New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

New report says global hunger can be reduced with push to meet MDG goals

Megan Rowling for TRF – WNN Breaking (WNN/TRF-Thomson Reuters Foundation) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: The Millennium Development Goal to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world is “within reach” but only if considerable extra effort is made immediately, U.N. food agencies said on Tuesday. The number of people suffering from chronic hunger – […]

Tainted shrimp from Vietnam points to marine-based viral disease

Tainted shrimp from Vietnam points to marine-based viral disease

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/SciDev) Hanoi, VIETNAM, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: A cause of a mysterious disease devastating shrimp farms across Asia since 2009 has been tracked back to a strain of a bacteria native to coastlines around the world. The shrimp early mortality syndrome has perplexed experts for years, in a region where roughly one million people depend […]

Food safety group U.S. works to stop genetically engineered Alfalfa

Food safety group U.S. works to stop genetically engineered Alfalfa

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/CFS) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The U.S. Center for Food Safety is speaking out against GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms on this week’s decision by the U.S. Ninth District Circuit Court to uphold USDA’s deregulation of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, yet will pursue numerous legal options to halt the sale and planting […]

Global organizations team up to improve conditions for small food producers

Global organizations team up to improve conditions for small food producers

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN) Rome, ITALY, WEST EUROPE: The FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with the international Slow Food organization agreed on May 15, 2013 to band together to develop actions to improve the livelihoods of smallholders and others working within agri-farming efforts to produce our world’s food. Under a three-year […]

Japan (woman) plant worker exposed to radiation

Japan (woman) plant worker exposed to radiation

News24 – Friday, 29 April, 2011 (originally published 28 April) Tokyo – A female employee at the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in north-eastern Japan  is reported to have been overexposed to radiation while authorities have detected high levels of radiation in fish and spinach produced near the plant, a news report said on Thursday. […]

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Overcoming Disparity – New study shows large gaps in healthcare for urban women

Women News Network – WNN MDG Stories Friday, 19 November, 2010 A new November 2010 report by WHO – the World Health Organization and UN-HABITAT – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, “Hidden Cities – Unmasking and Overcoming Health Inequities in Urban Settings,” shows that urban poverty can impact health statistics worldwide. Today’s urban cities are […]