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How Secure Is Our Food Supply?
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How Secure Is Our Food Supply?

Articles Resource Center How secure is our food supply? It’s easy to take our food supply system for granted, especially for those lucky enough not to have to worry about where their next meal’s coming from. But how secure are our global food systems? Are we guaranteed a future in which supermarket shelves are always overflowing, dams are always full, and good rains always bring abundant harvests? The answer, of course, is no. Now, more than ever before, our future food security is at risk. A new paper[1] by de Raymond et. al takes a close look at the concept of ‘systemic risk’ in relation to global food security. ‘Might food systems lastingly fail to supply, trade, and distribute food?’ ask the authors. ‘Might widespread unsustainable agricultural practices irreversibly alter...
Can Food Innovation Help Defeat Hunger and Malnutrition?
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Can Food Innovation Help Defeat Hunger and Malnutrition?

Articles Resource Center Can food innovation help defeat hunger and malnutrition? Why is it that, despite rapid advances in technology, so many people in the world are still hungry in the 21st century? And how are scientists working with industry, agriculture and governments to tackle hunger and undernourishment? In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a universal call to action to end poverty, promote prosperity and protect the planet.[1]  SDG Goal 2 is ‘Zero Hunger’, and its aims include ending hunger and malnutrition, improving nutrition, and ensuring sustainable agriculture and food security by 2030. [2] But have any of these SDG targets been achieved, and what headway has been made since 2015? Slow progress, exacerbated by Covid-...
Stunting in Children
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Stunting in Children

Articles Resource CenterThere are over 56 million stunted children in Africa. Can fortified foods help? It’s a distressing fact that young children the world over are just not getting the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. According to UNICEF, stunting affects 149 million children globally: ‘Stunting is the devastating result of poor nutrition in-utero and early childhood. Children suffering from stunting may never attain their full possible height and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential.’ [1]  In Africa, 56.6 million children under five are stunted, and in South Africa alone, stunting affects 1.5 million (almost three out of 10) children.[2]  Even more distressing is that stunting cannot be reversed, and has serious long...
Fixing Hidden Hunger
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Fixing Hidden Hunger

Articles Resource Center Fixing 'Hidden Hunger' Have you heard of ‘hidden hunger’? This is a term often used to describe micronutrient malnutrition, a kind of undernourishment that happens when the intake (and absorption) of micronutrients such as zinc, iodine and iron is too low to sustain good health and development.[1] Shockingly, it’s estimated that hidden hunger affects more than two billion individuals worldwide – one in three people.[2]  A number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have a perilously high level of hidden hunger.[3] And according to the Global Hunger Index, of the 3.1 million child deaths that occur annually as a result of undernutrition, an estimated 1.1 million are caused by micronutrient deficiencies.[4] Persistent, chronic deficiencies of iron, zinc an...
Responsible Treats
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Responsible Treats

Articles Resource Center Responsible Treats A spoonful of sugar might help the medicine go down but consuming a high sugar intake can also lead to excessive energy consumption. Without adequate physical activity, excessive energy intake can lead to weight gain and obesity (an important risk factor for heart disease and diabetes). Astonishingly, the World Health Organization (WHO) names childhood obesity as one of the most serious public health issues of the 21st century which is a key reason why Unilever wants to ensure that consumers use sugar responsibly, while also matching consumers’ taste preferences. Given the challenging climate of childhood obesity and social media's impact, we're working to raise awareness about the importance of responsible treats for kids, as descri...
Why we should eat more plants
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Why we should eat more plants

Articles Resource CenterWhy we should eat more plants The way we grow and produce food continues to negatively impact the current global food system. Its impact is far reaching as it contributes to malnutrition as well as low-quality diets that ultimately result in poor health outcomes. Moreover, eating the same foods repeatedly is boring our palate and harming the planet. Mealtime monotony is a global issue as 75% of the global food supply comes from only 12 plant and five animal species. Just three (rice, maize, wheat) make up nearly 60% of plant-based calories despite there being up to 50,000 edible plants species. This not only bores our palates but excludes many valuable sources of nutrition while taking excessive amount of resource from the planet and harmin...
Reinventing Food for Humanity
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Reinventing Food for Humanity

Articles Resource Center Reinventing Food for Humanity Over the years international nutrition activists have increasingly acknowledged access to adequate food, health, and nutritional care as essential human rights embedded in international human rights laws. The right to adequate food was first recognised as a fundamental human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, which states that: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family, including access to food…”.This right eventually became legally binding, making it possible to define access to sufficient nutritional care as a basic human right. The respect for human dignity is understood as the right of a person to be treated ethically and to ...
Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices
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Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices

Articles Resource Centre Adding Flavour With More Herbs & Spices A recent study by Andersen et al has confirmed what health professionals have always known!Using herbs and spices to add flavor to dishes can make it easier for families to make healthier eating choices.This study concentrated on those people who were already suffering from diseases of lifestyle i.e 88% of the sample suffered from hypertension, 63% from diabetes and had a mean BMI of 30.At the end of the second phase of the study, in which the intervention group was counselled.Given spices as well as cooking lessons, mean 24-h sodium excretion was significantly lower in the behavioral intervention than in the self-direction group (mean difference: - 956.8 mg/d) after sodium intake at sc...
Spicy Soya Mince with Samp Beans
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Spicy Soya Mince with Samp Beans

Articles Resource Centre Spicy Soya Mince with Samp Beans Knorrox Soya Mince is an ideal meal enhancer to add flavour and abundance to your pot. Add it to your menu this week. Soya is a good source of protein , Beans good source of fibre , For optimal uptake of iron from beans, combine with vitamin C rich foods like spinachKey ingredients :Mutton Soya/Rajah Mild & Spicy/KNX Chilli Beef Cubes onion, green pepper, samp & Beans Add :1 bunch Chopped Spinach/Pumpkin leavesGet the full recipe here. 
Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo
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Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo

Articles Resource Centre Pumpkin and Broad Bean Sishebo Pumpkin and Broad Beans are complimentary vegetables that bring heartiness to any meal.Cook up a storm with this recipe and let your meal have instant flavour with Knorrox Beef Stock Cubes.For optimal uptake of iron from beans, combine with vitamin C rich foods like tomatoes.Key ingredients :Rajah Mild & Spicy/KNX Beef Cubes (More meatiness, less salt)Onion, tomato, green pepper, pumpkin, broad beans.