Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death: UN agency

The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday, November 1.

What is World Food Day? What is the theme this year?

As the world continues to stare at an impending large-scale food shortage, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) is back …

Virat Kohli gives up meat: What is veganism?

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian national cricket team in all formats and one of the most exciting cricketers around, has reportedly turned vegan. …

Hunger reached ‘alarming’ 10-year high in 2017, according to latest UN report

With food deprivation on the rise due to conflict and climate change, more people went hungry in 2017 than at any time in the previous …

Sustainable farming ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition: UN agriculture chief

There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out last month, launching the Food and …

Conflicts and extreme climate change threatens access to food in 39 countries: UN agriculture report

Unrelenting conflict and rapid climate change is continuing to reshape agriculture across the world, and contributing to major food shortages across 39 countries, which continue to rely on help from the United Nations to meet their food needs, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said recently.

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), …

Fears for food security and the future of farming families as Fall Armyworm spreads to Asia

Fall Armyworm, an “invasive pest” that devours more than 80 different plant species, including many staple crops, could threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of small-scale farmers in Asia.

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Mythbusting Mondays: Do carrots improve eyesight?

“Nyeeeeh, what’s up, doc?” Bugs Bunny would often go off at one or the other character in his cartoons, chomping on a carrot. That alone …

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Promoting biodiversity across all agricultural sectors ‘fundamental’: FAO chief

Changing how countries across the world produce food is “fundamental” to protecting the future of the Earth’s ecosystem, said the head of the Food and …