Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields
Mexico aims to boost domestic wheat production 9 percent by 2018, said a government official at a conference in Ciudad Obregon in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
On World Water Day, photos show role water plays in food security
Water plays a vital role in irrigation and food production, accounting for 70 percent of global freshwater withdrawals, according to U.N. Water.
No scientific basis for criticism of wheat as a food staple, nutritionist says
A nutritionist wants to dispel myths generated by claims that the protein found in wheat is unhealthy.
Prioritize food security, not conflict, wheat scientist advises
Heat and drought are a major cause of wheat yield losses worldwide, problems that scientists predict will worsen due to climate change.
‘Gluten-free’ diets put food security, human health at risk – nutritionist
Complete removal of wheat from the human diet would further cripple global efforts to feed the current global population of 7.2 billion, said Julie Miller Jones, a leading nutritionist.
Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts
A discussion paper aims to highlight unsubstantiated nutritional claims about wheat and gluten, while shining a spotlight on the important role of wheat and fiber in human diets.
Ethiopia’s seed co-ops benefit entrepreneurs and smallholder farmers
Government-subsidized farmer-run cooperatives produce high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat seed, accelerating distribution and helping smallholder farmers grow healthy crops.
Global wheat-rust research aids Ethiopian farmers
The 2014 World Food Prize laureate, Sanjaya Rajaram’s adaptable, high-yielding wheat varieties are grown on more than 58 million hectares worldwide.
Q+A: Young scientist wins award for “Taking it to the Farmer”
Conservation agriculture is becoming a vital part of the rural landscape throughout Mexico and Latin America, leading to a major World Food Prize Field award for Bram Govaerts.
Food security successes earn ‘sultan of wheat’ World Food Prize
Sanjaya Rajaram, 2014 World Food Prize laureate, is credited with producing 480 wheat varieties, leading to increased yields and food for more than 1 billion people a year.
Research on climate-resilient wheat keeps Green Revolution on track
As the global population grows from a current 7 billion to a projected 9.6 billion by 2050, wheat breeders involved in the battle to ensure food security face many challenges.