Latest High-Level Conference on World Food Security Stories

2011-02-03 12:43:51

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Thursday that world food prices hit a new record high in January after rising for a seventh consecutive month.

2008-07-08 09:00:46

World Food Day 2008 theme to consider challenges to food security ROME, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Rarely has World Food Day assumed greater meaning than at the present time, as rapidly rising food prices risk increasing the number of hungry people, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

2008-07-03 18:00:26

G-8 Eager to Tackle Food Crisis at Toyako Summit Tokyo, July 3 (Jiji Press)--Japan, chair of this year's Group of Eight summit, has added the global food crisis to the meeting's agenda, hoping that the G-8 countries will send what Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda calls "a strong message" to the world on ways to tackle the problem.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.