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Surging food prices not just threat, but also opportunity, says senior UN official
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Surging food prices not just threat, but also opportunity, says senior UN official
The world must not only take immediate action to address the current food crisis, but also take advantage of the higher food prices by assisting farmers in developing countries to thwart similar situations in the future, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Donors urged to fund UN appeal as first step in tackling global food crisis
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Tuesday, 29 April 2008
Donors urged to fund UN appeal as first step in tackling global food crisis
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on donors to urgently provide the $755 million in emergency funds needed for the United Nations to feed millions of ...
 
Biofuel production is
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Monday, 28 April 2008
Biofuel production is
The United States and the European Union have taken a "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to pr...
 
Tackling drought crucial in finding food crisis solution - UN
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Monday, 28 April 2008
Tackling drought crucial in finding food crisis solution - UN
Addressing drought is essential in resolving the food crisis the world faces, the United Nations agency tasked with minimizing the threat posed by natural disa...
 
Ban Ki-moon announces new UN effort to end malaria deaths in Africa
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Friday, 25 April 2008
Ban Ki-moon announces new UN effort to end malaria deaths in Africa
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon marked the first-ever World Malaria Day today by launching a new drive to ensure that all of Africa, which accounts for the bulk ...
 
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