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2010-11-10 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has launched a new partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) to improve food security and nutrition in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, which suffers from high levels of malnutrition among women and children. Cargill is contributing $3 million to the two-year fast-track project, which will be jointly implemented by the Madhya Pradesh government and the World Food Programme, and is also supported by the Government of Japan. The...

2008-09-04 09:00:30

Kemin Industries will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to further improve the quality and nutritional impact of the food it distributes to the hungry poor throughout the world, it was announced today. Kemin, through an agreement signed in at WFP's headquarters in Rome, will support WFP in building technical expertise in the field of food quality maintenance and quality assurance systems. WFP is the world's largest humanitarian aid agency. Last year it distributed 3.3...

2008-08-27 18:00:40

By Aled Blake FAST-GROWING pet stores to agricultural supplies company Wynnstay has been tipped as a prime investment by a leading firm of City stockbrokers. The Alternative Investment Market-listed company this month completed the acquisition of the remaining 50% share of Welsh Feed Producers (WFP) for pounds 1.43m. WFP is based in Carmarthen and is a leading supplier of ruminant animal feeds for dairy farmers in the area. As milk production in the UK has consolidated over recent...

2008-08-13 21:00:20

WFP rolls out USD 110 mln to help fight hunger in Horn of Africa NAIROBI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The UN World Food Program (WFP) announced Tuesday the roll-out of 110 million U.S. dollars to help fight hunger in the Horn of Africa. A statement from the UN agency said the funds will be used in the region, where the effects of drought and insecurity have been compounded by high prices, to meet urgent food needs including supplementary feeding programs for malnourished children. WFP said...

2008-08-13 15:00:41

WFP: cash roll-out to help hunger hot spots As nearly one billion poor people worldwide struggle to survive the unrelenting global high food and fuel price crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the roll-out of a US$214 million package directed at 16 hunger hotspots. "With hunger on the rise, we are doing our best to stream incoming contributions to the people most in need in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean," said WFP Executive Director, Josette Sheeran. "It...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.