Food Systems, Agriculture, and Climate Change

Friedman at ICN

Friedman at ICN

Once every four years, nutrition researchers, scientists, and policy makers from across the globe convene in a different locale for the International Union of Nutrition Scientists (IUNS) International Congress of Nutrition (ICN).

This year marks the 21st session, to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the first time. The chosen theme, “From Sciences to Nutrition Security” is particularly relevant in an era in which we are seeing many developing and ongoing global nutrition security crises due in no small part to the effects of climate change.

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Trouble Brewing for Tea

Tufts researchers are finding that climate change is affecting the growing and harvesting of tea, creating small differences that could have big consequences.

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Shaping the Global Nutrition Agenda

Friedman students tasked to represent views of North America in a global dialogue in Rome: Young scientists actively involved in UN priority-setting around the global actions needed to achieve healthy diets and nutrition

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

Center for Nutrition Assistance Research To Enhance Food Security and Dietary Quality

USDA Awards New RIDGE Center to Partnership of Tufts and UConn.

 

New Entry Awarded Grant

New Entry Awarded Grant

More Help is On the Way for New Farmers and Ranchers: USDA NIFA Apprenticeship Award to New Entry Sustainable Farming Project for National Farm and Ranch Learning Network

Feeding a Growing Population

Feeding a Growing Population

U.S. land capacity for feeding people could expand with dietary changes

New model suggests that vegetarian diet with dairy products could feed the greatest number of people when compared to other diets

4th Annual Symposium on Agriculture to Nutrition in Nepal

4th Annual Symposium on Agriculture to Nutrition in Nepal

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition has launched the 4th Annual Agriculture to Nutrition Scientific Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal: "Minding the Gaps Along the Agriculture-to-Nutrition Pathway." This symposium is a platform to share research findings, program evaluations, and evidence-based policy initiatives on multi-sectoral approaches to improve the nutrition and health of people in Nepal.

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy Week

Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health Academy Week

Friedman researchers are participating in the 2016 Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week. For five days, the global community of interdisciplinary researchers and research-users working at intersection of agriculture-food systems, health and nutrition convene in Ethiopia to learn, share, and strengthen collaborative partnerships with the goal of improving nutrition and health.

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

Understanding Genetically Engineered Crops

In a new report, a group of nationally eminent scientists say that genetically modified foods are safe to eat, but they also note that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish between genetic engineering and conventional plant breeding and their impacts on health and the environment.

A Science-Based Look at Genetically Engineered Crops

A Science-Based Look at Genetically Engineered Crops

The National Academies Press has released a report titled "Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects."

Timothy Griffin, associate professor and director of Friedman's Agriculture, Food and Environment program, served on the Committee on Genetically Engineered Crops, providing his expertise related to farming productivity and environmental impacts. 

Alice Lichtenstein, Friedman professor, senior scientist, and director of the HNRCA's Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory provided input as a member of the Food and Nutrition Board. 

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