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US Targets Post-Harvest Food Losses
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Mon Mar 4, 2013 02:22 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- With nearly one-third of the food the world produces wasted due to post-harvest inefficiencies, the Obama administration is making a major push to improve storage and transportation facilities in developing countries to achieve global food security.

"The scale of post-harvest food loss is tragic," Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Roberts Hormats said last week at a State Department conference titled "Food Security and Minimizing Post-Harvest Loss: Markets, Applied Research and Innovation."

"Beyond the threat to food security, post-harvest losses adversely affect farmers and consumers in the lowest income groups," Hormats said in ...

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