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Mandela's widow warns leaders failing pledge to end world hunger

24 Jun 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is nowhere near to achieving a global goal to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030 because of a lack of accountability and responsibility by decision-makers, Nelson Mandela's widow warned on Saturday.

U.N. food body elects first Chinese head as climate crisis worsens

24 Jun 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's vice minister for agriculture was elected on Sunday to lead the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the first Chinese national to run the 74-year-old agency at a time when climate change is leaving more people hungry.

U.N. food body elects first Chinese head as climate crisis worsens

23 Jun 2019

ROME, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's vice minister for agriculture was elected on Sunday to lead the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the first Chinese national to run the 74-year-old agency at a time when climate change is leaving more people hungry.

Europe's food waste is 'a scandal', says agency chief

21 Jun 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Europe's high levels of food waste are an ethical scandal at a time when hundreds of millions of people around the world are going hungry, the head of the region's food safety watchdog said on Friday.

Larvae for lunch? Danish scientists try to put mealworm on the menu

31 May 2019

AARHUS, Denmark (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy starting your morning with some grub granola? Or having a wrap for lunch made with insect flour? How about ending the day with stir-fried or barbecued crickets for dinner?

FEATURE-Larvae for lunch? Danish scientists try to put mealworm on the menu

31 May 2019

AARHUS, Denmark, May 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fancy starting your morning with some grub granola? Or having a wrap for lunch made with insect flour? How about ending the day with stir-fried or barbecued crickets for dinner?

After Grammy win, Childish Gambino dancer leads African #DanceforChange

29 May 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After tackling U.S. racism in Childish Gambino's Grammy award-winning "This is America", choreographer Sherrie Silver's latest project features her dancing to Afrobeat on a farm with dozens of young Cameroonians, in a bid to end poverty and hunger.

Stop soil erosion now or face starvation soon, scientists warn

15 May 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is being eroded by human activities, scientists said on Wednesday.

Stop soil erosion now or face starvation soon, scientists warn

15 May 2019

ROME, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's food production is in jeopardy because the fertile layer of soil that people depend on to plant crops is being eroded by human activities, scientists said on Wednesday.

Renewable revolution: Danish isle eyes fossil fuel-free future

10 May 2019

SAMSO, Denmark (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Approaching the tiny Danish island of Samso by sea, the first thing visitors notice are the wind turbines, some rising out of the choppy waters, others towering over lush green fields.

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