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Research May Help Planners Predict Food Shortages

As world leaders seek ways to address global food shortages, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are working on a method that could help government planners and relief agencies better prepare for future shortages by predicting the variability of food supplies for specific nations or regions.

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World Food Crisis, China, Air Pollution, rice, Wheat, Ozone

Lower Crop Yields Due to Ozone a Factor in World Food Crisis

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Rising background levels of ozone in the atmosphere are a likely contributor to the global food crisis, since ozone has been shown to damage plants and reduce yields of important crop, including soybeans and wheat.

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Policy Makers, Media Blamed for U.S., World Food Insecurity Problem

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A food security expert at the University at Buffalo says the worldwide food crisis is a direct result of the choices made by policy makers and the lack of attention paid to the food system and its relationship to global warming and fossil fuels.

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Food Crisis, High Prices, Shortage

Political Scientist Discusses the World Food Crisis

The recent increase in food prices throughout the world has caused tremendous social upheaval, says UAB political scientist Nikolaos Zahariadis, Ph.D. Zahariadis is an expert on European public policy and foreign aid and is director of international studies at UAB. He also is author of the new book "State Subsidies in the Global Economy" (2008 Palgrave Macmillan).

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Expert Bites Into the Food Crisis in Asia

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has identified 36 countries that are the most affected by the global food crisis, 10 of which are located in Asia. Central Michigan University history faculty member Randall Doyle is available to speak on how the food crisis is affecting Asia on many different levels.

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Arsenic, Rice Shortage, Toxic Metals, Bangladesh, Asia

Rice Plants That Resist Uptake of Arsenic Could Ease Shortage

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Genetically engineered rice plants that resist the uptake of toxic metals could boost production and ease the shortage of this staple crop in Asia, India and Bangladesh, where irrigation with contaminated groundwater has created soils with toxic levels of arsenic.

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Global Food Crisis: Experts Available to Comment

These leaders from the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America can focus on the challenges that have brought us to the current global food crisis and, more importantly, these experts can present global solutions to where we need to go from here.

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2008 FAPRI Outlook Shows New Bioenergy Mandates Sustain Historically High Commodity Prices

Continuing high crude-oil prices and new bioenergy mandates are expected to sustain prices at historic highs across all agricultural commodities over the next decade, according to the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI).







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