Topic: UN Food and Agriculture Organization
To fight poverty and overpopulation, crops need coaxing. Advances in deep-root food plants may trigger a new Green Revolution.
04/06/2010 12:07 pm
As studies predict that vital coral reefs are headed for extinction worldwide, experts say hunger, poverty, and political instability could ensue.
03/26/2010 02:48 pm
With the rainy season set to arrive in Haiti, aid organizers say the top priority is to bring in shelter that can withstand rain and even hurricanes. Some 750,000 people still do not have basic shelter or are crowded in with relatives and friends.
02/09/2010 04:21 pm
Iceland leads the list of the greenest nations. The US fell 22 places in the 2010 Environment Performance Index, but the study's researchers say that "murky" data makes the list imperfect.
01/28/2010 05:00 pm
More than $1 billion in aid to Haiti has been pledged so far by governments from Guatemala to Greece. The UN and other groups are increasing food distribution by the day.
01/26/2010 01:04 pm
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned at UN food summit in Rome that 6 million children die of hunger a year, but critics say new money to tackle the problem is unlikely.
11/16/2009 12:00 am
The UN's food summit begins in Rome Monday. The lead-up to the summit has been mired in disputes, but one study highlights 20 innovative programs that have helped feed people worldwide.
11/15/2009 12:00 am
In a rare interview, Eritrea's president Isaias Afwerki denies helping Islamic militants in Somalia, and says his country doesn't need elections.
11/10/2009 12:00 am
Tropical deforestation rates this decade are higher than during the 1990s, resulting in 135 plant, animal, and insect species being lost every day.
11/06/2009 12:00 am
Decades of progress in food security have been reversed. The long-term solution is more investment in agriculture.
10/14/2009 01:00 am