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Food Security: Definition & General Information Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Food Security category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Food Security: Definition & General Information Publications

2018-03-26 : Current World Land Degradation Affecting Health of Billions : Worsening land degradation by human activities undermining well-being of 40% of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. It is also a major contributor to mass human migration and increased conflict.

2018-03-26 : Blood Lead Levels of Flint Children Before and After Water Crisis : Flint children's blood lead levels were nearly three times higher almost a decade before the year of the Flint water crisis, new research shows.

2018-03-23 : Social Stigma Can Stand in the Way of Food Insecurity Screening : Screening for food insecurity at pediatrician's office is effective, but fear of Child Protective Services and complicated referral process could be barriers to food insecure families getting help they need.

2018-02-07 : Research Reveals New Information Regarding Flint Water Crisis : Research team finds majority of Legionnaires disease cases that occurred during 2014-15 outbreak in Genesee County, Michigan, attributed to change in of the City of Flint drinking water supply to the Flint River.

2017-05-15 : Six-Legged Livestock - Edible Insect Farming : Study demonstrates cricket farming can be a sustainable means of producing animal source foods from commercial insect production.

2017-05-05 : Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods : Institute for Global Food Security finds 50% of baby rice food products still contain an illegal level of inorganic arsenic.

2017-04-07 : KFC To Eliminate Use of Medically Important Antibiotics from Chicken Supply : KFC U.S. announces by the end of 2018 all chicken purchased by KFC will be raised without antibiotics important to human medicine.

2017-01-18 : Fish Consumption Advice from U.S. FDA and EPA : FDA and EPA issue final fish consumption advice and chart for pregnant women and others to choose from healthy and safe options.

2016-11-18 : Homeowners Less Likely to Be Food Insecure Than Renters : U.S. Census Bureau reports around 10.5 million people in the U.S. occupy households classified as having low or very low food security.

2016-10-13 : Lifting Children Out of Food Insecurity : Policy improvements to federal food assistance programs would help treat hunger in United States.

2016-07-22 : American Consumers Throw Out 80 Billion Pounds of Food a Year : Research results provide data required to develop efforts to reduce amount of food U.S. consumers toss in the garbage each year.

2016-06-30 : 1 in 6 U.S. Households Still Struggle to Put Food on the Table : Research and Action Center Report Finds U.S. makes progress addressing food hardship, but still millions of Americans live in households that struggle to afford food.

2016-05-28 : Millions Of Eligible Seniors Not Receiving Federal Benefits : Closing the Senior SNAP Gap by helping strengthen food assistance for low-income, food-insecure seniors.

2016-02-24 : Stunted Growth Linked to Dietary Deficiencies : New study links inadequate intake of amino acids in diet to debilitating condition that affects millions worldwide.

2016-02-22 : Botulism: Types and Treatment Information : General information regarding types of Botulism, a neurotoxin that causes flaccid paralysis of muscles.

2016-02-14 : Food Security AAAS 2016: Building Resilience Into the World's Food System : ETH Zurich demonstrate how to build resilience into existing food systems creating higher level of food security using decision making models, big data, and information technology.

2015-09-25 : 50% of American Seafood Supply is Wasted : Research reveals 47% of edible seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste.

2015-04-25 : Why Such Opposition to Genetically Modified (GM) Crops : Explanation as to why such opposition to genetically modified organisms, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to agriculture.

2015-02-24 : Looming Conflicts Over Water Sources : UN report warns without new water-related investments societies worldwide will confront rising desperation and conflicts over the essential resource.

2015-02-08 : White Potatoes Should be Allowed Under WIC : White potatoes should be eligible for purchase with vouchers issued by Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC).

2015-01-31 : Water Wells in US and Canada Tainted by Arsenic : Naturally occurring arsenic in private wells threatens people in many U.S. states and parts of Canada.

2015-01-13 : Call for Changes in Drinking Water Standards : Most of the current secondary maximum contaminant levels implemented by the EPA are more than 50 years old.

2014-05-13 : Drug Contamination In Tap Drinking Water : Information regarding drugs and personal care products used in daily lives that are contaminating drinking water supplies.

2014-04-24 : More US Seniors are Going Hungry Due to Lack of Financial Resources : Seniors who are food insecure report health problems, daily activity limitations and more likely to suffer from depression.

2014-04-09 : Genetically Modified Food Crops International Conference and Debate : GM crops to be debated by leading authorities at Queens University Belfast as part of Food Integrity and Traceability Conference ASSET 2014.

2014-04-06 : Food Quality Will Suffer with Rising CO2 Levels : Study shows food quality is declining under the rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide that we are experiencing.

2014-01-29 : High Level of Food Insecurity Among College Students : Study reveals many students not getting enough healthy food to eat due to rising costs, more low-income and first-generation students attending college.

2013-08-23 : Toxic Nanoparticles May be Entering Our Food Products : Document looks at the potential health risk to humans from nanotechnology based products contaminating fresh produce and other food products.

