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#1Sofia Ioannidou (European Food Safety Authority)H-Index: 4
#2Zsuzsanna Horvath (European Food Safety Authority)H-Index: 3
Last. Davide Arcella (European Food Safety Authority)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Since 2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has worked in close cooperation with organisations operating in the field towards harmonising dietary survey methodology and building a common European Union (EU) food consumption database. Harmonised food consumption data are the basis for improving accuracy of EU-wide exposure assessments and also supports nutrition surveillance, diet and health related studies. Improved risk assessments assure more targeted risk management and per...
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#1Emma Sainsbury (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 3
#2Roger S Magnusson (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 17
Last. Stephen Colagiuri (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 51
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Abstract Globally, 43 jurisdictions have implemented a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) for obesity prevention; however, there is significant political resistance to adopting such a policy in Australia. This paper applies Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Framework (MSF) to the case study of an SSB tax in Australia to identify barriers and enablers to policy adoption, and to inform future advocacy strategies in local and international contexts. A systematic search was conducted of scholarly lite...
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#1Lenka Malek (University of Adelaide)H-Index: 6
#2Gillian Duffy (Food Standards Australia New Zealand)
Last. Lisa Katzer (Food Standards Australia New Zealand)H-Index: 1
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Abstract There are various risks associated with incorrect preparation and storage of infant formula, including microbiological hazards. Preparing and storing reconstituted infant formula correctly can reduce potential risks. The product label on infant formula is often the main source of information for caregivers on the correct handling of infant formula. Caregivers’ ability to understand and follow preparation and storage instructions is, therefore, of high importance in the safe use of infan...
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#1Andrea Cattaneo (FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization)H-Index: 21
#2Giovanni Federighi (FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization)H-Index: 2
Last. Sara Vaz (FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization)
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Abstract This paper examines the rationale for pursuing environmental objectives by reducing food loss and waste (FLW). The main thrust of the literature on this issue is that FLW reduction can make a major contribution to making food systems more sustainable. Using a stylized analytical framework, we find that reducing FLW always improves resource use efficiency for land and water, and reduces the amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted per unit of food consumed. However, whether the actual en...
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#2Xiaobing Wang (PKU: Peking University)
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Abstract Based on the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) data for 2004, 2006, and 2009, this study employs a fixed-effects model to examine the impacts of the dietary knowledge of household food decision makers on the quantity of household food waste in terms of amount and calories levels. Specifically, the interaction effect between dietary knowledge and community development is explored. The results indicate that the dietary knowledge of the household food decision maker significantly im...
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#1Soumya Balasubramanya (IWMI: International Water Management Institute)H-Index: 3
#2David Stifel (IWMI: International Water Management Institute)H-Index: 19
Abstract Understanding the complex relationship between water, agriculture and poverty (WAP) is essential for informed policy-making in light of increasing demand for scarce water resources and greater climatic variability. Yet, our understanding of the WAP nexus remains surprisingly undeveloped and dispersed across multiple disciplines due to conceptual (biophysical and economic) and measurement issues. We argue that water for agriculture will need to be better managed for it to contribute to r...
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#1Borworn Tanrattanaphong (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))
#2Baiding Hu (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 5
Last. Christopher Gan (LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))H-Index: 22
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Abstract Upgrading in global value chains (GVCs) is an important path for developing countries to move along to capture higher benefits. Several qualitative studies of GVCs have identified two main upgrading types: economic (product, process, functional, and inter-sectoral) and social upgrading. The upgrading concept is widespread in productive sectors such as processed food, which has become a key export for developing countries. However, they have confronted multiple product standards required...
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#1Danyi Qi (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 3
#2Wangyang Lai (SUFE: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Last. Brian E. Roe (OSU: Ohio State University)H-Index: 30
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Abstract The ongoing evolution of food waste trends and the intensification of livestock systems in developing economies play a critical role in shaping global sustainability. We explore the linkage between food waste and livestock systems at the household level and how this connection changed in China during the 1990s and 2000s when market liberalization was followed by policies that led to intensification of livestock production. We find the amount of food waste in all rural households decline...
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Abstract Realized production impacts of genetic engineering (GE) are bounded by (i) restrictions on cultivation in many countries and (ii) economic constraints to adoption in regions where the technology is approved. In this paper, we use econometric modeling to gauge the long-run production impacts to date attributable to currently commercialized GE crops and traits. We then assess the achievable production impacts from relaxing regulatory constraints and increasing farm-level adoption. We esti...
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#1Jamie M. Naylor (U of G: University of Guelph)
#2B. James Deaton (U of G: University of Guelph)H-Index: 10
Last. Alan Ker (U of G: University of Guelph)
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Abstract The Canadian government currently subsidizes food retailers in the 25 remote communities in Nunavut through the Nutrition North Canada program. The program expects each dollar of the food subsidy to be fully passed on to the consumer in the form of lower prices. Unfortunately, existing audits and reviews of the program have failed to determine the pass-through rate of the subsidy. Using regression analysis on food price data in each of the 25 communities, subsidy rates, and covariates t...
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