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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...

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2011-05-11 14:30:00

The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday that about a third of the food produced in the world each year gets lost or wasted. "Given the limited availability of natural resources it is more effective to reduce food losses than increase food production in order to feed a growing world population," the FAO said in a report. FAO said the amount of food lost or wasted each year by rich countries is almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan...

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2009-09-02 06:25:00

A band of 91 nations around the globe agreed to sign a United Nations treaty that will prevent sea vessels involved in the illegal fishing trade from entering their ports, a move that participants hope will prevent illicitly captured fish from entering markets, thus curbing the highly lucrative and widespread practice. The treaty will usher in a slew of new regulatory measures for participant nations, such as requiring that incoming foreign fishing ships request permission to enter port in...

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2009-05-06 10:15:48

According to a UN report released Wednesday, lost and discarded fishing nets continue to trap fish for years and are becoming a growing threat to the planet's marine ecosystem. "The report estimates that abandoned, lost or discarded fishing gear in the oceans makes up around 10 percent, (640,000 tons) of all marine litter," the UN Environmental Program said in a statement. The study, co-authored by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), noted the increasing severity of the problem...


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