Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day
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Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day

The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide, the United Nations General Council last year proclaimed June 7 as World Food Safety Day, with this Friday marking its first observance. Continue reading

Celebrating the inaugural #WorldFoodSafetyDay: A focus on food safety research at ILRI
A4NH / AHH / Southeast Asia

Celebrating the inaugural #WorldFoodSafetyDay: A focus on food safety research at ILRI

Originally posted on AgHealth:
Food market near Khulungira Village, in central Malawi (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). Today marks the first ever World Food Safety Day following the adoption in December 2018 of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to set aside 7 June of every year to celebrate the benefits of safe food…

ILRI annual report goes online
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ILRI annual report goes online

Originally posted on ILRI news:
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has published its annual report for 2018, and for the first time in its publication history, the report is primarily online. Going digital was done to save paper, match the best practices of other organizations within  CGIAR, and just generally speaking jump into the…

ILRI’s support for South-South partnership to improve food safety in Asia
A4NH / Asia / Bangladesh / Cambodia / Food Safety / ILRI / Thailand / Vietnam

ILRI’s support for South-South partnership to improve food safety in Asia

Mutual learning and partnership among developing countries in Asia can help address alarming food safety issues The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) scientists are scaling up lessons of food safety research and capacity development originally developed in Vietnam to neighbouring countries. Thus far, they have trained more than 100 stakeholders in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Thailand … Continue reading

On a frugal continent of ‘economic vegetarians’, consuming more meat means longer, healthier lives—The Economist
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On a frugal continent of ‘economic vegetarians’, consuming more meat means longer, healthier lives—The Economist

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
A slaughterhouse in Maputo, Mozambique (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). The Economist reports that the future of food lies in Africa. And why that’s a good thing. Read on to find out why. As Africans get richer, they will eat more meat and live longer, healthier lives ‘. . . Between…

More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
Animal Health / Asia / Cambodia / China / ILRI / Pigs / Vaccines / Vietnam

More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Pigs at the Drestry Farm Industry commercial farm in Asia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills nearly 100% of the pigs it infects. The good news is that the African swine fever virus does not infect…