2013-07-25 : Nitrate Contaminated Water and Birth Defects : Article looks at the use of Potassium nitrate and possible forms of birth defects caused by consumption of nitrates in water during pregnancy.

2013-06-28 : Genetically Modified Foods and Health Risks : Information and examples regarding possible health risks of consuming genetically modified foods in America.

2013-02-22 : The Dangers of Aspartame Artificial Sweetener : Aspartame accounts for more than 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported by the FDA.

2012-09-12 : Leave SNAP Benefits Alone Says Economist : Restructuring SNAP would likely lead to more food insecurity says Craig Gundersen a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois.

2012-08-28 : Antibiotic Residue in Sausage Meat : Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria added to the sausage to make it safe for consumption.

2012-08-27 : SNAP: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) : Information and eligibility for US food stamps now known as The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

2012-02-17 : Organic Food May be Source of Dietary Arsenic : Concentrations of arsenic in commercial food products containing organic brown rice syrup including infant formula cereal energy bars and high energy foods used by athletes.

2011-06-24 : Fluoride Can Damage the Brain - Avoid Use in Children : Prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system.

2011-06-16 : Recycled Cardboard in Food Packaging Risks Contamination : Harmful mineral oils from the printing inks used on cardboard can migrate into food if recycled cardboard is used for food packaging.

2011-06-15 : Bion Responds to Food Safety Issues : Food safety concerns with the recent account of an outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany initially identified as coming from bean sprouts.

2011-06-03 : Hidden Sulfite Food Chemicals Causing Global Pandemic : Sulfites an additive used to make food last longer and look fresher are making millions of people miserable and causing some to get very sick.

2011-05-12 : Local Food Key to Improving Food Security : Access to healthy food will benefit the health of the environment and the people consuming it.

2011-04-15 : US Meat and Poultry Widely Contaminated : Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus present in meat and poultry from US grocery stores at unexpectedly high rates.

2011-03-29 : Hunger Hitting Closer to Home - Map the Meal Gap : Study identifies the county-level distribution of over 50 million food-insecure Americans.

2011-03-09 : Focus on Food Safety as Part of a Healthy Eating Plan : Dietary Guidelines emphasis on importance of food safety and role individuals in keeping foodborne illness out of homes.

2011-02-20 : Health Impacts from Projected Climate Changes : How climate change could increase exposure and risk of human illness originating from ocean coastal and Great Lakes ecosystems.

2011-02-09 : Consumers Value Safer Food : Government regulators could assess the value of improving food safety if they considered that consumers typically want to avoid getting sick.

2010-11-08 : Food Insecurity Increases Risk to Low Income Individuals with Diabetes : Greater food insecurity from recession poses increased risk to low income individuals with diabetes.

2010-10-29 : FDA Awards $18.5 Million in Grants for Food and Feed Safety : Helping state and local regulatory agencies defend against and respond quickly to threats to food supply and outbreaks of foodborne diseases.

2010-10-23 : FDA Heightens Focus on Retail Food Safety : FDA pledged to work closely with governments and operators of restaurants grocery stores and other food service establishments to prevent illness from contaminated food.

2010-10-07 : Fluoridated Water Not Recommended for Infants : New study confirms that bottle-fed infants are overexposed to fluoride.

2010-09-20 : Manganese in Drinking Water May Have Effect on Children's Intellectual Abilities : Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities due to manganese in drinking water.

2010-09-06 : Listeria Bacteria Make Food Poisoning Unpredictable : Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in the elderly and pregnant women.

2010-09-01 : Action Needed to Eliminate Food Insecurity in the U.S. : The American Dietetic Association has published an updated position paper on food insecurity in the United States.

2010-08-19 : Chicago Company Ramps Up Production of Salmonella-Free Eggs : Chicago-based Company Leads World in Production of Salmonella-Free Safe Eggs.

2010-08-19 : Salmonella Poisoning Symptoms, Causes and Information : Information on Salmonella a type of food poisoning causing gastroenteritis diarrhea and other complications.

2010-08-12 : Foods and Foodborne Agent Outbreaks in the United States : CDC Report Looks at Foods and Foodborne Agents Associated with Outbreaks in the United States.

2010-07-19 : When Climate Change Becomes a Health Issue : New study suggests re-framing the issue helps people better understand and relate to climate problem.

2010-07-01 : Shorter Survey Can Better Identify Hungry Children : Study finds that simple 2-question survey can better identify hungry children.

2010-06-01 : Global Warming Information and Facts : Facts and information on effects of global warming and climate changes affecting agriculture output health and quality of life.

2010-01-30 : Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked to Organ Failure : Data strongly suggests GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity.

2009-09-22 : Genetically Modified Food: GM Foods List and Information : Genetically modified foods information including list of GM foods with DNA changes and pros and cons of GM food.

2009-09-09 : Consumer Food Safety and Recalls Website : Latest information on food safety for consumers and families to receive food recalls.

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