Tag Archives: food security

How Improving Inland Fisheries Can Reduce Food Insecurity

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By Gloria Nzeka

Dr. Emmanuel Kaunda, professor at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture & Natural Resources in Malawi, and Dr. Steven Cooke, professor in the department of Biology at Carleton University in Canada discuss their research in inland fisheries.

They recently visited Michigan State University as part of the Robin Welcomme Fellowship Program, an initiative that recognizes scientists who have been working to promote responsible Inland Fisheries.

Listen to the interview here.

Challenges to Achieving Global Food Security

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By Gloria Nzeka

Dr. Felicia Wu, a distinguished professor in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University discusses some of the challenges that food scientists will need to overcome in order to achieve global food security. She urges food scientists to become proactive in addressing public concerns surrounding genetically modified and bio-engineered foods.

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Rescued food feeds the poor

By Karen Hopper Usher

Trucks carrying some 40,000 tons of cherries will drop them off this month in Cadillac to fill food bank shelves in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

It’s part of a statewide effort to reduce food waste and put it to use feeding poor people.

“The state is one of the winners when hunger comes off the table,” said Phil Knight, executive director of the Food Bank Council of Michigan. Continue reading Rescued food feeds the poor

Photo story: Pictures measure nutrition

By Ali Hussain

Speech is not the only way people engage with their surroundings.  Information hard to express in words may be better communicated with photographs.

Christopher Bielecki used photography to measure people’s access to nutritious food in rural Guatemala when he was a researcher at Texas A&M University.

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