Food Security

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Bee study reveals environmental vulnerability and food production threat

By Donna Eastlake

Research revealing bees’ ability to synthesise specific nutrients, to support the colonisation of their gut bacteria, offers insights into the symbiotic relationship they have with their gut microbiota. But changes to their habitat is placing this delicate...

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Eight crops endangered by climate change

By Oliver Morrison

From staple crops like potatoes and maize, to cash crops for wealthier customers like cocoa and coffee, climate change is having a widespread impact on global agricultural production.

Lasting change comes through building solutions with and for local communities, which is why EIT Food has put co-creation at the heart of the Ample Program. Pic: GettyImages

EIT Food gets massive funding boost to improve food security in Europe

By Gill Hyslop

The world’s largest agrifood community is among the raft of recipients to receive grants from the Citi Foundation’s first-ever Global Innovation Challenge - a new model to identify philanthropic support to community organisations that are developing innovative...

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Why US peanut consumption has hit record highs

By Gill Hyslop

Peanut consumption in the US has hit record levels for the second year in a row – rising to an all-time high of 7.9 pounds (3.5kg) per American in 2021. However, the National Peanut Board (NPB) said the consistent rise of the nut’s popularity is not surprising,...

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Food security report reveals discrepancies between West and East Europe

By Oliver Morrison

Despite the pandemic straining supply chains, causing food shortages and price volatility, Europe’s high-income levels and relatively low rates of inequality mean it is well placed to cope with the types of unexpected economic shocks that can drive food...

PepsiCo's Imagine snack brand aims to provide three million meals to kids in need. Pic: PepsiCo

PepsiCo’s Imagine Snacks partners with No Kid Hungry

By Gill Hyslop

Imagine – a range of kiddies snacks that provide ‘a good source of protein and calcium’ – has embarked on a three-year partnership with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to fight childhood hunger in America.

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Amaranth reclaims its superfood status in Mexico

By Niamh Michail

Amaranth, Mexico’s native grain is now part of the country's 'basic basket' of goods, an official come-back for this nutritious superfood that was sacred to the Aztecs. We look at how manufacturers can use it in their products.