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10 international organizations for worldwide food security

Many non-profit organizations and research teams are tackling the issue of food security, on local and national/international levels. These are just a few worth noting: • Arava Institute for Environmental Studies: In Israel, this academic hub is focused on the preservation of arid lands and their natural resources in the Middle East. • Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition: A …

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Oh Can-ola!

Since first appearing on the Canadian agricultural stage 60 years ago, a tiny, bright yellow flower achieved star status as a new cooking oil and biodiesel source that’s both good for humans and for the planet.  Canola, a name which combines “Canada” and “oil,” was developed by researchers and oilseed breeders at the University of Manitoba in the 1960s and …

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The UBC farm

Run by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, this research program probes the complexities of crop resiliency.

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10 research projects in B.C. seeking agricultural solutions

The Farm Adaptation Innovator Program – which began as a pilot in 2014, delivering $1.75 million in funding to 15 projects, involving more than 140 organizations and partners – is currently supporting a wide variety of applied research projects that are exploring solutions for crop resilience, soil health and water management issues. In collaboration with nearly 50 partners from government …

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