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Entries by Danielle Nierenberg from 07/2011

Reducing Food Waste: Making the Most of Our Abundance

| Posted 07.01.2011 | Food

New statistics from the UN state that roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year.

World Population Day: Agriculture Offers Huge Opportunities for a Planet of 7 Billion

| Posted 07.07.2011 | Impact

Agriculture is emerging as a solution to mitigating climate change, reducing public health problems and costs, making cities more livable, and creating jobs in a stagnant global economy.

Targeting Gaps in the Food Supply Chain: Going Beyond Agricultural Production to Achieve Food Security

| Posted 07.15.2011 | World

Inefficiencies in harvesting, packaging, storing, transporting, marketing and selling, rather than just low yields or poor farming techniques, are often to blame for food shortages and low prices for growers.

The Giving Trees: Five Trees You've Never Heard of that Are Helping to End Hunger

| Posted 07.21.2011 | Food

Nourishing the Planet takes a look at five varieties of tree that you have likely never heard of, but that are helping to alleviate hunger and poverty and protect the environment.

"Land Grabs" in Agriculture: Fairer Deals Needed to Ensure Opportunity for Locals

| Posted 07.27.2011 | World

The trend of international land grabbing -- when governments and private firms invest in or purchase large tracts of land in other countries for the purpose of agricultural production and export -- can have serious consequences.