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    Senators urge U.S. agencies to use trust to help ease global food insecurity

    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – A group of Senators has banned together to urge U.S. agencies to open the gates of a trust meant to help the world fight hunger. U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says he joined Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) to lead a bipartisan group of their colleagues to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Agency for International Development to release resources within the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust to fight global hunger. Moran said the Trust, an emergency international food assistance program, could help the currently 45 million people in 43 countries on the brink of famine.  

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    BYU researchers breed hybrid quinoa to combat global food insecurity

    Quinoa, that nutty sweet seed we curiously refer to as a grain, has shot up the food chain from obscure California-hipster dish to an American culinary mainstay. Its popularity has now reached the level that the people who decide such things have officially ascribed a national day in January to institutionalize its consumption, which, unlike other arbitrary consumer days (looking at you, Slurpee Day), might actually be a good thing, considering the seed’s impressive profile of nutrition, with B vitamins, fiber, minerals and protein. Add to that its quick cook time and immense versatility. There’s a team of researchers at  

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    Sweegen Praises New Framework on Stevia Technology By

    Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sweegen’s health and wellness commitment through global sugar reduction solutions became stronger after Codex Alimentarius (Codex), the international food standard safety authority, recently adopted the specifications for all four stevia technologies, including Sweegen’s bioconversion. “The new Codex framework is timely as the benefits of steviol glycosides, the sweet component in the stevia leaf, fit into the broader health and wellness narrative, which is something consumers want to see more of, and global food and beverage manufacturers want greater access to,” said Luca Giannone, senior vice president of sales. The significance  

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    Norway and Germany fund work on safe food in developing nations

    A Norwegian agency has pledged almost $2.75 million to support food safety in developing countries. The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) funding covers 2021 to 2023 and is for the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF). Norad is part of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The STDF is managed by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The money will be used to improve the capacity of developing and least-developed countries (LDCs) to comply with international food safety standards, and increase their access to global and regional markets by supporting the development and implementation of projects around safe trade. WTO  

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    President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve in key roles: Laurence B. Alexander, Chair, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Pamela K. Anderson, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Marie Boyd, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Rattan Lal, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Lenis Saweda O. Liverpool-Tasie, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Henri G. Moore, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Kathy Spahn, Member, Board for International Food and Agricultural Development Starlet “Star” Jones Lugo, Chair & Commissioner,  

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    International Food Information Council forecasts food trends for 2022

    Nostalgia, sustainability and e-commerce all should continue to thrive in 2022, according to a forecast of food trends from the International Food Information Council. Food insecurity and exotic flavors will be topics of note, and terms like kokumi, “reducetarian” and COP26 could be heard often as well, according to the Washington-based IFIC. Consumers’ desire for wellness will have them seeking whole grains and fiber, and they will explore immune health as well. Many Americans are seeking ways to manage stress, which will have them looking for products with micronutrients like B vitamins and magnesium or macronutrients like whole grains and  

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    How to Eat Around the World in Wichita: An International Food Guide

    Wichita is deeply rooted with many unique cultures. Through the years, the city has been a cultural hub that fused traditions and flavors. The diversity has made international dining in Wichita a popular part of our local food scene. Nearly 400 restaurants, food trucks and other food vendors in the area account for the eclectic international offerings we are fortunate to have. The beauty of it is, they all have their own style, recipes, fusions and takes on dishes that create opportunities for us to try something we may have never had before. Whether you consider them “authentic” or close  

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