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  • Growing fish with veggies? (#2)
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HuffPost

After the closure of Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes due to COVID-19, what will happen to buffet restaurants like Golden Corral and smaller deli and grocery buffets?


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Leibniz Association

When it comes to future food production, the combined farming of fish and vegetables through aquaponics is currently a hotly debated topic. But how realistic is the idea? Publicly available data and analysis on the economic feasibility of professional aquaponics are at present very limited.


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Researchers are always on the lookout for methods that could help in making our agricultural practices more efficient. Research from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries discusses how the production of fish and vegetables in the same place can prove to be profitable.

Washington Post

Humans aren’t the only ones hankering for the days they could dine out at their cities’ restaurants: Some rats that miss feasting on the scraps are becoming increasingly brazen to find new food sources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday.


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Pennsylvania State University

Experts predict that producing meat in a lab using tissue engineering techniques — or lab-cultured meat — will one day be a much more sustainable, nutritionally equivalent and without the ethical concerns of typical meat production. However, producing meat economically in a lab remains a problem.


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Food Safety Tech

IoT isn’t just a safe solution for improving food safety: It’s a smart solution.


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The Hindu Business Line

Covid-19 is a multi-faceted global crisis. From the food industry perspective, we need to examine its implications along two dimensions: demand and supply.


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Food Ingredients First

As plant-based product launches continue to diversify, there is a rising expectation from consumers that yogurt and dessert alternatives should taste as good as dairy.


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Texas Standard

Companies have been awarded $1.2 billion in contracts by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, to redirect millions of pounds of food waste to food banks across the country. The excess food has accumulated as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


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South China Morning Post

At a warehouse in the industrial district of Yau Tong in Kowloon, a production line of volunteers pack boxes with bags of rice, cans of fish, bottles of cooking oil and other food items. They’re destined for Hong Kong’s needy.


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European Commission

Even though insects are consumed by at least 2 billion people, most Europeans turn their noses up at the idea.


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Eating insects is a fairly common practice in several countries around the world, though not in Europe. This article from a European Commission body analyses whether the practice could pick up in the EU.

Food Navigator

After a two-month delay, the EU Commission unveiled its Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategy this week with the aim of creating a more ‘robust, secure, and sustainable food system’.


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Mashable

Dear 22nd Century, For all the pain, grief and economic hardship the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has sown, a handful of green shoots seem to have taken root in its blighted soil.


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Associated Press

OMAHA – As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs.


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Economic Times (Times of India)

Bengaluru: Digital delivery and pre-order takeaway will gain prime focus of restaurants in post Covid era to stay financially viable amid strict social distancing norms, said leading hospitality firms such as Massive Restaurants, Jubilant Foodworks, Wow! Momo Foods and Chaayos at a webinar hosted by Retailers Association of India (RAI) on the future of food business.


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Cronkite News

A new survey finds differences in how Americans feel about water, and how those feelings translate into action.


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CBC

‘When we lose all control of our food, then we really have a problem.’


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Countries such as Canada are looking to improve their food systems in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Ryan Stuart argues that the country must make things more flexible in order to respond to problems.

Voice of America

In their younger years, longtime friends Aidan Reilly and James Kanoff volunteered together at a Los Angeles food bank.


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Reuters

ROME – Daniel Wanjama had everything ready for this year’s first seed fair in the Kenyan town of Gilgil, an important event where poor farmers exchange seeds of nutritious, hardy local crops they cannot easily buy in shops or markets.


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Portland Press Herald

Since reading Michael Pollan’s “Omnivore’s Dilemma” 12 years ago, I’ve consumed just about any article I can find that sheds light on where, when and how the national food system falls down even in the best of times. With COVID-19 in the frame, those breaking points are becoming as clear as the plexiglass partition erected between you and your grocery store clerk.


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Anadolu

Stop wasting precious food resources for the good of the people, the planet, and the country alike was the message from the UN and the Turkish government on Wednesday.


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CNN

Get ready for more expensive Memorial Day burgers and hot dogs this year.


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Lethbridge Herald

The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs hosted a special online presentation Tuesday with Sylvain Charlebois, on food production as an essential service, while discussing whether governments are providing farmers with adequate aid during COVID-19.


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ProPublica

President Donald Trump’s signature food aid program is sending less relief to New York and New England than other parts of the country, even though the Northeast has the most coronavirus cases. Some states — Maine and Alaska at least — have been left out completely so far.


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Daily Nation (Kenya)

The government can ramp up support for big open data initiatives such as the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International and African Regional Data Cube.


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Denver Post

Emma Barcenas is new to the world of backyard chicken-keeping. She wanted to add a third hen to her burgeoning Denver flock, so she visited Wardle Feed & Pet Supply bright and early on a recent Monday morning.


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