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Focusing on the 'how'

What makes you feel optimistic about the field of nutrition today? I asked this question to a few people today. Bea Rogers, Professor at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, leaned over to discuss her thoughts as we sat in a session on "building better nutrition programs".

A nutrition economist with over 30 years of experience, Bea's response summarized the theme of this year's ICN perfectly, "the focus is now on the how".

In session after session I attended today,

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Analysis - Worldwide floods show lessons still need learning

By Peter Apps

LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - As communities around the world battle the worst floods in living memory, experts warn such events may become more frequent due to climate change and that lessons still need to be learnt to limit losses.

Floods may result in lower death tolls than earthquakes, wars or tsunamis -- and therefore gain less international attention -- but they can cause similar devastation.

Recent weeks have seen a string of such disasters.

Parts of China had the heaviest rainfall since records began, killing more than 400. Some 770 people have been killed

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