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May 06, 2021
Food Editor

Last year was even worse for those at the bottom of the food chain

ROME: The World Food Programme says 155 million people across 55 countries face acute food insecurity caused by conflict, extreme weather and economic shocks from COVID-19. The number hit a five-year high in 2020 according to the latest annual report by the…
April 05, 2021
Food Editor

Food supply chains responsible for 29 percent of man-made GHG emissions

ISPRA/ROME, Italy: A paper published in Nature Food this month says supply chains are responsible for 29 percent of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the global food sector. In 2015 food systems produced 18 Gigatonnes of GHG emissions, some 34 percent of the…
March 10, 2021
Food Editor

Food systems produce more than a third of global GHG emissions

ROME: A study for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre says the world's food systems are responsible for more than a third of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Ranging from…
January 08, 2021
Food Editor

When it comes to food, some humans are more equal than others

WASHINGTON, DC/ROME: According to the Guardian newspaper, the head of the World Food Program USA Barron Segar is trying to persuade US billionaires to give the UN agency some of their COVID pandemic windfall to stop millions of people from starving to death.…
November 24, 2020
Food Editor

Global food chains focus on downstream returns not upstream risk

NEW YORK: Over 500 companies operating in the global food value chain are apparently more interested in producing food from plant proteins than building resilience against drought and other environmental risks according to a survey by the Carbon Disclosure…
November 18, 2020
Food Editor

WFP uses mapping app to deliver Afghan aid

GENEVA/KABUL: After 40 years of war and conflict, Afghanistan remains one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 2020 World Disasters Report, extreme…
October 16, 2020
Food Editor

Global food supply chain threatened by pandemic

DUBAI/GENEVA: Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Emirates SkyCargo continues to support the global food supply chain delivering 500 tonnes of exports a day on behalf of local farmers and retailers. Acknowledging World Food Day, the UN Food & Agriculture…
October 13, 2020
Food Editor

Fifth of world threatened with ecosystem collapse says reinsurer

ZURICH: A report from reinsurer Swiss Re says 20 percent of all countries, with both developing and advanced economies, risk the collapse of their ecosystems due to a decline in biodiversity. The company points out that 55 percent of global GDP, or US$41.7…
August 17, 2020
Food Editor

German food supply chain actors want new law for Europe

BERLIN: Stakeholders of the German Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains Initiative (INA) have declared their support for a Europe-wide supply chain Act to ensure food production conforms to human rights and environmental laws. Many of the 33 companies say…
July 14, 2020
Food Editor

Sustainability key to ending global malnutrition says UN

ROME: The latest report on food security and nutrition in the world, from five UN agencies, says almost 690 million people went hungry in 2019 - up 10 million from 2018 and by nearly 60 million since 2014. Produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization,…
July 07, 2020
Food Editor

Tony's Chocolonely a rising star in sustainable candy production

AMSTERDAM: Tony’s Chocolonely, the Dutch sustainable candy retailer, has become a ‘Rising Star’ among the finalists in the latest European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE), with winners to be announced in November this year. The company was founded…
July 03, 2020
Food Editor

Danone on its way to being a global Benefit Corporation

PARIS: Food giant Danone has become the first listed company to adopt the ‘Entreprise à Mission’ business model, created by French law last year to define a company whose social and environmental objectives are aligned with its purpose: a Benefit…

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