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Food
New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): The total number of persons that suffer from hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean has increased, reversing decades of progress, even as overweight and obesity emerged as a major problem in all countries in the region of the Americas, a United Nations-backed report shows. more
Vegetable oils lift food prices in September; cereal prices down on bumper crop prospects

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains, the U ...

Global hunger rising again, driven by conflict and climate change – UN report

New York, Sept 15(Just Earth News): The number of people hungry around the world is up for the first time in more than a decade, says a new United Nations report issued on Friday, pointing t ...

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

New York, Sept 7(Just Earth News): Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Natio ...

Time for action to support and protect small-scale fisheries – UN agriculture agency

New York, Aug 25(Just Earth News): Small-scale fisheries, which catch two-thirds of the fish consumed by humans, often struggle with regulatory frameworks tailored to large commercial fleets ...

Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced in DR Congo – UN agency

New York, Aug 16(Just Earth News): Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the ...

Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

New York, Aug 3(Just Earth News): Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations ...

Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency ...

Cost of feeding hungry world surging due to conflicts and instability – UN agency

New York, July 20(Just Earth News): Improved aid access, strengthened resilience and advances in food system networks could provide as much as $3.5 billion in annual cost savings at a time w ...

UN food standards body kicks off session by tackling arsenic in rice, pesticide residues

New York, July 18(Just Earth News): A United Nations standards-setting body on Monday adopted a number of decisions to ensure food safety, including maximum residue limits for a range of dru ...