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Hunger easing globally but 1 in 9 undernourished

The number of hungry people in the world has fallen by more than 100 million in the past decade but 805 million people, or one in nine, still do not have enough to eat, three global food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday. G

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SHAMEFUL WASTE: Up to 33pc of food is trashed

The world loses or wastes a staggering 25 percent to 33 percent of the food it produces for consumption, losses that can mean the difference between an adequate diet and malnutrition in many countries, the World Bank said in a report.

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842 million going hungry worldwide

One in eight people around the world is chronically undernourished, the United Nations' food agencies said on Tuesday, warning world leaders that some regions would fail in halving the number of hungry by 2015.  

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Just Falafel to raise $1 m to combat world hunger

UAE-based Just Falafel, a fast food retail chain, has joined forces with World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, to raise $1 million over the next three years. Over the next three

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Obesity 'bigger killer than hunger'

Obesity is a bigger health crisis globally than hunger, and the leading cause of disabilities around the world, according to a new report published in the British medical journal The Lancet. Nearly 500 researchers from 50 countrie

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868 million people going hungry: UN

  One out of every eight people in the world is chronically undernourished, the UN's food agencies said on Tuesday, warning that progress to reduce hunger has slowed since 2007/08 when high food prices sparked riots in severa

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Coca-Cola extends million meals partnership

The Coca-Cola Company said it has joined forces with the Regional Egyptian Food Banks to extend the '1 Million Meals Partnership' scheme launched during Ramadan to support “The Village Free from Hunger” program in Lebanon and

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Half of Yemenis go hungry post-revolt: WFP

  Nearly half of Yemenis go to bed hungry every night as political instability compounds a global food and fuel price surge, giving the Arabian Peninsula state the world's third-highest rate of child malnutrition, the World F

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Global food crisis worsens says Oxfam

UK charity Oxfam, warning that food demand will have jumped by 70 percent by 2050, said soaring food prices and weather and financial shocks had aggravated the hunger crisis and that the global food economy was broken. 'The food system

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UN office warns Africa against land deals

African governments should avoid rushing into big land lease deals with foreign investors or risk deepening poverty and ramping up social tensions, an official at the UN's Food and Agriculture Office said.    His comments f

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