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Adopt ‘Meatless Mondays’, urges Humane Society International


September 12th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) Humane Society International (HSI) Wednesday urged global leaders to adopt 'Meatless Mondays' - an international movement to reduce meat consumption and incorporate meatless options one ... Read more...

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World must remain vigilant against food price hikes: UN


September 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) The UN has reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek ... Read more...

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Three mn people in Syria in need of assistance: UN


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) Almost three million people in Syria are in need of assistance as the country's civil war has devastated food production, according to a joint study by ... Read more...

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UN body sets residue limits on vet drug


July 7th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations food standards body, Codex Alimentarius Commission, has agreed on a set of residue limits for the veterinary drug ractopamine for animals, a ... Read more...

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FAO food price index hits new record low


July 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index fell to its lowest level since 2010, the Rome-based UN agency said in a statement. The ... Read more...

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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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Google Earth helps keep tabs on exploitative fish farms


February 9th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 9 (IANS) Google Earth can be a powerful tool to keep tabs on a growing industry like ocean fish farming, given its tendency to exploit scarce resources and ... Read more...

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Over 9 hectares of forests lost per minute: UN report


December 1st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (IANS) More than nine hectares of forests were lost per minute between 1990 and 2005, a period when the world's deforestation rate accelerated, a UN survey shows.The ... Read more...

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Bio-technology the only way to combat world hunger: Experts


October 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Oct 20 (IANS) Bio-technology needs to be adopted more widely to combat the spectre of global hunger, said agriculturists from all over the world, policy experts, senior US officials ... Read more...

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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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Bio-fuel not at cost of food security: FAO


October 4th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 3 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Monday stressed that the need of bio-fuel should not be at the sacrifice of food security as the world should ... Read more...

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Brazilian economist new chief of UN food agency


June 27th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 26 (IANS) Former Brazilian food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva was elected Sunday as the new director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Xinhua ... Read more...

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UN: World food prices to remain high into 2012


June 7th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- World food prices are likely to remain high for the rest of this year and into 2012, according to a recently released report by the United Nations ... Read more...

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IAEA sends two more teams to Japan to assist with nuclear emergency


March 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by BNO News
VIENNA (BNO NEWS) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Saturday said it has dispatched two additional teams to Japan to assist in the response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power ... Read more...

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Wild birds’ role in bird flu outbreak


March 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.The H5N1 virus continues to ... Read more...

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Probiotic to treat ulcers identified


February 25th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Spanish scientists have identified a strain of probiotic bacteria that may be useful in treating ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori."H. pylori is considered one of the major risk ... Read more...

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Hindus want emergent solution to rising world food prices


February 4th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 4 (ANI): Hindus have expressed serious concerns at the recent historic rise in global food prices.Notable Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that ... Read more...

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India records ‘modest growth’ of forest area despite population boom: FAO report


February 3rd, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 3(ANI): India, China, Vietnam and the Philippines have seen their forested areas increase in size largely due to a switch from felling to planting, according to a United Nations ... Read more...

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UN warns Asia of foot-and-mouth disease


January 28th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations on Friday warned veterinary and border authorities in Asia of the major outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in South Korea.The United Nations Food and Agriculture ... Read more...

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Global Grocery Bill: Food Prices at All Time High


January 5th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, otherwise called the FAO, the world's grocery bill reached an all time high last year. With ... Read more...

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Two mn Bolivians suffer severe hunger: UN


December 12th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Dec 12 (IANS/EFE) Two million Bolivians - one out of every five inhabitants - suffers "severe hunger", the representative of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in La Paz ... Read more...

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ADB, FAO, AND IFAD PARTNER to address food security concerns in Asia, Pacific region


September 24th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
New York/Rome/Manila, Sept.23 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) have joined forces to tackle ... Read more...

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‘Food secure’ Pak will now have to “start from scratch”, says UN official


September 8th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept 8 (ANI): Pakistan's ability to feed itself is in doubt after massive floods ravaged the "food-secure" country, and it may now have to "start from scratch", Luigi Damiani, senior emergency ... Read more...

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UN: Fight elephants with pepper spray


July 20th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Abidjan, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has told farmers of particularly third world countries to try and use pepper spray and ... Read more...

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The United Nations Recommends That The Farmers Utilize Pepper Spray To Frighten Wild Elephants


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The United Nations (UN) had a piece of advice on Monday for farmers, whose crops have been attacked by wild creatures like elephants. The ... Read more...

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Bangladesh baby boom bigger than earlier estimates


July 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) Bangladesh's family planning programme has shown a declining trend and its population may touch 185 million by 2020, higher than the earlier projection of 178 million, making their ... 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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UN: Milk production accounts for almost 3 percent of greenhouse gas emissions


April 20th, 2010 - 11:46 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced Tuesday that nearly three percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions are a result of milk production.This ... Read more...

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UN: Bird flu still poses global threat


April 16th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – According to a United Nations (UN) health expert, the bird flu virus still persists in five countries, and poses a continuing threat to global animal and human ... Read more...

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$400,000 pact inked for empowerment of Baloch women


January 18th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Quetta, Jan 18 (IANS) A $400,000 pact signed here Monday will see the economic empowerment of 5,000 Baloch women over the next two years by equipping them with entrepreneurship skills to ... Read more...

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Livestock beneficial for developing nations, harmful for developed countries


December 12th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 12 (ANI): A new study has determined that livestock leads to better health in developing countries, but leads to diseases in developed nations.The study emphasizes that livestock production in developing ... Read more...

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Brazil disappointed with US-China stance on climate change


November 17th, 2009 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (EFE) Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said here Monday that he was "disappointed" after US President Barack Obama and China's Hu Jintao agreed to not ... Read more...

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Hindus criticize World Hunger Summit for concentrating on Pope


November 13th, 2009 - 2:34 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders, except Pope, in much-publicized and prestigious "World Summit on Food Security" of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations at Rome from ... Read more...

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Delhi Chief Minister flags off a run and walkathon


October 16th, 2009 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Rohit KaulNew Delhi, Oct.16 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit flagged off a run and walkathon on the occasion of World Food Day on Friday.The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is ... Read more...

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