The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock account for 14.5% of all human-related emissions, but could be cut by 30% by employing current best practices across the supply chain.
The FAO has revised downward its forecast for 2010 world wheat production levels and reports that wheat market dynamics drove international food prices up in August by 5 per cent - the biggest month-on-month increase since November 2009.
Global cereal production this year has reached record levels,
although an inability to keep up with the rapid rise in demand has
kept prices high, according to a new report by the Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO).
A report, issued today by the UN's Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) about the increased risk of pathogen
contamination in industrial meat production, serves as an advance
warning to processors of a growing problem.
The crusade to end world hunger has been a bitter failure. But with
the world set to sweep away a crooked food trading system, there is
a chance to get it right - if only we could revive the FAO from
Tighter supplies will lead to rises in prices for maize and coffee,
while the cost for rice, wheat, milk, oilcrops and milk will remain
stable or fall, according to the latest forecasts from the UN's
Food and Agriculture Organisation...
Food makers in Europe today work under strict guidelines on the
labelling and traceability of genetically modified foodstuffs.
Their rules reflect the deep suspicions in consumer minds today
over the safety of biotech food. But in...
In the face of rising meat and dairy prices, animal disease
outbreaks and consumer health concerns, world agriculture policy
makers, meat traders, dairy experts, veterinarians and private
sector producers have attended the 20th session...
As the buffer zone for global cereal stocks continues to fall and
raw material prices rise, the UN-backed Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) warned this week that cereal stocks will
continue to fall, predicting that although...