Food Security: Definition and General Information Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-14
Summary: Our library below features 71 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Food Security Information category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Food Security Information Publications
The Number of World Farms to Halve by 2100
Consolidation in farming can lead to improved labor productivity and economic growth with a larger workforce in non-farm employment and improved management systems.
Publish Date: 2023-05-16
Poverty Now the Fourth Greatest Cause of American Deaths
Analysis estimated number of poverty deaths by analyzing income and death data from household surveys from the Cross-National Equivalent File.
Publish Date: 2023-04-17
Protecting Food Crops from Climate Change and Disruptions
As climate and security crises continue to destabilize food sources, researchers are taking a critical look at how we produce food and the systems behind food supplies.
Publish Date: 2023-03-29
Eating to Nourish People While Protecting The Planet
Integrated action across society is needed to provide diets with enough vitamins and minerals while protecting the planet.
Publish Date: 2023-03-07
U.S. Dollar Stores Fast Becoming Growing Food Retailers
An expert study reveals that American dollar stores are permeating the food market, especially in rural areas of the U.S..
Publish Date: 2023-01-21
Investing in Sustainable Food Cold Chains Crucial Amid Food and Climate Crises
At a time when the international community must act to address the climate and food crises, sustainable food cold chains can make a massive difference.
Publish Date: 2022-11-12
The Relationship of Food and Health : Jasmin Peschke
Jasmin Peschke finds it essential to look beyond the ingredients and understand food quality as an expression of the relationship with the lifeworld.
Publish Date: 2021-02-26
Humanitarian Crisis in the Sahel
Large-scale population displacements, armed attacks and high levels of food insecurity have contributed to a humanitarian emergency in the 3 border zone of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
Publish Date: 2019-11-06 - Updated: 2019-11-07
UN World Food Safety Day (WFSD)
United Nations Global World Food Safety Awareness Day occurs annually on 7th June and aims to strengthen efforts to ensure food we eat is safe.
Publish Date: 2019-06-07 - Updated: 2023-05-28
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.
Publish Date: 2018-03-26 - Updated: 2018-10-10
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.
Publish Date: 2018-03-26
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.
Publish Date: 2018-03-23
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.
Publish Date: 2018-02-07 - Updated: 2018-03-26
Six-Legged Livestock - Edible Insect Farming
Study demonstrates cricket farming can be a sustainable means of producing animal source foods from commercial insect production.
Publish Date: 2017-05-15 - Updated: 2018-10-10
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.
Publish Date: 2017-05-05
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.
Publish Date: 2017-04-07
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.
Publish Date: 2017-01-18 - Updated: 2020-03-19
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.
Publish Date: 2016-11-18 - Updated: 2020-09-11
Lifting Children Out of Food Insecurity
Policy improvements to federal food assistance programs would help treat hunger in United States.
Publish Date: 2016-10-13
Americans 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.
Publish Date: 2016-07-22 - Updated: 2020-10-03
1 in 6 American Households 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.
Publish Date: 2016-06-30 - Updated: 2020-10-06
Millions Of Eligible Seniors Not Receiving Federal Benefits
Closing the Senior SNAP Gap by helping strengthen food assistance for low-income, food-insecure seniors.
Publish Date: 2016-05-28
Stunted Growth Linked to Dietary Deficiencies
New study links inadequate intake of amino acids in diet to debilitating condition that affects millions worldwide.
Publish Date: 2016-02-24
Botulism: Types and Treatment Information
General information regarding types of Botulism, a neurotoxin that causes flaccid paralysis of muscles.
Publish Date: 2016-02-22 - Updated: 2018-03-16
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.
Publish Date: 2016-02-14 - Updated: 2020-07-25
50% of American Seafood Supply is Wasted
Research reveals 47% of edible seafood supply is lost each year, mainly from consumer waste.
Publish Date: 2015-09-25 - Updated: 2020-12-17
Why Such Opposition to Genetically Modified (GM) Crops
Explanation of opposition to genetically modified organisms, despite positive contributions GM crops have made to agriculture.
Publish Date: 2015-04-25 - Updated: 2021-01-06
Future Conflicts Over Water Sources
UN report warns without new water-related investments societies worldwide will confront rising desperation and conflicts over the essential resource.
Publish Date: 2015-02-24 - Updated: 2020-10-06
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).
Publish Date: 2015-02-08 - Updated: 2021-09-08
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.
Publish Date: 2015-01-31 - Updated: 2023-02-22
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.
Publish Date: 2015-01-13
Drug Contamination in U.S. Tap Drinking Water
Information regarding drugs and personal care products used in daily lives that are contaminating drinking water supplies.
Publish Date: 2014-05-13 - Updated: 2021-08-29
U.S. Seniors Going Hungry Due to Lack of Money
Seniors who are food insecure reported higher incidence of diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart attack, gum disease, and a host of other health problems than adults their age who are food secure.
Publish Date: 2014-04-24 - Updated: 2021-07-30
Genetically Modified Food Crops Conference and Debate
GM crops to be debated by leading authorities at Queens University Belfast as part of Food Integrity and Traceability Conference.
