Latest High-Level Conference on World Food Security Stories

2011-02-03 12:43:51

The U.N.'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. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 231 points in January, which is up 3.4 percent from December and its highest level since FAO started measuring food prices in 1990. "The new figures clearly show that the upward pressure on world food prices is not abating. These high prices are likely to persist in the months to come," FAO...

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. World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy is the theme of this year's World Food Day on 16 October, the day that FAO was founded in Quebec City in 1945, and now...

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. This will not be an easy task to accomplish, however, as indicated by the recent failure of a U.N.-sponsored food summit in Rome due to disagreements about such...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'