What is the best way to ruin a country? Let the IMF handle its economy. What is the fastest way to ruin a country? Let the IMF sponsor a civil war in it. Ukraine's junta has chosen both options. According to the calculations made by Prime Minister Yatseniuk, Ukraine requires more than $35 billion to last through this year.
Ukrainian servicemen deployed at roadblocks near the town of Krasnoarmeysk in the eastern Donetsk have been left by their commanders "to the mercy of fate".
Obama Administration has appealed to international donors seeking their support to expand global agriculture and food security program. With the food security problem increasingly pressing, isn’t it a paradox that the international community would hesitate to support the US global initiative? Voice of Russia is discussing the issue with Guy Evers, Deputy Director at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Investment Centre, and Pankaj Kumar, Head of Programmes At Plan International Ethiopia Country Office.
The United Nations is concerned about a drought that threatens Syria’s north-west, as it can bring the number of people in need of emergency food aid to 6.5 million.
Venezuelans returned to the streets in protest Saturday, while the government continued to celebrate a diplomatic victory in the Organization of American States. Students called Saturday's demonstration the "empty pots march" to highlight Venezuelans' growing frustration with shortages of some everyday items.
Venezuelans will march again on Saturday against the country's chronic food shortage, one of the major grievances in a wave of protests shadowing President Nicolas Maduro's government.
Ministers from 12 EU countries have written to European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg asking him not to approve a strain of genetically modified maize to be grown for human consumption, even though he says he is legally bound to do so.
The drought that has swept central and south-east Brazil could entail a number of negative consequences for the country’s economy and also result in the growth of prices for agricultural products in the world market. The center and south-east of Brazil are the regions where most of exported coffee, corn, soya and citrus fruits are traditionally grown. The Voice of Russia’s correspondent in Brazil Alexander Krasnov reports.
The results of a new Harris poll shows that 75% of americans want the government to be more involved in food safety oversight. The adults were surveyed online between January 15 and January 20, 2014. There were 2,236 American adults who were surveyed.
Insects can become a solution to the world food crisis. This opinion is maintained by experts from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). They believe that beetles, crickets and larvae are nourishing and cheap, so if they become part of the human diet it could save mankind form hunger and many other social and economic problems. However, this FAO initiative has a mixed reception, not only in the West but even in countries where insects are traditionally considered a special treat.
Ten protesters were arrested outside Monsanto's headquarters during its annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, fighting for the right to know what is in consumers' food.
Cuba’s ex-leader Fidel Castro met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the Cuban capital Havana on Tuesday to discuss a range of international issues, UN sources say.
Research shows that the number of UK hospital admissions that are related to malnutrition have doubled since 2008-09, a shocking revelation for a developed nation. Food poverty in the UK has now become such a big problem that it should be seen as a "public health emergency", a group of health experts says.
According to the recently published New York City Coalition Against Hunger annual report more than 20 per cent of children in New York City suffer from hunger.
Waste from food in Norway has seen a decrease from a survey done in 2010 still, "the figures indicate a small increase in consumer awareness in the past few years when it comes to the disposal of food," Aftenposten reported researcher Ole Jorgen Hanssen as saying. The Ostfold Research Food Waste Prevention survey was revealed at the ForMat conference which showed new ways consumers deal with wasting food products. The survey sought to find out how much food Norwegians throw out on an annual basis.
Syrian bank accounts frozen abroad are gradually being freed up for use in food purchases, the head of Syria's General Foreign Trade Organisation (GFTO) told Reuters on Sunday, with France being the most committed to releasing the funds.
A five-billion-dollar cut from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will affect the poorest recipients of food stamps. It is possible that this reduction is only the first step in gutting the programs designed to help poor Americans buy food.
Today, October 16th, is World Food Day, established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, back in 1979. Food Day is due to remind the world nations that the food security problem is one of the most important in the world today.
Investigators are currently looking into an incident with a passenger from Air India, who found worms in his sandwich midway through the flight. The man discovered the worms during his flight from New York to New Delhi on a flight he was on in September.