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One in three fish caught around the world never makes it to the plate, either being thrown back overboard or rotting before it can be eaten, according to the UN [...]

Farming the land as if nature doesn’t matter has been the model for much of the Western world’s food production system for at least the past 75 years. The results haven’t been pretty: depleted soil, chemically fouled waters, true family farms all but eliminated, a worsening of public [...]

Photo: Reuters

Banana trees that fit in a test tube. Burgers made without a cow in sight. Fish farmed in the desert. Robots picking fruit.



At the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) conference on the Near East, the talk is all about water scarcity, sustaining small family farms and creating “resilient” [...]

MORE than 100 years have passed after the Arabian Peninsula was hit by the biggest poverty, which was so severe that it was about to exterminate people and animals of the region.


Bioeconomy can aid in efforts to tackle global problems such as hunger, poverty, and climate change - if done right. According to FAO Deputy Director-General Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, a sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people [...]

Mosquito Aedes aegypti geneticamente modificado em Piracicaba 26/10/2016 REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

BOGOTÁ (Reuters) - Milhões de mosquitos estéreis serão soltos por drones em partes do Brasil para combater o Zika vírus, depois de testes de campo bem-sucedidos que foram saudados pela Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) como um “avanço”.

24 April 2018, Brussels - International efforts to rebuild Syria once the civil war is over should center on agriculture to kick start the economy and quickly improve the livelihoods of the people, a high-level United Nations official said [...]

FAO/Deborah Duveskog

Since World War II, the availability of food per capita in the world has increased by about 40 percent. Today, there is sufficient food in the world to [...]

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