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UN: 2.5 Million in South Sudan to Need Food Aid

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program says some 2.7 million people in South Sudan will need food aid next year because of crop failure and regional conflict. The agency said Thursday it is scaling up operations in the newly-independent country to feed the people in need. Erratic rains in the region have caused crop to […]

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Aid Groups Warn of Looming Food Crisis in West Africa

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program and other aid agencies are warning of an impending food crisis in five West African countries. The agencies estimate more than 11 million people across the region face food shortages, poverty and malnutrition because of drought and poor harvests. The groups this week urged donors to act quickly to […]

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EU Extends Food Aid Program Two More Years

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The European Union has overcome a deadlock that would have forced an end to a food aid program benefiting 18-million of Europe’s poorest citizens on January 1. At a meeting in Brussels Monday, Germany ended its opposition to the program after earlier saying that the bloc’s money should not be used to fund it. The […]

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China’s Long History of Tainted Food Products

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Here is a timeline of notable food safety incidents in China: 2008: Six babies are killed and 300,000 others sickened after drinking milk formula is contaminated with an industrial chemical Dumplings are discovered tainted with an insecticide 2010: Food sciences professor exposes recycled cooking oil taken from sewers outside restaurants Green beans are found to […]

UN Humanitarian Chief Meets Meets Pyongyang’s Parliament Head

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations’ humanitarian chief Valerie Amos met Thursday with the head of North Korea’s parliament, as she nears the end of her five-day visit. Kim Yong Nam greeted Amos and members of her delegation in an elaborately decorated greeting hall in the capital, Pyongyang. Amos has been in North Korea since Monday to assess the […]

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UN Humanitarian Chief in N. Korea to Assess Food Crisis

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations’ humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has arrived in North Korea on a mission to assess the communist country’s chronic food shortages. Amos arrived Monday in Pyongyang, where she said she plans to hold talks with officials on long-range plans for meeting the country’s food needs. The world body estimates that 6 million North Koreans […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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World Food Program Raises Concern about Food Insecurity

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The World Food Program of the United Nations says there are increasing concerns over the supply of food, especially in the developing world. The WFP is drawing attention to the latest report on the State of Food Security in the World, which says volatility in food costs and high, unpredictable prices are likely to continue. […]

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Food Prize Honors Former Ghanaian, Brazilian Leaders

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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This year’s top prize honoring achievements in the battle against hunger has gone to two former presidents of developing countries whose policies cut their nations’ hunger rates dramatically. John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil were awarded the World Food Prize Thursday evening during a ceremony in Des Moines, […]

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