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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Food Security Assessment, 2013-2023

Categories: Africa,Agriculture/Rural Issues,Asia,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Latin America,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1138077/gfa-24a.pdf

Surveys the status of food security in 76 countries classified by the World Bank as low or middle income with past food security problems.  Estimate that 707 million people will be food-insecure during 2013.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Smallholder Integration in Changing Food Markets

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Labor/Employment,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3292e/i3292e.pdf

Discusses the need for understanding the way small farmers participate in agricultural markets before trying to introduce technology designed to make them more productive.   From the Food and Agricultural Organization

 

The Global Climate 2001-2010: A Decade of Climate Extremes

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics,United Nations,Weather/Disasters

http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_1119_en.pdf

States that the first decade of the 21st century was the warmest decade recorded since modern measurements began around 1850 and blames atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases for the warmth and other weather extremes.  From the World Meteorological Organization

 

Trends in Health-Related Quality of Life Among Adolescents in the United States, 2001-2010

Categories: Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2013/pdf/12_0334.pdf

An assessment of trends in adolescent health quality during the recent recession which finds significant declines in mental health, especially among those in low-income families.  From the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prescription Painkiller Overdoses

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/PrescriptionPainkillerOverdoses/index.html

Describes the growing problem, especially among women, of drug overdoses in the U.S., the dangers of combining medications, and recommended solutions.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention