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Researching a sustainable “superfood”

31-Jan-2020

Pioneer Fellows Cyrill Hess and Melanie Binggeli want to market duckweed as a healthy food that’s good for the environment. Best described as light green, with a taste reminiscent of bean sprouts and a pleasantly grainy texture, Wolffia is one of five genera of a plant commonly known as duckweed ...

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Microsoft and Danone commit to Artificial Intelligence for a responsible food industry

17-Jan-2020

AI Factory For AgriFood is the third class of the Microsoft AI Factory, after AI Factory for Green Energy and AI Factory for Health! The start-ups will be jointly supported by Microsoft and Danone, one of the world leaders in the agrifood sector, and will benefit from a 3-month acceleration ...

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ADM Statement on Signing of Phase 1 U.S.-China Trade Agreement

16-Jan-2020

ADM strongly supports the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade agreement, which will bring about meaningful benefits for American food and agriculture by breaking down barriers and addressing systemic issues that have previously impeded full access to the Chinese market. The provisions included in this ...

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High anxiety: Proposed US hemp rules worry industry

13-Jan-2020

Hemp growers and entrepreneurs who were joyous a year ago after U.S. lawmakers reclassified the plant as a legal agricultural crop now are worried their businesses could be crippled if federal policymakers move ahead with draft regulations. Licenses for hemp cultivation topped a half-million ...

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Cargill Foundation advances childhood nutrition in the Twin Cities, donates $10 million to nonprofits

03-Jan-2020

In 2019, the Cargill Foundation distributed $10 million to nonprofits in the Twin Cities, partnering with several Twin Cities organizations to minimize the opportunity gap for low income children and advance childhood nutrition. On any given day, 1 in 8 children (162,500) in Minnesota are at risk ...

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Global Food Security Index 2019

Highlights the Growing Threat of Climate Change

16-Dec-2019

Today marks the release of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2019, which examines the state of food systems across 113 countries. Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and supported by Corteva Agriscience, this year’s report of the data highlights the potential threat of the ...

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Focus on food security and sustainability

14-Dec-2019

Food security and sustainability in focus Scientists at the University of Bonn, EASAC and IAP call for more research and a global pact. The number of undernourished people is increasing worldwide. More than two billion people suffer from a lack of micronutrients. Infant mortality is unacceptably ...

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A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe

27-Nov-2019

A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, and includes economic and social variables. Increased awareness of how human diets ...

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Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

13-Nov-2019

The foundation that awards the World Food Prize to individuals who work to improve food security in hopes of ending world hunger announced Tuesday that its new president will be a woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security, food safety and the impact of climate ...

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Glutamates Such as MSG Can Help Reduce Americans' Sodium Intake

11-Nov-2019

Promising results from a new study published in the journal Nutrients add to accumulating evidence that glutamates such as monosodium glutamate (MSG) can be used to reduce sodium in the food supply. The study analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), ...

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