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Future of Food #33

  • The future of agriculture
  • Who feeds remote students
  • Nutrition tech grows in India
  • Germany taps groundwater
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When Students Study Remotely, Who Feeds Them?

As the days get shorter and schools across the nation announce their reopening plans, dilemmas prompted by the coronavirus pandemic seem to be multiplying. Virtual or in-person classes? Risk COVID-19 spread or lose students to the digital divide? How can schools handle school bus rides, hybrid teaching models, class planning?

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High-Tech Greenhouses Could Be The Future Of Agriculture

In a small town in Eastern Kentucky, the future of agriculture is growing. A 2.76 million-square-foot facility is being created on 60 acres of land which will utilize environmentally-friendly techniques to help feed a nation with an aging farmer population, declining farmland and a changing climate.

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Deutsche Welle

German cities dig deep to tap groundwater

German cities and towns are struggling with water shortages. Climate change is making it more difficult for municipalities to reach the groundwater they rely on.

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Covid-19 Impact: The Emerging Opportunity In Nutrition Tech In India

A recent survey found that in the month of June, over 92% medicine bills were for immunity boosters.

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CBS News

Slutty Vegan, a Black-owned Atlanta burger joint, is serving up jobs and life skills to juvenile offenders

“I really like to see the beauty in things that people don’t see. It makes me go that much harder and make it more beautiful. When you think about the bigger picture, we make magic here.”

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Food Ingredients First

Plant-based booms due to COVID-19: ADM research reveals shifting consumer demands

Gut health and immunity, personalized nutrition and emotional wellbeing also highlighted as growth areas.

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Hunger Is Threatening to Kill More People Than Covid This Year

The world is hurtling toward an unprecedented hunger crisis.

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The Business Times

Which ‘cide are you on?: How misuse of pesticides poses challenges

Hatiku Agrikultur grows a small quantity of a wide variety of veggies (above: nasturtium and red kale) and practises crop rotation so that there is not enough food to attract large numbers of pests to feast and multiply in the farm.

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Fast Company

American chickens covered in chlorine have become a hot-button Brexit issue in Britain

KFC has just scrapped its “finger lickin’ good” catchphrase — and appetite for cheap American chicken isn’t much better across the pond, where U.S. fowls are ruffling feathers. As a contentious post-Brexit agricultural bill makes its way through British parliament, the country has fixated on the possibility of importing U.S. chickens, raised in such unhygienic conditions that they have to be washed in chlorine before they’re sold to consumers. Will Brits be forced to eat chlorinated U.S. chicken? It’s a question that’s dividing the nation.

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The Salmonella Outbreaks Among Peaches and Onions, Explained

For anyone whose interests lie in the intersection of fresh produce and food safety — or anyone who just doesn’t want to get sick from Salmonella — the month of August may have been nerve wracking, as two major Salmonella outbreaks prompted the recall of onions and peaches across multiple states, stores, and products. The onion-linked outbreak of Salmonella Newport has, as of August 18, resulted in 869 reported cases across 47 states, and more than 230 reported cases in Canada. Meanwhile, the peach-associated outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis has led to 78 reported cases across 12 states, per the latest update on August 27.

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