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September 15, 2021
Food Editor

Too Good to Go takes off with SWISS

GENEVA: SWISS is collaborating with Too Good To Go, the food app that connects consumers with food that would otherwise be thrown away. Founded in Copenhagen in 2015, the Certified B Corp says it has since saved 348 million pounds of food, the equivalent of…
August 03, 2021
Food Editor

Time to reduce the US$20 trillion hidden cost of food

ROME: Former head of TNT, now owned by FedEx, Peter Bakker has been president and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) since 2012. Speaking in advance of the UN Food System Summit in September, he says there is an urgent need…
July 30, 2021
Food Editor

A billion tons of food wasted as another 100 million people go hungry

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar: The World Food Programme (WFP) says over 500,000 children are facing irreversible damage to their growth after four years of drought in southern Madagascar caused by human-induced climate change. “While we are rushing to space, 41…
July 22, 2021
Food Editor

Driven to waste - the global impact of food loss

NAIROBI/LONDON: A report by WWF and the UK supermarket chain Tesco says 40 percent of all food is wasted while emitting 10 percent of global greenhouse gases (GHG). WWF Media officer Lilian Gikandi says there’s a better solution to wasting 2.5 billion tonnes…
June 22, 2021
Food Editor

OECD says food subsidies don't help and cost US$720 billion a year

PARIS: The OECD says governments provided an average US$720 billion in annual agriculture subsidies between 2018-20, including US$338 billion that was market distorting, inequitable and harmful to both the environment and global food security. Of 54 countries…
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…

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