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February 21, 2017 Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Will Kill Over 30 Million PeopleSource: Forbes
Whether it occurs by a quirk of nature or at the hand of a terrorist, epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year. And they say there is a reasonable probability...
February 17, 2017 Hard to Detect, China Bird Flu Virus May Be More WidespreadSource: US News
BEIJING - Bird flu infection rates on Chinese poultry farms may be far higher than previously thought, because the strain of the deadly virus that has killed more than 100 people this winter is hard to detect in chickens and...
February 17, 2017 Climate Change Is Transforming the World's Food SupplySource: Live Science
"There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce," said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research scientist studying environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
Source: Kansas AG
Farmers should know their own strengths and weaknesses as an operator and manager. “Then align with a team of specialists for crop insurance, commodity brokerage, inputs, and your lender,” he said.
February 16, 2017 Food Industry Finally Agrees To Make ‘Use By’ Labels Less ConfusingSource: Huff Post
Studies have shown that 90 percent of consumers are confused by date labeling, resulting in an excess of food waste. Considering the fact that the U.S. throws out $162 billion of food each year, this is a problem in serious need...
February 13, 2017 Food waste is a scandal, but to blame it on millennials is nonsenseSource: The Guardian
But the real deciding factors in whether or not people waste food aren’t to do with age or social media: they’re about income, local amenities, shift patterns, if you were ever taught to cook and how much you care about the...
February 13, 2017 Climate change and food security inextricably linkedSource: Khaleej Times
Climate change must be urgently addressed to ensure global food security, according to experts speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
February 13, 2017 Sargento recalls cheese due to possible contaminationSource: KSDK
Wisconsin-based cheesemaker Sargento Foods Inc. is recalling a specialty cheese because of possible bacterial contamination.
February 10, 2017 As bee populations dwindle, robot bees may pick up some of their pollination slackSource: LA Times
ne day, gardeners might not just hear the buzz of bees among their flowers, but the whirr of robots, too. Scientists in Japan say they’ve managed to turn an unassuming drone into a remote-controlled pollinator by attaching...
February 8, 2017 A Look Back at 2016 Food RecallsSource: Food Safety Magazine
For the second consecutive year, Food Safety Magazine has tracked food product recalls issued in the U.S. and Canada. Just as in 2015, we cannot guarantee that our list includes every single recall that was issued--it’s always...
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