Food security

Millions of people are undernourished globally and with the population growing, food security is a major concern. Food security is multifaceted, requiring advancements in food safety, ensuring products have a good shelf life, reducing spoilage and providing dietary additions to improve the nutrient intake of the population. The application of microbiology is far reaching, and new approaches are required to maintain food security. Through an improved understanding of plant-microbe interactions, it is possible to forecast and mitigate food shortages.


Microbes can create a more peaceful world: Scientists call to action

Microorganisms should be ‘weaponised’ to stave off conflicts across the globe, according to a team of eminent microbiologists.

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Iceland could feed Europe with cyanobacteria reactors powered by renewables

Iceland could play a pivotal role in European food security, providing over 40 million Europeans with a safe, sustainable, and locally-produced protein source over the next decade, while mitigating over 700 million tons of CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.

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