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Tomas Nidr

3 November 2020

Chile

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To fight obesity concerns, a law in Chile is now requiring that foods high in sugar, have a high content of saturated fats, are high in sodium, or high in calories carry a label (or labels) to help inform consumers of...

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Colleen Stinchcombe

5 October 2020

Camas, Washington, United States

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A growing number of bug breeders in the United States are raising black soldier flies to tackle greenhouse gas emissions, land degradation, and food waste. The larvae can convert waste into fertilizer for crops, while...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 May 2020

Tanzania

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A nongovernmental organization, Sanku, invented a new technology that allows a machine to mix in the right amount of basic nutrients into flour that children and others need. By working directly with the millers and c...

The Counter

Karine Vann

18 April 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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The bulk food aisle in grocery stories - where dry goods are weighed and put in containers that consumers can bring from home - is getting more attention as tech solutions arise to revamp this shopping experience. Fro...

The New York Times

Andrew Jacobs

6 December 2019

Billund, Denmark

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In the United States, the use of antibiotics in livestock operations has become relatively standard, but a practice in Denmark is proving that antibiotics aren't necessarily crucial to the process. Although not all bu...

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Theo Hayes

16 April 2019

College Park, Maryland, United States

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Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...

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Matthew Low

24 January 2019

Chiliwack, British Columbia, Canada

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A Canadian honey producer is helping to combat fraudulent sales of honey, which is the third most fraudulently traded item in the world. Impure honeys are usually diluted with rice and corn syrups. The Canadian produc...

The Huffington Post

Daniel Hurst

8 January 2019

Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

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Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...

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Lindsey Konkel

27 November 2018

Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

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Integrated pest management, which uses ecological processes and natural chemicals to control crop-damaging pests, offers an eco-friendly alternative to toxic pesticides. For example, a company in Michigan has rolled o...

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Kate Rooney

24 September 2018

United States

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Amidst a backdrop of repetitive cases of E. coli being reported, grocery retailers Walmart and Sam's Club are implementing the use of blockchain into their systems. Although still in early stages, farmers and other su...

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Tom Colls

Harriet Noble

20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

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Alejandra Molina

22 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Los Angeles-based group Across Our Kitchen Tables is hoping to overcome the underrepresentation of women of color in the food industry. The group connects women, helps them discuss ideas and recipes, and hosts wor...

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Jeff MacGregor

1 June 2018

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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Regions across the Caribbean and Atlantic coasts are taking multi-pronged approaches to what some have called a lionfish epidemic. In Pensacola, Florida, the entire community has rallied behind a comprehensive strateg...

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Gerald Kitabu

14 April 2018

Uganda

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Turning bananas into juice isn't a new practice, but it is a less than efficient process for those that do it, and it also tends to lack hygienic care. New technology, however, alleviates this issue while also making ...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

28 February 2018

Kotzebue, Alaska, United States

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Elders in Kotzebue, Alaska missed traditional foods like elk, caribou, and whale when they transitioned into assisted living, so a group formed to find a way through federal red tape. Locals, environmental health agen...

Nation Africa

Leopold Obi

17 February 2018

Massi, Kenya

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To prolong the shelf life of mangos, a cash crop in Kenya, members of the Masii Horticultural Farmers Cooperative in Machakos County have found a way to build innovative coolers that will work without a need for elect...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Marco Werman

10 November 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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While great strides have been made, ignorance and misinformation around how HIV is contracted remains to this day. In order to dispell some ignorant ideas, a Toronto hospital that focuses on HIV care created a pop-up ...

The Press of Atlantic City

Thomas Barlas

30 March 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States

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New Jersey legislators are introducing a series of actions that can help drastically reduce food waste and ensure more food is provided to those going hungry. The varied measures include provisions for farms where pos...

Civil Eats

Melissa Terry

27 March 2017

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Leftover food from publicly-funded school meals is not simply an issue of wasted tax dollars and environmental concern, it is a detrimental misallocation of much needed food for many students who still go hungry in sc...

Citizen Matters

Kate Clark

1 September 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In India, the food business has lacked transparency and people have depended upon imported foods that have been chemically treated. New programs, such as Jivabhumi and Organic Mandya, connects consumers with organic f...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

Christian Science Monitor

Lonnie Shekhtman

8 July 2016

Albuquerque, Vermont, United States

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Vermont's passage of a law requiring food that is genetically modified to be labeled spurred action at the national level to create one standard, rather than a patchwork of state laws, that offers food companies sever...

Yes! Magazine

Tristan Ahtone

24 May 2016

Arizona, United States

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Tribal systems are preserving their culture by teaming up with advocates and lawyers to write tribal food codes. Food codes are federal laws that govern food processing, and are supposed to protect consumers. However...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

30 March 2016

United States

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Nutrition labeling on sugary drinks hardly gives understandable measurements so that consumers can make informed choices for their well-being. Outside of the United States, other countries like Mexico have tried the “...

Hakai Magazine

John H. Tibbetts

9 February 2016

Mexico

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Sourcing food locally is an increasingly popular trend. New tracing technologies will make it easier to see where fish are coming from. 

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