainability of vertical farming? Can the challenges of renewable energy be mitigated with battery storage? ..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about food security relevant to the latest news.

Mapping the production-consumption gap of an urban food system: an empirical case study of food security and resilience

"...Though food system evolution and development are grounded in local context, the methods, general findings and circular economy focussed recommendations emanating from the case study, are widely applicable..."

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Emerging infectious diseases threatening food security and economies in Africa

"...We also identified evolution of hypervirulent pathotypes, introduction of alien invasive species, intensification and simplification of agroecosystems, climate change and lack of biosecurity policies as factors favouring disease emergence..."

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Resident rhizosphere microbiome’s ecological dynamics and conservation: Towards achieving the envisioned Sustainable Developme

"...This will avoid depleting or alternating the soil microbial content while aiming to ensure a healthy ecosystem, biodiversity, maximal crop productivity, food security and all round sustainability, as targeted by the United Nation’s Sustainable Developments Goals..."

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Assessing impacts of COVID-19 on aquatic food system and small-scale fisheries in Bangladesh

"...Community perceptions were elicited to present how the changes felt and how they affected aquatic food system and small-scale fisheries and found devastating impact..."

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On the potential and constraints of mariculture development in Bangladesh

"...Most notably, ministries, departments and research institutions, along with interested private entrepreneurs, must collaborate to formulate strategies for effective development and implementation, so that mariculture can contribute to food security and economic development through export opportunities..."

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An empirical assessment of the effects of electricity access on food security

"...While it may have significant impacts on various dimensions of development and sustainability, this study focuses on its effect on the level of food security of the overall population (SDG 2)..."

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Factors influencing dryland agricultural productivity

"...Our review finds that given the climatic and environmental threats to agricultural productivity suitable solutions such as improved research and resource management can lead to increased production for food security and even commercialization..."

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Socio-cognitive constraints and opportunities for sustainable intensification in South Asia: insights from fuzzy cognitive mapp

"...Appreciating and dealing with the plurality of farmers? perceptions and their contextual knowledge and perspectives of the functioning and performance of their agroecosystems?in other words, their ?mental models??is central for appropriate and sustainable agricultural development..."

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Improved storage mitigates vulnerability to food-supply shocks in smallholder agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...These insights are relevant for the larger, long-term question of climate change adaptation, and also regarding trade-offs between public health protection and food security..."

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New approach for drought assessment: A case study in the northern region of Minas Gerais

"...Drought poses a major threat to food security and maintenance of rural populations in dry lands, because it leads to losses in agriculture and other productive sectors..."

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Status and drivers of food insecurity and adaptation responses under a changing climate among smallholder farmers households in

"...Climate change impacts were found to have amplified the risks of food insecurity amongst these rural households surviving under a largely subsistence agrarian economy..."

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