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    The first International Conference on Food Loss and Waste Closes with 10 Consensus on Food Loss and Waste

    President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter for the conference. Ji Bingxuan, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, delivered a speech. The conference attracted 300 attendees including government officials, scholars from over 50 countries and regions. The ambassadors of 16 countries, Ministers of Agriculture from 24 countries, Deputy Ministers of Agriculture from 6 countries addressed through live or video connections. 70 guests delivered speeches. The conference has achieved 10 consensuses. First, taking actions to reduce loss and waste. The conference released “Jinan Initiative of the International Conference on Food Loss and Waste “which proposed the  

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    Global Food Security: Improved Monitoring Framework Needed to Assess and Report on Feed the Future’s Performance

    What GAO Found Feed the Future (FTF), a U.S. government–wide global food security initiative coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), collects data to monitor how FTF projects promote agriculture, resilience, and nutrition (see photos). However, USAID and its FTF partner agencies are limited in their ability to use performance data to assess the initiative’s progress because they have not set FTF-wide performance goals and few FTF indicators fully meet two key attributes of successful performance indicators. Specifically, only three of 40 performance indicators both (1) were clearly linked to the initiative’s overarching goal and (2) had measurable  

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    Festus O. Amadu – Keough School

    Festus Amadu is a postdoctoral research associate in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, where he works with Daniel Miller. Amadu’s research focuses on forests, trees, and livelihoods in Africa, with primary research activities that include compiling and analyzing data on the socioeconomic dimensions of forests and trees on farms in Malawi and several other countries in Africa. Other research interests include the use of applied econometrics to model the adoption, impacts, and pathways of climate smart and resilient agriculture in terms of food security and environmental sustainability in Africa.  Amadu earned his PhD  

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    Using color to add culinary appeal | 2021-09-14

    CHICAGO – People are eating differently these days, with many relying on packaged meals purchased at supermarkets, as well as delivered options prepared in ghost kitchens. Many consumers are craving presentation and visual appeal, recognizing that it might be a while before they regularly return to sit-down dining at a tableclothed restaurant. The challenge for product developers is to bring that fresh-from-the-chef experience to the kitchen table. “I look at food as an experience,” said Christina Olivarez, corporate executive chef, GNT USA, Tarrytown, NY. “Chefs use whole food ingredients and serve their dishes immediately, which maintains color vibrancy. I work  

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    Two More Restaurants, Including Arepa Lady, Slated to Open at New International Food Hall in Astoria

    A recent picture of The World Artisan Market (Photo provided by EJ Stevens) Aug. 26, 2021 By Michael Dorgan The real estate developer behind an upcoming food and beverage hall in Astoria has announced that two additional restaurants will open at the venue. A Colombian restaurant called Arepa Lady and a vegan restaurant named Urban Vegan Roots are the latest tenants set to be housed at The World Artisan Market, a repurposed warehouse located at 34-39 31st St. The market has room for six restaurants and all have now been filled. The food hall will also feature Italian, Spanish and  

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    These 4 Fast-Food Chains Are Officially Changing Their Food Sources

    When you roll through the drive-thru for an egg sandwich or fried chicken, you’re probably thinking about the temperature, maybe the calorie content, or how messy it’ll be to eat in the car. You’re probably not thinking about where the main ingredients came from… but some restaurant executives are recognizing the importance of that for you. Serious change is officially happening in fast food, with four of the most beloved chains having just declared change to a key practice. Last week, Yum! Brands—the biggest restaurant company in the world with more than 50,000 locations nationwide—pledged to go 100%  

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    90% of global farm subsidies damage people and planet, says UN | Farming

    Almost 90% of the $540bn in global subsidies given to farmers every year are “harmful”, a startling UN report has found. This agricultural support damages people’s health, fuels the climate crisis, destroys nature and drives inequality by excluding smallholder farmers, many of whom are women, according to the UN agencies. The biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, such as beef and milk, received the biggest subsidies, the report said. These are often produced by large industrialised groups that are best placed to gain access to subsidies. Without reform, the level of subsidies was on track to soar to $1.8tn (£1.3tn)  

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