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Off-farm activities are a growing share of food-system greenhouse gas emissions

The UN FAO has said that the Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to land use changes such as converting forests to agricultural land have been decreasing over the past 20 years, a decline that has been counterbalanced by increased emissions – notably high in industrialized countries – from off-farm activities before and after food production.

Agriculture

Off-farm activities are a growing share of food-system greenhouse gas emissions

The UN FAO has said that the Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to land use changes such as converting forests to agricultural land have been decreasing over the past 20 years, a decline that has been counterbalanced by increased emissions – notably high in industrialized countries – from off-farm activities before and after food production.

Health

Plans to improve food safety and protect people from disease afoot

Every year 600 million cases of foodborne illnesses are reported.  In 2010, 420 000 people died due to such diseases as salmonella and E.coli infection, a third of them children under five years of age. It is estimated that this figure is increasing year after year, but it is difficult to get a clear picture of the

Agriculture

Off-farm activities are a growing share of food-system greenhouse gas emissions

The UN FAO has said that the Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to land use changes such as converting forests to agricultural land have been decreasing over the past 20 years, a decline that has been counterbalanced by increased emissions – notably high in industrialized countries – from off-farm activities before and after food production.

Environment

Winch Energy Launches Crowdfunding For Off-Grid Renewables

Off-grid utilities provider, Winch Energy, is seeking to secure up to £1.5 million through a crowdfunding campaign for projects to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda. The Crowdcube campaign is part of an overall fundraising plan over the next two years and follows Winch Energy’s recent closure of the

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