Sunday, April 21, 2024

Topic: FAO

1.6 million fall ill, 420,000 die annually from contaminated food, warns UN on World Food Safety Day

Every day, some 1.6 million people worldwide fall ill from eating contaminated food, which kills 420,000 people each year, two UN agencies said on Tuesday.

World food prices drop for fifth consecutive month: Report

World food prices have fallen for a fifth consecutive month but are still nearly eight per cent higher than a year ago, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported on Friday.

World’s most vulnerable now paying even more, for less food: Report

Ever-higher fixed costs for farmers of so-called “agricultural inputs” such as fertilizer and fuel are likely to be responsible for this year’s bigger-than-ever global food import bill.