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Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

Protein Made With Electricity Could Ease World Hunger

  LAPPEENRANTA, Finland, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – Finnish scientists have produced a single-cell protein using electricity and carbon dioxide that can be developed for use as human food and animal feed. The protein can be produced anywhere...

 

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

Pope Donates to Feed Drought-Stricken East Africa

  ROME, Italy, July 24, 2017 (ENS) – In an unprecedented move, Pope Francis has donated €25,000 to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s efforts to support people struggling with food insecurity and famine in East Africa. Pope...

 

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

U.S. EPA Greenlights Pesticide Harmful to Children

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 5, 2017 (ENS) – Effective today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is denying a petition by two environmental groups who ask that the agency revoke all food residue tolerances for the pesticide chlorpyrifos....

 

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – When shoppers look at their food purchases today they could see any of these warning phrases alerting them when a food is no longer safe to eat: Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before,...

 

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

Climate-Smart Rice the ‘Crop of the Future’

  LOS BAÑOS, Philippines, February 24, 2017 (ENS) – More than half of the world’s population, nearly four billion people, eat rice as their daily staple, but the changing climate is making it tougher for rice farmers to keep their...

 

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

Perfluorinated Chemicals Found in Fast Food Wrappers

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 5, 2017 (ENS) – The health hazards of perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, are well known to scientists, yet some fast food chains still use food wrappers, bags and boxes coated with these grease-resistant...

 

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

Latin America, Caribbean Aim to End Hunger by 2025

  PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, January 25, 2017 (ENS) – Latin America and the Caribbean could be the first developing region to completely eradicate hunger if its governments further strengthen their implementation of a new food...

 

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

  By Charles Mkoka NAIROBI, Kenya, October 15, 2016 (ENS) – African delegates from more than 45 countries have welcomed progress made by the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD, Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Programme,...

 

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

  PARIS, France, September 22, 2016 (ENS) – France has become the world’s first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically-sourced materials. The...

 

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

  MANCHESTER, England, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Critically endangered species of fish are being sold in UK sushi restaurants without accurate labeling, finds new research by scientists at three British universities. Overfished species...

 

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2016 (ENS) – A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical...

 

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

  PARIS, France, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global food, farming and environmental justice groups are joining forces to put biotech crop giant Monsanto on trial for ecocide and crimes against nature and humanity at the International...

 

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will vacate its approval of the Dow AgroSciences herbicide Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals could be more...

 

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – Over the objections of millions of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetically engineered animal food. Atlantic salmon engineered for faster than normal growth...

 

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

  By Charles Mkoka DURBAN, South Africa, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now...

 

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

  LYON, France, October 27, 2015 (ENS) – Reducing consumption of red meat and processed meats can reduce the risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers, finds a new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer...

 

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

  BERN, Switzerland, October 16, 2015 (ENS) – The first study to investigate the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee queens finds that these chemicals may contribute to bee colony mortality by affecting queen health....

 

Plastic for Dinner

Plastic for Dinner

  DAVIS, California, October 9, 2015 (ENS) – Roughly one in every four fish sold for human consumption in certain California and Indonesian markets contain plastic fragments or textile fibers in their guts, an international team...

 

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

  OSLO, Norway, July 19, 2015 (ENS) – The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean on Thursday signed a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the 1.1 million-square-mile so-called “donut...

 

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been awarded the 2015 World Food Prize, given in recognition of those whose achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. Calling the...

 
 
 
 

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