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Our Best Food System Solutions Stories of 2020

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-31 Thu 05:00
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Amidst the darkness and loss of 2020, Civil Eats has remained committed to prioritizing solutions journalism. Our stories have featured many inspiring examples of community-based solutions designed to address the systemic challenges and logjams that have been illuminated since the pandemic began. We know many of you appreciated these rays of hope, and we’re ending our publishing year by sharing our best examples of humanity. Good bye, 2020—and here’s to a better 2021!

The pros and cons of emerging technology in our food system

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-22 Tue 10:00
2020-Dec-22 Tue 10:00
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Emerging technologies for food systems, however optimistic, all have some potential negative trade-offs. This is pointed out in a new international study in which WUR also participated. “We have to find the best way to achieve all Sustainable Development Goals at the same time.” Humanity faces the grand…

"Artificial Intelligence improves America’s food system"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-11 Fri 11:15
2020-Dec-11 Fri 11:15
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Technology is everywhere in the 21st century, and America’s food system is no exception. Scientists with the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC), at the University of California (UC) – Davis, have joined forces with over 40 researchers from six…

FAO and partners advocate for inclusive food systems to combat rural poverty

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-02 Wed 16:25
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The event "Transforming agri-food systems and fostering inclusive rural development in the context of COVID-19 to end rural poverty" was held virtually, on the side-lines of the UN General Assembly's Special Session in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 15:11
2020-Nov-10 Tue 15:11
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🌎America is hungrier than ever for sustainable food systems. Can they build them?

In the spring of 2020, many small farms across the U.S. found themselves in a bittersweet predicament. Restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus were forcing restaurants — major buyers for the local farms that serve urban areas — to shut down. The loss of these key customers might have wiped out many of these local growers, if not for another COVID-19-induced phenomenon: individual shoppers started calling — and calling — and calling.

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FAO launches Food Coalition to lift food access, sustainable agri-food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:12
2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:12
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FAO launched the Food Coalition to prevent the COVID-19 international health emergency from triggering a catastrophic world food crisis.

📄 UK food system mapped and quantified in new report

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 13:51
2020-Nov-04 Wed 13:51
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500Foods shared this story from HD.com. The expansive UK food system has been mapped and quantified in a new report that reveals both the value of the agri-food sector and the multiple challenges it faces. Mapping the UK Food System – A Report for the UKRI Transforming UK Food Systems Programme is the inaugural report published by the £47.5M…

New Artificial Intelligence institute for next generation food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-27 Thu 09:22
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The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence, or AI, technologies. The award is part of a larger…

Connecting technology & business to create healthy, resilient food systems

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:54
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The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual. This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. Farm operators, food retailers and investors will present live, before…

'Canadians take note, now is the time to invest in greenhouse production'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-29 Mon 10:53
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Now is the time for more Canadian farms to learn about and invest in advanced greenhouse food production. The impacts from the pandemic opens the possibility for visionary changes to Canadian food systems. Not only can greenhouse production increase food security among vulnerable populations, the…