London AM: The government’s overall objective should be simple: zero hunger

Jul 03, 14 London AM: The government’s overall objective should be simple: zero hunger

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Food poverty is an extreme example of what happens when the welfare system breaks down by Fiona Twycross, Labour London Assembly Member Last month the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank network, published its annual data, including figures for London. The results were alarming, but sadly, not surprising. In 2013/14 the...

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Expert panel urges collective action to reduce global food losses, waste

Jul 02, 14 Expert panel urges collective action to reduce global food losses, waste

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 2 July 2014 – A newly issued United Nations-backed expert panel report takes a close look at where and how food waste occurs and recommends a number of actions that could help reduce the 1.3 billion tonnes of food that are squandered worldwide each year. Recently, global food losses and waste has become a high...

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New UN report outlines top 10 food-borne parasites of greatest global concern

Jul 02, 14 New UN report outlines top 10 food-borne parasites of greatest global concern

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 1 July 2014 – A new report released today by two United Nations agencies identifies a “top 10” of food-borne parasites with the greatest global impact, including those found in pork, fish, fresh produce, fruit juice and milk, among other foods. According to the report, produced by the Food and Agriculture...

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UN relief officials issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit 800,000 refugees in Africa

Jul 01, 14 UN relief officials issue urgent appeal as food shortages hit 800,000 refugees in Africa

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UN NEWS CENTRE | 1 July 2014 – The heads of two United Nations humanitarian agencies today issued an urgent appeal as food shortages hit nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen already unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children. World Food Programme (WFP) Executive...

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