Community of Portuguese Language Countries commit to fight hunger

Jul 23, 14 Community of Portuguese Language Countries commit to fight hunger

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FAO welcomes commitment to fight hunger from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries Director-General takes stock of FAO’s ongoing support to promote food security in Portuguese-speaking countries FAO NEWS | 23 July 2014 – Dili, Timor-Leste – The Tenth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Community of...

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Amid multiple crises, UN agency massively scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air

Jul 22, 14 Amid multiple crises, UN agency massively scales up humanitarian aid delivery by air

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 22 July 2014 – The escalation of international conflicts in the first half of 2014 prompted a 50-fold surge in the amount of humanitarian cargo transported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), compared to the same period last year. WFP Aviation delivered by air 7,600 tons of food and 1,189 tons of...

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Achieving ‘zero hunger’ in London

Jul 18, 14 Achieving ‘zero hunger’ in London

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We must avoid a poverty of ambition on foodbanks by Fiona Twycross, London Assembly Member Progress Online | 18 July 2014 – Milton Keynes, where Labour’s National Policy Forum is meeting this month, is the type of place which Labour needs to win in order to gain a majority in 2015. Labour’s candidate in Milton Keynes South,...

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New UN food safety standards include cap on levels of lead in infant formula

Jul 17, 14 New UN food safety standards include cap on levels of lead in infant formula

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 17 July 2014 – The United Nations body responsible for setting food safety standards this week adopted guidelines to protect consumers worldwide, including setting out maximum levels of lead in infant formula and arsenic in rice. In a briefing note to the media, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and...

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FAO and Thomson Reuters Foundation to launch online food security information service

Jul 11, 14 FAO and Thomson Reuters Foundation to launch online food security information service

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Scheduled for the fall, project aims to fill current information gap FAO NEWS | 9 July 2014 – The Thomson Reuters Foundation, the corporate charity of the world’s biggest news and information providers, is teaming up with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to improve global information and awareness on hunger and...

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