Posts Tagged ‘Food’

A course in Indonesian food storage at Marist Training Centre Tutu Comments 0

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Fourteen people on Taveuni, Fiji, have been learning Indonesian food preservation techniques and food therapy at the Marist Training Centre in Tutu, Wairiki. “Participants are learning methods of preserving food while still retaining all its nutrient levels in its preserved state,” said Indonesian Ambassador Chandra Salim. “Food that can be preserved for one to two days Read more

Malnutrition crisis on Thailand-Burma border Comments 0

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Up to 5,000 Burmese children living on the Thai border face severe malnourishment, as the international donor community withdraws funds and shifts its attention back to Burma. As many as 2,000 children are experiencing stunted growth and nearly 1,000 are acutely malnourished, said Andrew Scadding, director of the Thai Children’s Trust, during an interview with Read more

Pope Benedict: food should not be subject to speculation Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011

In a message marking World Food Day 2011, Pope Benedict XVI has indicated the tools that today’s businesses and governments need to implement now to eradicate global hunger: “A change in lifestyle and a necessary moderation of behavior and consumption”. He stated that food should not be equated with other merchandise and therefore should not Read more

Food is the ultimate security new map shows Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

A new map of food security risk around the world is, in some ways, depressingly familiar. Sub-saharan Africa leaps out as the place where the most people fear for their next meal, while the rich world has more to fear from obesity. But there’s plenty of salutary reminders and fascinating detail, like India’s food problems Read more

World hunger born of selfish behaviour says Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Pope Benedict has decried an approach to agricultural production based solely on profit, and called for steps to protect family farming, as he met on July 1 with leaders of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). He spoke of hunger born of selfish behaviour. He said persistent world hunger was a “tragedy” driven by Read more

Oxfam calls for global reform of the food system Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Global reform of the food system is needed in order to help people buy adequate food, Oxfam warns. Rising food prices are tightening the squeeze, even on those who can currently afford food, the NGO says. In an acceleration of a trend which has seen food prices double in the last 20 years, the charity Read more

One-third of world’s food is wasted Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation reported last week that one-third of the world’s food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted. The organisation pointed the finger of blame at inefficiencies through the food supply chain. Industrialised and developing countries consistently waste or lose around 660m tonnes each year, with rich countries wasting 222m tonnes. Read more

Children at risk as global food prices rise Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The United Nations Children’s Fund  is concerned about poor people living in urban areas in Pacific region as global food prices rise. Since 2009 UNICEF has worked with six Pacific Island countries to establish early warning monitoring to track the impact of economic crises on the most vulnerable and to provide real-time pulse data”. It found Read more

Hell Pizza chain dismally witless Comments 0

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

The decision by the Hell Pizza chain to replace the cross with a pentagram on their hot cross buns, and then to market them with the slogan ” For a limited time. A bit like Jesus” has been described as pretty objectionable”… “on the grounds of its dismal witlessness alone”. The Almighty’s divine feathers are Read more

Volatile food prices keep people poor in the Pacific Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) begins its 9th South West Pacific Ministers of Agriculture Meeting on 5 April in the Kingdom of Tonga, with food security and volatile food prices as key issues of discussion Participants will discuss the cause and impacts of high global price transfers, and appropriate policy actions to Read more