May 28th, 2012

Interactive initiative on global food supply

A new online data portal developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) aims to help unlock the planet’s potential to feed a rapidly growing population.

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Global food prices stay high
January 16th, 2012

Global food prices stay high

In spite of a sudden decline at the end of 2011, the FAO Food Price Index ended the year at its highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations began compiling the index in 1990.

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November 30th, 2011

Climate conference focus on costs of petrochemical agriculture

A paper published yesterday at the Durban UN Conference on Climate Change has particular relevance to New Zealand’s carbon emissions programme.

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World Food Price Index falls, but still higher than in 2010
November 4th, 2011

World Food Price Index falls, but still higher than in 2010

The Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Food Price Index was released yesterday, showing that global food prices remain 5% higher than they were 12 months ago.

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September 9th, 2011

Cereals keep FAO Food Price Index high

World food prices remained virtually unchanged between July and August 2011 according to the FAO Food Price Index published today.

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July 8th, 2011

FAO food price index rises again

It was only a slight increase but the FAO food price index has risen again in June, the fourth month in a row, up once percent to 234 points.

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June 8th, 2011

Record harvests will not lower food prices

FAO’s 2011 biannual Food Outlook was published yesterday (7th June), providing grim reading for poor nations struggling to meet the food demands of their populations. In spite of record harvests for many food commodities, the FAO prediction is that prices will remain high for the foreseeable future.

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May 31st, 2011

Top research institute joins fight against cross-species diseases

The famous German research foundation, the Max Planck Institute, has joined forces with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in a research programme on species swapping diseases.

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Food waste up to one billion tonnes annually
May 12th, 2011

Food waste up to one billion tonnes annually

According to a newly released report from FAO, roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year – approximately 1.3 billion tonnes – gets lost or wasted. This is enough to feed those in poor countries who cannot get access to enough calories for daily sustenance.

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May 5th, 2011

Act locally

Here’s an interesting thought for your next dinner conversation. I dare you to raise it just as little Johnny throws his untouched veges in the bin.

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Food prices will stay high throughout the year says FAO
March 10th, 2011

Food prices will stay high throughout the year says FAO

In an online briefing of world media this week, the FAO has said the record high food prices being experienced around the globe are likely to continue throughout 2011. Prices have been at record highs for the first two months of the year, and according to FAO there is more chance of them increasing than of a decline in coming months.

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Food prices continue stratospheric climb
March 7th, 2011

Food prices continue stratospheric climb

The United Nations food price index hit a new record in February for the second time in a month. The index had already broken new ground in January when it surpassed the prices reached in 2008.

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