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FAO launches the West African food composition table

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The composition of one's diet is fundamental to good nutrition and health.  And knowing what we eat is essential to dietetics and food science, as well as for biodiversity, agriculture production, and the food industry.
The West African Food Composition Table, a new publication by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), details the composition of 472 foods from the Western Africa region. The publication even includes nutrient data on the various ways foods are prepared (i.e. boiled, grilled, and stewed) and biodiversity information on local food varieties/cultivars. (...)

The article:
http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/143840/icode/

The publication:
http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2698b/i2698b00.pdf

Past...present:

http://www.fabiomanzione.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4092:africa-our-forgotten-crops&catid=117:agricoltura&Itemid=103

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‘Forgotten foods’ can be an important tool to fight hunger, FAO and scientists say:

http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/rap/home/news/detail/en/?news_uid=146414

The Regional  Symposium on "Promotion of underutilized indigenous food resources for food security and nutrition in Asia and the Pacific" website:

http://ag.kku.ac.th/itap/

More about:

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=42129&Cr=hunger&Cr1=

Past...present:

http://www.fabiomanzione.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1404:biodiversity-you-can-taste-beyond-wheat-rice-and-corn&catid=112:nutrizione&Itemid=104

 
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