Latest Food and Agriculture Organization Stories

2014-07-01 16:30:27

Trans Ova Platform Combined with Intrexon's Technologies to Advance Cattle Genetics SIOUX CENTER, Iowa and GERMANTOWN, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Trans Ova Genetics, L.C., an industry-leading provider of bovine reproductive technologies. Trans Ova's dedication and strong commitment to its customers, which has sustained its outstanding...

2014-05-28 23:08:20

Advancements in FAO solutions empower buyers to switch providers in search of greater value creation, improved customer experiences, and organizational transformation. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 A moderate growth rate of approximately 8 percent in the Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) market belies a significant disruption taking place below the surface. In a just-released report, Everest Group attributes a variety of factors to rising turbulence in the market, such as deal...

2014-05-01 16:35:01

This editorial by Jean Lebel is available for posting and publication. An English-language version of this editorial was published to the Ottawa Citizen Aid & Development Blog May 1, 2014. A photograph by IDRC/Panos/Sven Torfinn is also availble for posting and publication. Please contact Isabelle Bourgeault-Tassé at ibourgeault-tasse@idrc.ca for more information. OTTAWA, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - More than two decades ago, southern Manitoba rancher and federal agriculture minister...

2014-01-09 16:26:04

ROME, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During meetings this week in Rome, Mississippi State University officials formally broadened a 2010 agreement to work together with the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on initiatives to address world hunger and poverty. MSU President Mark E. Keenum and FAO Deputy Director General Daniel Gustafson signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the 2010 foundation for collaborations focusing most immediately on...

2013-05-21 23:18:29

US$4.3 Billion Market Sees 10 Percent Growth and Strong Contract Renewals. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Nearly two-thirds of the annualized contract volume growth in 2012 was contributed by contract extensions and renewals of existing Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) deals, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. The high levels of buyer satisfaction supporting this trend meant that only 10 percent of the deals...

UN Turns To Edible Insects As Food Source
2013-05-13 15:38:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report from the United Nations titled “Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security,” forests and the creepy crawlers that inhabit them are an underutilized source of food in the battle against worldwide hunger. The study was conducted by the UN´s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in conjunction with Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).