Monday, May 14, 2007

Keeping Food Safe

"The UN's FAO held a conference in Rome last week on Organic Agriculture and Food Security, in partnership with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

The aim was to shed light on the contribution of organic agricultural methods in preserving food security, identify its potential and the conditions needed for its success.

It is estimated that the world's population will increase from six billion to nine billion by 2050, calling for a massive increase in food production to feed the additional mouths.

But Angela Caudle, executive director of IFOAM, said prior to the meeting that food security is not just a matter of production figures. Issues such as war, climate change, disasters and inequality also have a large bearing."

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The industry definitely needs to work on making food safer. People just shouldn't DIE from eating SPINACH. It's insane.