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Experts at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report on Monday that fish consumption has reached record levels and world stocks need to be urgently rebuilt.
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a joint food safety commission has set rules to cut the level of cancer-causing chemicals in food.
The global economic slowdown combined with high food prices is causing one in six of the worldâ€™s population, more than one billion people, to go hungry, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday.
FAO calls for review of biofuel policies, subsidies ROME, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Biofuel policies and subsidies should be urgently reviewed to preserve the goal of world food security, protect poor farmers, promote broad-based rural development and ensure environmental sustainability, said a U.N.
The move toward biofuel proliferation in the West may need to be reconsidered, a United Nations report advised on Tuesday.
Scientists reported Wednesday that the major forces behind recent avian flu outbreaks in Vietnam and Thailand are people, ducks, and rice patties, and not the number of chickens. Although avian influenza has been closely associated with chickens in the past, the new study found the number of chickens to be a less important predictor.
One hundred and eight countries have agreed on an action plan to save endangered livestock breeds, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Friday.
The rate at which livestock breeds are disappearing is "alarming," a senior official at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday, warning that precious genes could be lost forever.
Ministers and experts from across West Africa met on Wednesday to draft a plan to contain the bird flu virus as the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned of a looming regional disaster.