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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Food security "exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."


 

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References

References:

Agriculture and food security: fifth anniversary (editorial, Agriculture and Food Security, 2017)

An overview of agriculture, nutrition and fortification, supplementation and biofortification: Golden Rice as an example for enhancing micronutrient intake (Agriculture and Food Security, 2017)

Golden Rice: instructions for use (Agriculture and Food Security, 2017)

The State of Food Insecurity in the World (FAO, 2015)

What is Food Security? (World Food Programme)

The Beginning of the Green Revolution (University of Minnesota)

Agriculture in 2050: Recalibrating Targets for Sustainable Intensification (BioScience – Oxford Academic)

World Population Clock (US Census Bureau)

World hunger again on the rise, driven by conflict and climate change, new UN report says (World Health Organization)

Green Revolution (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Haber-Bosch process (synthetic fertilizer) (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

History of Pesticide Use (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)

Triticale (Encyclopaedia Brittanica)

Sub1A is an ethylene-response-factor-like gene that confers submergence tolerance to rice (Nature)

Submergence Tolerant Rice: SUB1’s Journey from Landrace to Modern Cultivar (Rice)

Increasing food security (International Rice Research Institute) and Nature (journal paper).

Staple foods: What do people eat? (FAO)

Facts & Figures on Food and Biodiversity (IDRC)

 

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