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Food Prize Honors Former Ghanaian, Brazilian Leaders

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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The former presidents of Ghana and Brazil are being recognized for their contributions in the fight against hunger. John Agyekum Kufuor and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will be awarded the World Food Prize later Thursday during a ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize organization says it chose Mr. Kufuor and Mr. […]

Food Prize Honors Former Ghanaian, Brazilian Leaders

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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The former presidents of Ghana and Brazil are being recognized for their contributions in the fight against hunger. John Agyekum Kufuor and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva will be awarded the World Food Prize later Thursday during a ceremony in Des Moines, Iowa. The World Food Prize organization says it chose Mr. Kufuor and Mr. […]

UN: Food Prices Dropped Sharply in September

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says world food prices dropped sharply in September, though prices remain generally higher than they were a year ago. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization says its monthly Food Price Index, released Thursday, was down 2 percent from August. It says the drop reflected falling prices for most commodities, with the cost […]

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Western News Crew Views Malnourished Orphans in North Korea

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Western television news crew has returned from a rare visit to key farm regions in North Korea with disturbing pictures of malnourished children — the latest evidence of what the United Nations says is a severe food crisis in the country. The video was shot by reporters from Reuters news agency who were invited […]

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UN Warns of Looming Food Crisis in Sudan

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning that two states in Sudan face a looming food crisis because of fighting between government troops and the party of former rebels. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization on Wednesday called for “urgent action” in Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, both located along the border with newly-independent South Sudan. […]

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US Death Toll From Listeria Outbreak Climbs to 15

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. health officials say 15 people have died and 84 others have become ill after eating listeria-infected cantaloupe from a farm in Colorado. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a bulletin Friday that to date, 19 states have reported infections. The CDC has said the outbreak, which began at the end of […]

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NGOs Protest Delays in US Food Aid to North Korea

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 12:39 am (UTC-5)
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Five private relief groups are protesting the U.S. government’s failure to send food aid to North Korea, saying they don’t understand why the aid is being withheld. The five American NGOs said in a statement Tuesday the Obama administration has failed to act in spite of repeated warnings that a potentially catastrophic food crisis in […]

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11 Dead in China from Suspected Tainted Vinegar

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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China’s state news agency said Monday that 11 people died and at least 120 were sickened after consuming vinegar that had been put in barrels once used to store toxic anti-freeze. The Xinhua news agency said residents of Sangzhu village in China’s northwest Xinjiang region consumed the vinegar during a large Ramadan feast on Saturday, […]

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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, head […]

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South Korean Groups Sent Truckloads of Flour Into North

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Members of a South Korean relief group crossed into North Korea Tuesday with 12 trucks full of flour, marking the first food aid of its kind since a North Korean attack last year. The convoy with 300 tons of flour rumbled across the border Tuesday in the border city of Paju. The Reverend In Myung-jin, […]

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