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.


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 …


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 …

Monday Mythbusters

Mythbusting Mondays: Is MSG safe or dangerous? Here are the effects of ajinomoto on health

Quick, what’s the one cooking ingredient that comes to food safety? Around half of you out there have probably thought of monosodium glutamate (MSG). Today, …


From ice cream to protein shakes, is cockroach milk the next superfood?

Got milk? That famous American advertising campaign to promote consumption of milk may soon be getting a creepy-crawly makeover: Got cockroach milk?


Ramadan 2018: Top 5 Iftar health tips to keep you up and running

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is already underway. Devout Muslims from around the world are observing daytime fasts, and eating only before daybreak or …


Women are better at wine-tasting than men, says study

Swill the wine in the glass, smell it, take a swig and swill it around in your mouth again. If you are a woman, chances …