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World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity

253_FoodThe Pig Site – The FAO believes that understanding more about food production can address the current challenges that beset policy makers as 2 billion people in the world go malnourished and 1.4 billion are classed as overweight. The costs of malnutrition, through lost productivity and healthcare, could be as high as five per cent of global income, the FAO has revealed. Other revealing figures are laid out in the group’s World Food Day paper which communicates a simple ethos: Healthy People Depend on Healthy Food Systems. The report explains the importance of eating a ‘variety of foods’ and that this involves a balance of quality and quantity to provide a full range of nutrients… Continue Reading

Source ant Photo: The Pig Site, October 18th, 2013
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Brazilian group maps algal diversity in the state of São Paulo

24By Karina Toledo

Agência FAPESP – With the help of molecular techniques such as gene sequencing and DNA barcoding, scientists at the University of São Paulo (USP) are completing the most complete survey conducted to date regarding the biodiversity of red macroalgae in the state of São Paulo.

The study is being conducted under the scope of a Thematic Project led by Mariana Cabral de Oliveira of the USP Biosciences Institute.

Some of the findings were presented September 26 during FAPESP Week London. The event was held by FAPESP with support from the British Council and the Royal Society.

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