Category Archives: Food Security

OCEAN energy sector will play a key role towards achieving a carbon-free Europe by 2050 – Blue Economy report

The European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella opened on May 16, 2019, the 2019 European Maritime Day conference in Lisbon whose main focus was boosting a “blue” economy. The EC also launched the second edition of its Blue Economy Report.

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IFFO-hosted side event at COFI 33: “Aquaculture industry stakeholders communicate vital role in global food security at FAO event”

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ALTERNATIVE feed sources… “Making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production” would avoid depletion of forage fish populations – Study

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TRADEOFFS…. Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of entire Mekong River region

Continue reading TRADEOFFS…. Hydropower in Cambodia could threaten food security of entire Mekong River region

UNIVERSITY of Stirling nets £22 million for international research hubs; incl. £17m for new Institute of Aquaculture and Global Aquatic Food Security facility

Continue reading UNIVERSITY of Stirling nets £22 million for international research hubs; incl. £17m for new Institute of Aquaculture and Global Aquatic Food Security facility

ROUNDTABLE on international actions for the development of insect Industry: towards a global collaboration between regional associations

Continue reading ROUNDTABLE on international actions for the development of insect Industry: towards a global collaboration between regional associations

“THREAT of antimicrobial resistance is well established in bacteria, but has largely been neglected in fungi”… could lead to ‘global food shortages in future’

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Of “CHEAP new way to create GM foods” & “Regulatory stranglehold on gene editing would threaten sustainability of global food animal supply”…

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CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

Continue reading CERMAQ first corporation to joins UN Global Compact Ocean Action Platform; Release of 2017 Sustainability Report

IFFO responds to National Geographic: “Reality is that there is an opportunity for alternative ingredients like insect meal without needing to displace fishmeal”

Continue reading IFFO responds to National Geographic: “Reality is that there is an opportunity for alternative ingredients like insect meal without needing to displace fishmeal”

NATIONAL Geographic focuses on insect-eating farmed salmon: ‘Getting rid of fishmeal & showing safety, economic & environmental potential’

Continue reading NATIONAL Geographic focuses on insect-eating farmed salmon: ‘Getting rid of fishmeal & showing safety, economic & environmental potential’

EC’s top scientific advisers publish opinion on Food from the Oceans; Role of mariculture/aquaculture & IMTA highlighted

Today (November 30, 2017), the High Level Group of the Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism has published (dated Nov. 29) a new 80-page scientific opinion on ‘Food from the Oceans’ titled “Food from the Oceans – How can more food and biomass be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits?”. The advisers were asked to look at how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits.

“The scientific evidence unambiguously points to sustainable “culture” and “capture” at lower trophic levels (i.e. levels in the ocean food web below the carnivore levels currently mostly exploited) as the way to bring about such an increase. Furthermore, the greatest and most feasible potential identified for expansion globally lies in mariculture (i.e. marine aquaculture) – notably of herbivore filter feeders (e.g. molluscs) for direct human consumption or, together with cultivated algae, as a more ecologically efficient source of feed for farmed marine carnivores (e.g. finfish, shrimp, etc.). At the same time, much still needs to be done to improve the management of capture fisheries in order to preserve this vital source of nutrition and livelihood for a significant proportion of the global population.”

The 80-page scientific opinion is  available online here: http://ec.europa.eu/research/sam/pdf/sam_food-from-oceans_report.pdf

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ORGANIC foods: Asian country markets reporting double-digit growth; Sales to reach US$10bn in coming years; Driven by food safety & quality concerns

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IPIFF underlines role insects for food & feed could play in answering global societal challenges at high-level EU event

Continue reading IPIFF underlines role insects for food & feed could play in answering global societal challenges at high-level EU event

“PACIFIC Island countries could lose 50-80% of fish in local waters under climate change” – Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program study

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RURAL areas, too long seen as poverty traps, key to economic growth in developing countries; “sweeping transformations needed” – FAO

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OUR Ocean kicks off in Malta: “The sea is a global common. It is Our Ocean because it belongs to humanity, to each and every human being” – Mogherini

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OF “the most appropriate use of Peruvian anchovy”: New IFFO & SNP factsheet ‘Why feed not food?’ to challenge “common misconceptions”

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EU & FAO join forces to take action on food waste and antimicrobial resistance: “AMR marks a grave societal and economic burden”

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NOAA brings “special spotlight on aquaculture” ahead of U.S. National Seafood Month: “Momentum Grows for Aquaculture in the USA” – #AquacultureWeek

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