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ADB Says Asia’s Food Security Hinges on Modernization of Farm-to-Market Chains

Posted December 9th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A new Asian Development Bank study says Asia’s ability to keep food prices under control and ensure long-term regional food security will require the region’s farm-to-market supply chains to become more efficient and cost-effective. Bindu Lohani, an ADB vice president, said Monday that Asia faces a formidable challenge of feeding 5 billion people by 2030. […]

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Common Food Preservative May Slow, Halt Tumor Growth

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A common food preservative appears to slow or even stop the growth of certain head and neck cancers, according to a University of Michigan study. The researchers found that the anti-bacterial agent Nisin activates a protein that promotes cell death in cancer cells, but does not harm normal ‘good’ cells. Oral cancer is a leading […]

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Three Countries Join Africa Food Security Initiative

Posted September 27th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Mozambique have joined a global partnership aimed at boosting food security and addressing malnutrition in Africa. The countries are part of the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition launched earlier this year by the Group of Eight leading industrial nations. The initiative includes partnerships with international corporations and African […]

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N.Korea Rejects Emergency Aid from Seoul

Posted September 12th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Flood-stricken North Korea has rejected South Korea’s offer of emergency food aid following a disagreement over what supplies were to be given. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said Wednesday that Pyongyang objected to the contents of the proposed shipment, which was to include flour, instant noodles, and medicine. Last year, the North rejected a similar shipment of […]

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World Food Prices Unchanged in August

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says world food prices held steady in August, after a big jump the month before. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome says its food price index was unchanged last month. The agency said that eased fears summertime droughts in the U.S. and Eastern Europe could continue to push food prices […]

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Posted August 24th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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A new report says there is enough food in northern Mali to meet local demand, despite recent conflict in the region. The report from the U.S.-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network says traders from southern Mali, Algeria, and Niger continue to supply markets in northern Mali’s main towns and cities. It says the situation is […]

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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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((ADDS Available audio) The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of […]

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WFP Airdrops Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 16th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program has begun the first in a series of airdrops of food aid to refugees living on the border of Sudan and South Sudan. The airdrops were made Wednesday in Maban County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state. The agency says the delivery consisted of 32 metric tons of wheat, enough to […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food aid to tens of thousands of refugees in South Sudan. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more than 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Spokeswoman Rene McGuffin says the start of the rainy season […]

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WFP to Air Drop Tons of Food to Refugees in South Sudan

Posted August 2nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program says it will soon begin air-dropping food to tens of thousands of refugees who have fled into South Sudan in recent weeks. The U.N. food agency said Thursday the situation has grown dire for more 100,000 people in Upper Nile State, including 35,000 recent arrivals. Most have crossed from Sudan to […]

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