Agriculture

Quinoa prices have tripled since 2006

How sustainable is quinoa?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Interest in quinoa has surged among consumers in Europe and the United States – but the rapid increase in its popularity has also given rise to concerns about sustainable production.

Q1 2013: Naturex net profit up 67%

Q1 2013: Naturex net profit up 67%

Naturex has seen sales rise 13.2% to €83.2m in Q1 2013, with Nutrition its star core business performer, leaping about 33% from €22m to just over €29m.

Malaysia enlisting world experts to develop food policies

Malaysia enlisting world experts to develop food policies

By RJ Whitehead

With obesity and diabetes on the rise in Malaysia, the country has been working to bring together domestic scientists with their international counterparts and institutions in the hope of mitigating the problem.

How to feed the world by 2050?

Dispatches from Feeding the World conference in Geneva

'It shouldn't all boil down to yield,' says food systems activist in call to action

By Shane Starling

How to tackle obesity and hunger remains a two-pronged challenge for the agri-food industry, but increasing crop yield is not the answer - instead the focus should be on boosting the nutritional value of crops, claims a sustainable food systems activist.

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