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Global food prices drop

June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) Global food prices dropped sharply in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index showed. The index, which measures the monthly change in international ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop, but remain relatively high: UN

May 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that global food prices have dropped three points from March to April of this year, yet still ... Read more...

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Second green revolution needed for food security: President

August 6th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) India needs to usher in a second green revolution to meet the challenge of ensuring food security for all, President Pratibha Patil said Saturday. "We need ... Read more...

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Global food import bill may top $1 trillion in 2010

November 17th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) The bill for international food imports could exceed $1 trillion this year amid a spike in most commodity prices, the UN said Wednesday.Food prices could reach even ... Read more...

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UN official appeals for greater attention to food security sitution in Africa

May 7th, 2010 - 4:42 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The head of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday appealed for greater attention to be focused on the food security situation in ... Read more...

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Get ready for worse climate change impacts: expert

December 14th, 2008 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Poznan (Poland), Dec 14 (IANS) An extra billion people will face water shortage, cereal production in developing countries will drop and coastal regions will face more damage from floods and storms because ... Read more...

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Number of hungry rises to 963 million

December 10th, 2008 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 10 (IANS) The number of hungry people has swelled by some 40 million across the globe to stand at 963 million because of spiralling food prices, WAM reported Wednesday quoting ... Read more...

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Financial crash could deepen food crisis: UN

October 15th, 2008 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 15 (DPA) Governments should avoid reducing aid to developing countries' agriculture and introducing protectionist trade measures in response to the global financial crisis, the head of the United Nations Food ... Read more...

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India calls global food crisis man made; seeks check on biofuels

October 14th, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 14 (IANS) Calling the global food crisis man made, India has demanded a rationalisation of the biofuels policy and a quick agreement on removing agricultural subsidies to make food trade ... Read more...

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Surge in cereal production to bring food market relief

July 19th, 2008 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, July 18 (DPA) An estimated 2.8 percent increase in world cereal production in 2008 over the last year should contribute to "some improvement" in the global supply and demand situation, a ... Read more...

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Increased meat consumption in India, China driving global food prices: EU

May 6th, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin
Brussels, May 6 (IANS) The European Union Tuesday joined the debate on the reason for spiralling food prices worldwide, saying India and China were consuming more meat which was driving global food ... Read more...

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