Keeping plant pests and diseases at bay: experts focus on global measures
The annual meeting of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures, the governing body of the International Plant Protection Convention, brings together senior plant health specialists from the 181 member countries. The purpose of the standards is to minimize the risks of plant pests circulating across borders and regions in the increasingly vast context of global trade.
Emirates' date palm oases recognized as agricultural heritage sites
Two date palm oases in the United Arab Emirates have joined a growing number of ecosystems that are formally recognized by FAO for their importance as repositories of genetic resources, biodiversity and cultural heritage.
FDA probes Blue Bell Creameries' icecream products after 3 deaths
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Global dependence on food imports leaves countries vulnerable
"The market ... shouldn't be the final arbiter of who gets food and where it comes from"
Apple pies and iPads sweeten China's dreaded TV expose
CHINA-CONSUMERDAY/ (PIX, TV):Apple pies and iPads sweeten China's dreaded TV expose
UNDP Administrator Clark And WFP ED Cousin Discuss Development And Humanitarian Needs In Myanmar
YANGON - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with government officials in Nay Pyi Taw, and visited Sittwe, in Rakhine State, on a two-day visit to Myanmar this week.
Feeding a Warmer, Riskier World
By José Graziano da SilvaROME, Mar 13 2015 (IPS) - José Graziano da Silva is Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
U.S. regulators tighten requirements on reusable medical devices
USA-SUPERBUG/FDA:U.S. regulators tighten requirements on reusable medical devices
Strawberries top list of pesticide-laced food -EU report
EU-FOOD/:Strawberries top list of pesticide-laced food -EU report
People queue for a free food distributed by pro-Russian rebels in the village of Chornukhyne near the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk
People queue for free food distributed by pro-Russian rebels in the village of Chornukhyne near the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk, March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT)