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Momentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN report

With many MDG targets met and aid monies hitting record highs, other lagging targets need final push to seize on results and available solutions.

New York, 7 July 2014

Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and...


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The contest brought the importance and diversity of family farmers to light as well as their key contribution to a sustainable future free from hunger and poverty. To mark the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, FAO in collaboration with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, called on students in the areas of communications, graphic [...]
Countries to adopt recommendations on use of drugs in food-producing animals, maximum levels of lead in infant formulae and arsenic in rice, and new food safety and quality standards for shellfish, fruit, vegetables. Members of the international food standards body, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, will meet in Geneva next week. Highlights of the meeting include [...]

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Summer is the season of exhibits. Among them, some are entertaining, some are educational, and this one will surely touch your heart. An integration of photography and storytelling, the new exhibit will pay homage to the families working every day to feed the world. The “Born to Farm” Exhibit premieres July 18-27, 2014 in the [...]
PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANGIE MCPHERSON Baskets of locally grown potatoes were on display at a farmer’s market in Maryland. By Mary Beth Albright for National Geographic This article was originally published on July 14, 2014 by National Geographic. Can I interest you in consuming a more nutritious and tastier diet without changing the kinds of food [...]
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