Publish Date: 2014-04-09 - Updated: 2021-08-09
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.
Publish Date: 2014-04-06 - Updated: 2018-10-10
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.
Publish Date: 2014-01-29
Toxic Nanoparticles Entering Food Products
Document looks at the potential health risk to humans from nanotechnology based products contaminating fresh produce and other food products.
Publish Date: 2013-08-23 - Updated: 2022-01-20
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.
Publish Date: 2013-07-25 - Updated: 2021-10-30
Health Risks of Genetically Modified Food
Information and examples regarding possible health risks of consuming genetically modified foods in America.
Publish Date: 2013-06-28 - Updated: 2022-08-21
Dangers of Aspartame Artificial Sweetener
Aspartame accounts for more than 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported by the U.S. FDA.
Publish Date: 2013-02-22 - Updated: 2022-08-19
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.
Publish Date: 2012-09-12
Antibiotic Residue in Sausage Meat May Promote Pathogen Survival
Antibiotic residues in uncured pepperoni or salami meat potent enough to weaken helpful bacteria added to the sausage to make it safe for consumption.
Publish Date: 2012-08-28 - Updated: 2021-08-02
SNAP: U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps)
Information and eligibility for US food stamps now known as The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Publish Date: 2012-08-27 - Updated: 2022-02-14
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.
Publish Date: 2012-02-17 - Updated: 2021-10-15
Fluoride Can Damage the Brain
Prolonged ingestion of fluoride may cause significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system.
Publish Date: 2011-06-24 - Updated: 2022-02-26
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-16 - Updated: 2015-04-19
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-15
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-03 - Updated: 2022-03-17
Local Food Key to Improving Food Security
Access to healthy food will benefit the health of the environment and the people consuming it.
Publish Date: 2011-05-12
U.S. Meat and Poultry Widely Contaminated with Staphylococcus Aureus
Drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus Aureus present in meat and poultry from American grocery stores at unexpectedly high rates.
Publish Date: 2011-04-15 - Updated: 2022-04-24
Hunger Hitting Closer to Home - Map the Meal Gap
Study identifies the county-level distribution of over 50 million food-insecure Americans.
Publish Date: 2011-03-29
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.
Publish Date: 2011-03-09 - Updated: 2014-04-15
Health Impact from Climate Change
Climate projections show human health impacts possible within 30 years as studies demonstrate potential increases in waterborne toxins and microbes.
Publish Date: 2011-02-20 - Updated: 2022-05-29
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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-09
Food Insecurity Increases Risk to Low Income Individuals with Diabetes
Greater food insecurity from recession poses increased risk to low income individuals with diabetes.
Publish Date: 2010-11-08 - Updated: 2015-03-18
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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-29
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.
Publish Date: 2010-10-23 - Updated: 2018-06-15
Fluoridated Water Not Recommended for Infants
Research study confirms infants fed formula reconstituted with fluoridated water are at greater risk of developing discolored teeth (dental fluorosis).
Publish Date: 2010-10-07 - Updated: 2020-03-30
Manganese in Drinking Water May Effect Child Intellectual Abilities
Study suggests adverse effects on children's intellectual abilities due to manganese in drinking water.
Publish Date: 2010-09-20 - Updated: 2022-06-19
Listeria Bacteria Make Food Poisoning Unpredictable
Listeria bacteria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in the elderly and pregnant women.
Publish Date: 2010-09-06 - Updated: 2014-04-15
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.
Publish Date: 2010-09-01
Chicago Company Ramps Up Production of Salmonella-Free Eggs
Chicago-based Company Leads World in Production of Salmonella-Free Safe Eggs.
Publish Date: 2010-08-19
Salmonella Poisoning Symptoms, Causes and Information
Information on Salmonella a type of food poisoning causing gastroenteritis diarrhea and other complications.
Publish Date: 2010-08-19 - Updated: 2010-09-01
Foods and Foodborne Agent Outbreaks in the United States
CDC Report Looks at Foods and Foodborne Agents Associated with Outbreaks in the United States.
Publish Date: 2010-08-12 - Updated: 2016-06-13
When Climate Change Becomes a Health Issue
New study suggests re-framing the issue helps people better understand and relate to climate problem.
Publish Date: 2010-07-19 - Updated: 2018-10-10
Shorter Survey Can Better Identify Hungry Children
Study finds that simple 2-question survey can better identify hungry children.
Publish Date: 2010-07-01 - Updated: 2018-01-26
Risky Food-Safety More Common Than Thought
Caught on video camera how safe is the food we get from restaurants cafeterias and other food-service providers.
Publish Date: 2010-06-08 - Updated: 2018-12-08
Global Warming Information and Facts
Facts and information on effects of global warming and climate changes affecting agriculture output health and quality of life.
Publish Date: 2010-06-01 - Updated: 2018-10-10
Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked to Organ Failure
Data strongly suggests GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity.
Publish Date: 2010-01-30 - Updated: 2018-05-29
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.
Publish Date: 2009-09-22 - Updated: 2022-08-21
Consumer Food Safety and Recalls Website
Latest information on food safety for consumers and families to receive food recalls.
Publish Date: 2009-09-09 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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