Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...
Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018
Recent research has highlighted that the abundance of food cues - smells, sounds, advertising - in our environment is one of the main causes of overconsumption...
Alex Johnstone 7 May 2018
Micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, occurs when there is a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in a person's diet. Supplementation and food fortification has long been used around the world to alleviate micronutrient deficiencies...
Heather Ohly, Nicola Lowe 23 Jan 2018
Global shifts of urbanisation, migration, markets and climate can potentially be compatible with agrobiodiversity, but other powerful forces are undermining it. The future of agrobiodiversity hangs in the balance...
Karl Zimmerer 1 Dec 2017
While SA has been growing genetically modified (GM) crops for many years, resistance from across most of the continent is set to slow global plans to turn Africa into the world's breadbasket.
12 Aug 2013
Food security in the sub-Saharan African region improved this year because of greater food availability and income growth‚ the DuPont global food security index shows.
7 Aug 2013
Nutrition must be an integral component of agricultural and development programmes in order to tackle child malnutrition, experts have warned. Health, nutrition and agriculture experts from 15 West African countries met at a nutrition forum of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) last week.
30 Sep 2010