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UN: Food Prices Slightly Lower in May But to Stay High, Volatile

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations agency says global food prices fell slightly in May but will remain “stubbornly” high for the rest of the year and into 2012. The Food and Agriculture Organization released a price index Tuesday that shows food prices dropped 1 percent in May compared with April — but remain 37 percent above what […]

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EU Team Visits North Korea to Assess Food Aid Needs

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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A team of European officials is traveling in North Korea to assess the need for food aid to the impoverished but nuclear-armed country. The five-member team flew to North Korea from Beijing on Monday and is expected to remain until June 17, visiting both the countryside and the capital, Pyongyang. The five are members of […]

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US Launches New Push for Healthy Eating

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has launched a new initiative to encourage healthy eating, replacing its food pyramid guidelines in favor of simpler recommendations. The Department of Agriculture on Thursday unveiled the “MyPlate” icon showing a plate with four quadrants — one each for fruits, vegetables, grains and protein. A cup marked “dairy” is next to the […]

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