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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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    Global food safety topics for 2022

    – ANALYSIS – What will the New Year bring? We can’t be sure about everything but we already know a few things in store in 2022. Coronavirus will still be around and impacting the food sector; new trade rules and embargoes will have to be dealt with by importers and exporters; and global food safety strategies will become clearer. Some of the issues listed in 2021 are also likely to continue this year. Plus, at the bottom of this article, you can find a selection of events in date order. COVID-19 impact on foodborne diseasesThe pandemic has had a  

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    Suppliers delve into the hottest global food trends

    20 Dec 2021 — Consumer appetite to experiment with food has never been higher, driven by the restrictions that COVID-19 has brought around. Previously well-traveled consumers have become accustomed to increased authenticity in their food and are once again open to traveling through taste. International flavors are coming to the fore, and these factors combined make fertile ground for global cuisines to germinate and blossom in markets they have not previously entered. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks with key players in the flavors arena, who share their insights on the booming space. Gilbert Verschelling, director of business development and innovation  

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    Global food prices are at their highest in a decade: UN | Food News

    The United Nations’ Food Price Index climbed for a fourth straight month in November to its highest level since June 2011. The price of food staples continued to grow in November amid a global environment of strong demand and tight supply, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The FAO’s Food Price Index, which measures the monthly change in the international price of cereal, dairy, meat, vegetable oils and sugar, jumped 1.6 points in November from the previous month to 134.4. That is the highest level in a decade and the fourth consecutive month the index has  

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    Why Global Food Prices Continue to Climb

    This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Global food prices shot up nearly 33 percent in September compared with the same period the year before. That’s according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)‘s monthly Food Price Index, which also found that global prices have risen by more than three percent since July, reaching levels not seen since 2011. The Food Price Index is designed to capture the combined outcome of changes in a range of food commodities, including vegetable oils, cereals, meat and sugar, and compare them month  

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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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