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Palm oil boosts world food prices: FAO

By Niamh Michail

World food prices rose slightly last month driven by higher vegetable oils prices, and palm oil in particular, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

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Refugees given tools and training in northern Iraq

By RJ Whitehead

A Germany-funded project to train refugees in greenhouse cultivation, beekeeping, hen production and food processing has been launched to help thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrians.

The project will help countries quickly detect fraud and contamination with the help of portable tools, such as this X-ray fluorescence detector. Picture: IAEA

IAEA and FAO go mobile to tackle food fraud

By Joseph James Whitworth

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are to look at mobile tools to combat food fraud and contamination.

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