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Newswise: Could Duckweed Feed the World?

Article ID: 717605

Could Duckweed Feed the World?

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Climate change is threatening the world’s food supply and the risk of supply disruptions is expected to grow as temperatures rise, according to a new United Nations report co-authored by Rutgers human ecology professor Pamela McElwee. So, how would we feed everyone if the Earth’s population hits 9.7 billion in 2050 as projected? Duckweed, the world’s fastest-growing plant, which has more protein than soybeans and is a traditional food source for people living in parts of Southeast Asia, could be one of the key solutions, according to Eric Lam, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Plant Biology in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

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19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Wheat Expert Calls for Global Unity to Avert Future Hunger Crises

Article ID: 716457

Wheat Expert Calls for Global Unity to Avert Future Hunger Crises

Cornell University

A global alliance of countries and research institutions, including Cornell University, committed to sharing plant genetic material, has secured food access for billions of people, but a patchwork of legal restrictions threatens humanity’s ability to feed a growing global population. That jeopardizes decades of hard-won food security gains, according to Ronnie Coffman, international professor of plant breeding and director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

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26-Jul-2019 12:25 PM EDT

Article ID: 703668

Millions in Danger of Food Insecurity Due to Severe Caribbean Droughts

Cornell University

Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell University research in Geophysical Research Letters.

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8-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EST
Newswise: UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

Article ID: 702405

UF/IFAS Earns Record $166 Million for Research to Help Solve Critical Issues

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Grant support underwrites programs that include feeding a hungry world, improving nutrition among at-risk populations and ensuring sufficient safe water for a growing global population.

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18-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700357

Innovative Research Could Result in a Billion More Being Fed

University of Kentucky

Faced with a rapidly increasing global population, an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Kentucky, Clemson University and the University of Idaho is examining ways to overcome a major barrier in improving grain yields.

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11-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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