Poor farmers bear heavy burden from increased natural disasters
Agriculture shoulders 22 percent of total economic losses, with Asia and Africa the worst-affected regions
A storekeeper talks about the shortage of food at a grocery store operating without electricity in Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu
A storekeeper talks about the shortage of food after Cyclone Pam at a grocery store operating without electricity in Port Vila, capital city of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu March 17, 2015. Reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu painted a picture of utter destruction after a monster cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation, flattening buildings and killing at least 24 people. REUTERS/Edgar Su (VANUATU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
McDonald's workers claim hazardous conditions in 19 U.S. cities
USA-MCDONALDS/SAFETY:McDonald's workers claim hazardous conditions in 19 U.S. cities
Agriculture bears major brunt of disaster impacts, new report says
Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by agriculture according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the UN World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.
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
BLUEBELLCREMERIES-FDA/:FDA probes Blue Bell Creameries' icecream products after 3 deaths
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.