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IMPACT STORY: THE HIDDEN HUNGER
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Danforth Center scientists are working to help end micronutrient deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa, one cassava root at a time.

IMPACT STORY: THE HIDDEN HUNGER, When Kebi’s grandson fell sick in their rural village outside Umudike, Nigeria, the nurse told her that despite his well-fed appearance, the young boy was suffering from iron deficiency. Researchers at the Danforth Center hope to change that… Cassava farmer in Nigeria tending her crop to support her family. Cassava feeds 500 million people in sub, development. Doctors sometimes call this micronutrient deficiency the “hidden hunger.” Inadequate iron
Region’s BioScience Leaders Step Up to the Plate to Fight Hunger
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Special event on Sunday, August 28 to raise funds to fight world hunger ST. LOUIS, MO, July 27, 2011 – Cardinals’ fans are invited to learn how plant and life sciences are a homerun for St. Louis during “BioScience Day at the Ballpark,” Sunday, Augus ...
Region’s BioScience Leaders Step Up to the Plate to Fight Hunger, Special event on Sunday, August 28 to raise funds to fight world hunger ST. LOUIS, MO, July 27, 2011 – Cardinals’ fans, to the plate to fight hunger at Busch Stadium. Fans will have a chance to connect with several, awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. Cardinals’ fans who, solutions to critical issues such as world hunger and energy independence,” said William H. Danforth, chair
Improving Investments, Policies, and Productivity Is Critical to Combating Hunger and Malnutrition
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St. Louis, MO—Global demand for major grains, such as maize, rice, and wheat, is projected to increase by nearly 48 percent from 2000-2025 and by 70 percent between 2000 and 2050, according to research presented by Mark Rosegrant, who delivered ...
Improving Investments, Policies, and Productivity Is Critical to Combating Hunger and Malnutrition, St. Louis, MO—Global demand for major grains, such as maize, rice, and wheat, is projected to increase by nearly 48 percent from 2000-2025 and by 70 percent between 2000 and 2050, according, that progress in the fight against hunger and poverty is sustainable.” The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks sustainable solutions for ending hunger and poverty. IFPRI
(stltoday.com) Student talks about her effort to help end hunger
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by Mary Shapiro Food for the hungry is a focus for Hannah Hightower, 17, of Des Peres. Earlier this year, she helped feed children in Tanzania with 350,000 food packages made by her, her Visitation Academy classmates and students from other schoo ...
(stltoday.com) Student talks about her effort to help end hunger, by Mary Shapiro Food for the hungry is a focus for Hannah Hightower, 17, of Des Peres. Earlier this year, she helped feed children, in Creve Coeur. A passion for helping those suffering from hunger was created after she became a member, together packets of food led to her determination to alleviate world hunger and malnutrition. Hannah, on getting food. A lot of people here can't grasp that concept: the effect hunger has on world culture
Danforth Center Volunteer Ted Medlin of Memphis Honored for Leadership of Global Hunger and Peace Initiative
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More than 700,000 Children Ultimately Fed! ST. LOUIS, MO, January 13, 2011– A child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses according to reports by the World Health Organization. In both Memphis, TN and St. Louis, MO, volunt ...
Danforth Center Volunteer Ted Medlin of Memphis Honored for Leadership of Global Hunger and Peace Initiative , More than 700,000 Children Ultimately Fed! ST. LOUIS, MO, January 13, 2011, awareness, understanding and informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. The Danforth, greenhouses, meet members of the international team and explore the long-term health and hunger, more than a billion people from the scourge of hunger and malnutrition around the world, particularly
Conversation Speakers discuss Solutions to Eradicate Global Hunger
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Together We Can Help End Hunger and Improve the Environment
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Together We Can Help End Hunger and Improve the Environment, With the birth of agriculture, human beings flourished. Today, the intimate balance between people, planet and plants is threatened. We must find a way to make sure we have enough food and energy for people while preserving a livable, sustainable environment now and for the future. At the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center we work to harness the power of plants to make this balance possible. Today, as this challenge grows more
(St. Louis Public Radio) In a race to prevent hunger, Danforth researchers use CRISPR to gene-edit cassava
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To prove that a new-gene editing technology could be used to alter the cassava plant, scientists in the St. Louis suburbs zeroed in on a gene used to process chlorophyll. Before long, they had petri dishes full of seedlings that were white as chalk.
(St. Louis Public Radio) In a race to prevent hunger, Danforth researchers use CRISPR to gene-edit cassava , To prove that a new-gene editing technology could be used to alter the cassava plant, scientists in the St. Louis suburbs zeroed in on a gene used to process chlorophyll. Before long, they had petri dishes full of seedlings that were white as chalk. Read More, (Collection), (Collection)
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center Collaborative Research Project Aims to Reduce Hunger in Developing World | Part 1
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In many parts of East and Central Africa, farmers are experiencing declining yields of cassava due to brown streak virus, a plant disease that can render a crop inedible.
(St. Louis Public Radio) Danforth Center Collaborative Research Project Aims to Reduce Hunger in Developing World | Part 1, As botanist Nigel Taylor moves through a greenhouse kept to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 percent humidity, he checks the stems of young, potted cassava plants. “You can see it there, OK?” Taylor said, pulling one forward. “We’re getting lesions on the stem, this plant’s quite badly infected.” Call it manioc, tapioca or cassava — this starchy, tropical tuber feeds
(Newsweek) Genetically Modified Rice Could Withstand the Ravages of Climate Change
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Over 3 billion people across the globe depend on rice for survival—it’s one of the most widely consumed food crops, providing over one-fifth of the calories consumed by humans worldwide.
a billion people live in hunger, it could have a huge impact. Read the full article here