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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today made his strongest appeal yet for tougher measures to combat the global obesity pandemic, urging a "legally-binding instrument as a global convention to promote healthy diets in remarks given while receiving the Nutrition Inspiration Award".
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report...
The FAO chief's remarks came on the first day of the Future of Food international symposium, which included a roundtable with representatives of academia, and also the signing by FAO of partnership agreements with seven universities and research institutions.
FAO and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) have agreed to join forces to increase the availability and affordability of nutritious food for all in developing countries.
113 million people in 53 countries experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world's most severe food crises in 2018.  A report presented today jointly by the European Union, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) finds that around 113 million people...
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