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Future of Food #35

  • Agriculture in Brazil
  • Reversing loss of nature
  • Rural communities hit hard
  • 4th agricultural revolution
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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Urbanization and agriculture are land uses that most affect Brazil’s rivers

A literature review by researchers affiliated with universities in Brazil and the United States produces the first ever nationwide survey of land use impacts on water quality

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Spokesman Review

As virus continues to spread, so does hunger

The number of Washington residents experiencing food insecurity more than doubled after the COVID-19 pandemic shattered the economy.

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Food Ingredients First

Personalized food: Health trends prevails in fats and oils sector

14 Sep 2020 — Fat and oil experts are responding to trends for healthier products with minimal processing and fewer chemicals as consumers don’t want to see labels packed with additives to extend shelf life. Consumers are closely monitoring the type and amount of fat and oil in their packaged products, and, as food becomes increasingly personalized, they are basing their purchasing decisions on specific ingredients. Moreover, the amount of fat and type of oil are important factors when determining which packaged foods to purchase.

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Food & Beverage

Is plant-based meat a real new opportunity or is it only a marketing hype?

A virtual twin experience set to save time, money and environment

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A recipe to reverse the loss of nature

NEWS AND VIEWS 09 September 2020 A recipe to reverse the loss of nature How can the decline in global biodiversity be reversed, given the need to supply food? Computer modelling provides a way to assess the effectiveness of combining various conservation and food-system interventions to tackle this issue. Brett A. Bryan & Brett A. Bryan is at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia. Contact Search for this author in: Pub Med Nature.com Google Scholar Carla L. Archibald Carla L. Archibald is at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria 3125, Australia. Search for this author in: Pub Med Nature.com Google Scholar PDF version

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Food Dive

Plant-based NotCo gets $85M for US expansion

As the coronavirus pandemic upended life around the globe, Latin American plant-based powerhouse NotCo decided it needed to slow down, said CEO and co-founder Matías Muchnick.

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Rural and Native Communities Are Hard Hit by COVID-Era Food Insecurity

Nonie Woolf, a retired public health nutritionist and chair of Food Access and Sustainability Team Blackfeet, is excited. By October, she says, the program’s Ō´yō´*ṗ´ on Wheels, a refrigerated truck whose name means “we are eating,” will deliver groceries directly to hungry and food-insecure residents of the eight communities that comprise Montana’s Blackfeet Reservation.

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Mail & Guardian

How to feed thousands

The majority of South Africans live on the edge of hunger and poverty. The effects of lockdown in response to Covid-19 exposed the precarious nature of livelihoods in South Africa. Unemployment prior to lockdown was already over 27%. When non-essential services shut down, millions more jobs were lost or frozen. As poverty escalated, so did food prices — further deepening food insecurity.

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Lancaster University

Global study reveals time running out for many soils – but conservation measures can help

A major new international study has provided a first worldwide insight into how soil erosion may be affecting the longevity of our soils.

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The Conversation

The fourth agricultural revolution is coming – but who will really benefit?

Depending on who you listen to, artificial intelligence may either free us from monotonous labour and unleash huge productivity gains, or create a dystopia of mass unemployment and automated oppression. In the case of farming, some researchers, business people and politicians think the effects of AI and other advanced technologies are so great they are spurring a “fourth agricultural revolution”.

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