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Feeding the world

A rapidly expanding population, storage methods, food waste, famine… How can we produce enough and distribute the fruit of the land and the sea equitably?

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22.11.2014 Birgit Albrecht
Ninety million tons of food are tossed into waste bins in the EU each year. Loaded onto lorries, this would be enough to circle the earth. In Berlin several initiatives have been launched to fight food waste.
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15.11.2014 Andreas Kohli

In the Indian city of Delhi, the Sikh community serves thousands of free meals a day.

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15.11.2014 Annika Gil
In Mali, a home-cooked meal costs just USD 0.17, compared to USD 5.5 in the USA. However, the African cook spends nearly half of his or her income on food, whereas the American spends just 6.6%. On the other hand, the African's meal will be higher in fibre and complex carbohydrates and lower in fats than the American's meal.
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15.11.2014 Andreas Kohli
We need to do some rethinking if we are to overcome the problem of world hunger. Al Imfeld argues in favour of ditching taboos worldwide and overcoming rigid attitudes.
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15.11.2014 Andreas Kohli
Malnutrition is one of the most alarming consequences of poverty and social inequality. Some people don’t have enough to eat, while others throw half their food away. The UN calls hunger the world’s “greatest solvable problem”. What solutions does agricultural research have to offer? According to ETH professor Nina Buchmann, a variety of approaches are necessary to eliminate world hunger. 
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15.11.2014 Annika Gil
Since time immemorial, humans have tried to improve their health through their diet. This has resulted in ironic turnabouts in beliefs about what constitutes healthy, rich or inadequate food: the Middle Ages feared fresh fruit, the 1950s sung the praises of sugar, the early 21st century demonises gluten, while “100% natural” is just part of the cycle, periodically calling us to order.
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