Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again

Global hunger fell for decades, but it's rising again
Almost 690 million people in the world were undernourished in 2019 – that's 8.9% of the world population, a new UN report says.This figure could exceed 840 million by 2030, if current trends continue.Factors increasing global hunger include economic slowdowns and extreme weather events.The UN warns that without efforts to reform global food systems, its target of zero hunger by 2030 will be missed. There are almost 60 million more undernourished ...
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5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing

5 reasons why biodiversity matters – to human health, the economy and your wellbeing
Biodiversity is critically important to human health, economies and livelihoods.Humans have caused the loss of 83% of all wild animals and half of all plants.To mark the International Day for Biodiversity, here are five reasons why biodiversity matters to humans – and why we need to protect it. Biodiversity is critically important – to your health, to your safety and, probably, to your business or livelihood. But biodiversity – the diversity with...
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Can collective action cure what's ailing our food systems?

Can collective action cure what's ailing our food systems?
Food production has huge implications for health and the environment.Collective action is needed to pool capital, resources and knowledge.Food Action Alliance launched with that aim in mind. The current global food system is not structured to cope with a rapidly growing population, climate shocks and the rise of both hunger and obesity. Under business-as-usual scenarios, an estimated 637 million people will still be undernourished, while health s...
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Bees: how important are they and what would happen if they became extinct?

Bees: how important are they and what would happen if they became extinct?
Bees – including honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees – are very important because they pollinate food crops. Pollination is where insects move pollen from one plant to another, fertilising the plants so that they can produce fruit, vegetables, seeds and so on. If all the bees went extinct, it would destroy the delicate balance of the Earth's ecosystem and affect global food supplies. There are more than 800 wild bee species within Europe, s...
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It’s time to declare a global emergency!

Pollution
The whole world is currently obsessed with the COVID-19 pandemic. The media is providing saturation coverage, governments are taking drastic actions, and people are hoarding food, toilet paper, and masks. This reaction is understandable and it is a major threat that needs to be managed decisively and competently. However, we are simultaneously neglecting a much larger and more dangerous threat, something which could ultimately result in humanity'...
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Ethiopia is making maps to help improve soil health

Farmers-Ethiopia
Healthy soils are vital to human survival. They play a pivotal role in feeding global populations – after all, food is grown in soil. Healthy soils grow more crops and allow for nutrients to be better absorbed by the crops. That's why it's important to understand exactly when there might be a problem with the soil of a particular area, and what's causing it. Without a precise diagnosis, soil can't be successfully treated. Soil health is a matter ...
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Indian scientists have found an ingenious way to cut smog

Burning Crops India
Every year, a choking smog descends on northwest India as the region's farmers burn their fields following the rice harvest - a phenomenon that has helped make New Delhi one of the world's most polluted cities. Now, scientists have come up with a method that would allow farmers to sow their winter crop, usually wheat, without burning off the stubble left behind after the rice harvest. Researchers tested 10 alternatives to burning, finding the big...
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Why we’re involved in a project in Africa to promote edible insects

Edible Insects
There is a wealth of indigenous knowledge about capturing and eating insects in sub-Saharan Africa. But the development of edible insects as a food industry has been very slow, despite its many potential benefits. Sustainability is one. Insects have a small carbon and water footprint. Studies show that insect farming emits less carbon and methane gas than large livestock like cattle and pigs. Much less water is needed to produce the same amount o...
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