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Expert advises Kenya to promote smallholder farming for food security - Xinhua | English.news.cn
Expert advises Kenya to promote smallholder farming for food security.

South Sudan - Food insecurity (IPC, UN, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 June 2019) - South Sudan
South Sudan - Food insecurity (IPC, UN, DG ECHO) (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 June 2019) - South Sudan ReliefWeb English News and Press Release on South Sudan about Food and Nutrition; published on 18 Jun 2019 by ECHO.

UAE seeks European expertise to bolster its food security
UAE seeks European expertise to bolster its food security WAM EN DUBAI, 18th June, 2019 (WAM) -- Establishing effective ways to boost the UAE's level of food security was the objective of two recent visits to Europe by Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security.

EatStreet food ordering service discloses security breach
EatStreet food ordering service discloses security breach ZDNet Hacker "Gnosticplayers" took credit for the hack in a private conversation with ZDNet last month.

Intelligent Growth Solutions Attracts £5.4 Million Series A Funding to Achieve Global Growth in Vertical Farming
Intelligent Growth Solutions Attracts £5.4 Million Series A Funding to Achieve Global Growth in Vertical Farming Yahoo Finance Scottish agri-tech business to deliver ground-breaking technology to burgeoning indoor farming sector. DUNDEE, Scotland, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ ...

Food Waste Can Be Turned Into An Enterprising Business
Food Waste Can Be Turned Into An Enterprising Business Star2.com Food waste doesn't have to be a “wasted opportunity”, as demonstrated by these enterprising people who are reducing the amount of food that goes into landfills

Food Waste Is Contributing To The Climate Change Crisis
Food Waste Is Contributing To The Climate Change Crisis Star2.com If food waste were a country, its total carbon footprint would make it the third largest greenhouse gas-emitting country in the world.

9.7 billion on Earth by 2050, but growth rate slowing, says new UN population report
By the year 2050, there will be some 9.7 billion people living on Earth, says a UN population report released on Monday. However, the overall growth rate will continue to fall, and more countries will have to adapt to the consequences of an ageing population.

Billions globally lack ‘water, sanitation and hygiene’, new UN report spells out
Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing facilities, according to a new report from the United Nations

 


Two million people at risk of starvation as drought returns to Somalia
Agencies sound the alarm over ‘climate crisis’ after devastation of crops and livestock More than 2 million people could face starvation by the end of the summer, unless there are urgent efforts to respond to the drought in Somalia.

Millions from Southern Africa in food security crisis: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn
About 23.3 million people from six Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are in a crisis food security.

Make 'eat less, eat right' campaign a mass movement: Vardhan on first-ever World Food Safety Day
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan appealed to people on Friday to make the "eat less and eat right" campaign a mass movement to ensure even one grain of food is not wasted and everyone has food to eat.

Somalia records third-driest rainy season in 39 years
The main rainy season (April-June) has been below average in the country since late 2015.

Why some plastic packaging is necessary to prevent food waste and protect the environment - The Conversation
UK Food waste could be worse than plastic when it comes to harming the environment.

'Best If Used By': FDA supports streamlined food labeling system
If you're like most consumers, you check the “sell by” or “use by” label before you buy food products.

Students create innovative solutions to combat food waste
Students create innovative solutions to combat food waste FanSided Food waste is more than just a trending food topic.

‘From farm to plate’, first-ever World Food Safety Day demonstrates the need to take unsafe food off the menu
Unsafe food kills an estimated 420,000 people every year, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, just ahead of the first-ever UN World Food Safety Day. Children under-five are the most at risk, carrying 40 per cent of the food-borne disease burden, amounting to 125,000 deaths every year.

Pedal power makes ‘positive impact on climate’, urges UN on World Bicycle Day
The simple, affordable, and environmentally friendly bicycle is not just a means of transportation, but also “a tool for development”, the United Nations said in a message on Monday commemorating World Bicycle Day.