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Int'l food security conference held

Update: August, 18/2014 - 08:43
In Viet Nam, about 20,000 hectares of rice fields are lost to industrialisation and urbanisation each year.— Photo giadinh.net.vn

DONG NAI (VNS) — Climate change, urbanisation, and industrialisation are taking over farmland, posing a threat to food security all over the world, said participants at the conference of the Asian Food Safety Association (AFSA) in southern Dong Nai province.

Delegates from nearly 20 countries suggested improving food quality and output through technological application at a session on Saturday.

In Viet Nam, about 20,000 hectares of rice fields are lost to industrialisation and urbanisation each year. About 30 percent of the total rice growing area will be submerged if the sea level rises by one metre.

During the two-day event, the delegates focused on the challenges ahead as Asian countries seek to ensure the safety of new bio-products and food processing technologies.

Professor Takashi Uemura from New Zealand's Lincoln University, the conference leader, said that reports on food safety and security technologies delivered at the conference aimed to improve the lives of people around the world. — VNS

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