Venezuelan opposition politicians continue partial hunger strike
VENEZUELA-OPPOSITION/ (PIX):Venezuelan opposition politicians continue partial hunger strike
Gates Foundation to double spending on hunger to $776 million over 6 years
Much of the money will be spent in India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Burkina Faso
Ending hunger once and for all should become a global movement
"The entire world is called to join in a global movement to end hunger and malnutrition once and for all," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at the International Agricultural Forum at EXPO Milan, attended by more than 50 agriculture ministers.
Near East and North Africa region falls short of halving hunger by 2015
Most countries in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) achieved their international pledge to reduce the share of their population suffering from hunger, but conflicts and protracted crises in Iraq, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, have made it the only region to have seen its overall prevalence of undernourishment (PoU) increase from the levels of a quarter of a century ago.
San Francisco lawmakers advance proposal to require soda warning labels
USA-BEVERAGES/SANFRANCISCO:San Francisco lawmakers advance proposal to require soda warning labels
Latin America and the Caribbean: World's first region to reach both international hunger goals
Latin America and the Caribbean has taken a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, says FAO's latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015.
The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger
According to the latest editon of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 - SOFI), the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine. Here are five things to remember:
Asia-Pacific region achieves Millennium Development Goal to reduce hunger by half by 2015
The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG-1c) by reducing the proportion of people suffering from hunger by half by 2015, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced.
Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez says on hunger strike
VENEZUELA-LOPEZ/:Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Lopez says on hunger strike
Ruling party seen winning Ethiopian vote, opposition says supporters harassed
ETHIOPIA-ELECTION/ (PIX, TV, UPDATE 1):UPDATE 1-Ruling party seen winning as Ethiopians vote, opponents complain