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Pulses and soils can be 'strategic allies' in forging more sustainable food and agriculture systems, says the FAO.  © iStock/bdspn

'Climate smart' pulses are key to global food security: FAO

By Niamh Michail

'Climate smart' pulses are essential to global food security by delivering high-nutrition protein to people and critical nutrients to soil, said the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on World Soil Day. 

Watch it live: EXPO Milan food waste conference

Watch it live: EXPO Milan food waste conference

By Nathan Gray

Leading experts and policy makers have come together at the EXPO Milan for a high level, international conference titled "Fight Food Waste, Feed the Planet!". Watch it live and join in the conversation via social media.

Food prices are likely to stay under downward pressure due to large supplies and a strong US dollar, the FAO says

FAO: Global food import costs to hit five-year low

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Global food import costs are set to reach their lowest level in five years during 2015, even as volumes remain the same or rise slightly, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Sugar is up...but the overall commodities picture is stable, says the FAO

Sugar prices drive FAO food price index rise

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Sugar price increases have led to the first rise in the global food price index since April, but food commodity markets are becoming less volatile, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

About 2 billion people already routinely eat insects, the FAO says

FAO touts edible insects as ‘valuable sources of nutrition’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Insects could play a vital role in food security in the coming decades – but disgust remains a barrier for consumers in many Western countries, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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