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13 resolutions to improve the world's food supply in 2013

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(Read caption) Students eat during a supplemental feeding program at a day care center in Manila, the Philippines. The new year should mark new efforts to improve the quality of the world's food supply, say Danielle Nierenberg and Ellen Gustafson, the co-founders of Food Tank.

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As we start 2013, many people will be thinking about plans and promises to improve their diet and health.

But we think a broader collection of farmers, policymakers, and eaters need new, bigger resolutions for fixing the food system – real changes with long-term impacts in fields, boardrooms, and on plates all over the world.

Here are13 resolutions that the world can’t afford to break with nearly 1 billion people still hungry and more than 1 billion others suffering from the effects of being overweight and obese. We have the tools – let’s use them in 2013!


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