In numerous countries around the world, a significant portion of the population suffers from malnourishment. Raising more indigenous crops with higher levels of nutritious protein (for example, in Kenya, this would include grain amaranth and cowpeas)* is one strategy to address food security. However, even a sufficient supply of a nutritious crop may not sustain the population if the safety of the food is compromised. Improperly treated crops and unsanitary handling, as well as both intentional and accidental poisoning can threaten the food supply. There is a need for appropriate measures to ensure safe and sanitary conditions in all steps of the chain of supply and trade from cultivating and harvesting the crop to processing, packaging, shipping, and storing the food.
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Brochure - Feeding the Future Food Safety and Technology in Times of Global Change.pptx