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Climate change will strongly influence human well-being through changes in food production, water availability, spread of infectious diseases, and frequency of heat waves.

The mosquito that trasmits dengue fever obtaining a blood meal from the photographer.

James Gathany, CDC

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International Food Security Assessment: 2012-22 Last Updated on 2012-08-11 00:00:00 Food security is estimated to improve slightly in 2012 as the number of food-insecure people in the 76 countries covered in this report declines from 814 million in 2011 to 802 million in 2012. The share of the population that is food insecure remains at 24 percent. Over the next decade, the share of the population that is food insecure is projected to decline from 24 percent in 2012 to 21 percent in 2022, but the number of food insecure people is projected to increase by 37 million. Regionally, food insecurity is projected to remain most severe in Sub-Saharan Africa. Food-insecure people are defined as those consuming less than the nutritional target of roughly 2,100 calories per day per person. International Food Security Assessment: 2012-22 The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) has, since the late 1970s, reported annually on food security... More »
CIGAR Consortium Last Updated on 2012-07-09 12:25:24 The CGIAR Consortium is a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food secure future. CGIAR Consortium The name CGIAR comes from the acronym for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. In 2008 the CGIAR underwent a major transformation. To reflect this and yet retain our roots we have kept CGIAR as our name. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, improving human health and nutrition, and ensuring more sustainable management of natural resources. It is carried out by 15 Centers, that are members of the CGIAR Consortium, in close collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations, including national and regional research institutes, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector. The 15 Research Centers generate and disseminate knowledge,... More »
Climate Change, Crop Yields, and Undernutrition Last Updated on 2012-01-02 00:00:00 This podcast with Sari Kovats of the Department of Social and Environmental Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine was produced by Ashley Ahearn*. It appeared first in Environmental Health Perspectives—the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The article is a verbatim version of the original and is not available for edits or additions by Encyclopedia of Earth editors or authors. Companion articles on the same topic that are editable may exist within the Encyclopedia of Earth. Climate Change, Crop Yields, and Undernutrition, with Sari Kovats Editor's Summary With more than 1 billion people estimated to not have enough to eat, food security is a pervasive problem. An estimated one-third of the global burden of disease afflicting children under the age of 5 is caused by... More »
Seafood safety after the Deepwater Horizon blowout Last Updated on 2011-08-10 00:00:00 How sure can the public be about the relative safety of marine-based food products harvested from the Gulf of Mexico following the much publicised Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 20, 2010? This research article, written by Julia M. Gohlke, Dzigbodi Doke, Meghan Tipre, Mark Leader, and Timothy Fitzgerald*, appeared first in Environmental Health Perspectives—the peer-reviewed, open access journal of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The article is a verbatim version of the original and is not available for edits or additions by Encyclopedia of Earth editors or authors. Companion articles on the same topic that are editable may exist within the Encyclopedia of Earth. A Review of Seafood Safety after the Deepwater Horizon Blowout Background: The Deepwater... More »