As the first UN Food Systems Summit kicks off in New York today (23 September), many hope this historic event will begin to chart a roadmap to a more sustainable, healthy and equitable food system. However, the role that food industry money has played...
The ‘fragility’ of the food system has been exposed by rising hunger levels, the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. At an event staged ahead of the UN’s Sustainable Food Summit, the Food and Agriculture Organization and Members of the European Parliament...
To mark Whole Grain Day (19 November), Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) has again called on governments and policymakers to recognise the contribution of whole grains and help their nation make it a priority inclusion in their diets.
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 has been awarded to the World Food Programme for its efforts to combat hunger. FoodNavigator catches up with WFP supply chain expert John Crisci to find out what the prize means to the UN agency.
According to the United Nations (UN), climate change threatens our food supply ‘through increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, and greater frequency of some extreme events’. And there’s no time to lose.
Climate scientists are warning that climate change-induced droughts could devastate more than half of the world’s wheat fields by the end of the century, triggering food shortages, market upheaval and political unrest.
World hunger remains a persistent crisis, with approximately 842 million people going hungry every day. We look at the bakery and snack giants that are leading the fight against hunger and malnutrition.
The meat and dairy industries generate more greenhouse gases than other foods – but it doesn’t have to be so. “A low-carbon livestock sector is possible to achieve," FAO director general Graziano da Silva said.
Good nutrition, sustainable agriculture and low food waste aren't the preserve of wealthy nations: France has been ranked number one in a global sustainability index but low-income Ethiopia outperforms the USA.
The world’s biggest food firm, Nestlé, has put reducing food waste firmly on its agenda, announcing plans to help further prevent the issue of food losses and waste around the world at the Save Food Congress.
A sustainable cocoa supply chain is reliant on women, who provide a large portion of the labor and often invest earnings on items that benefit their community, says Mars Chocolate in a response to harsh criticism.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya has launched a new campaign to highlight the implications of European food waste – and has called for new ways to process and market ‘ugly’ produce.
People living in rich countries should eat half as much meat as they usually do in order for people in poor countries to eat more without harming the environment, according to a new United Nations report.
As Europe's codex committee meets next week to discuss proposals
for worldwide risk principles, the UN's World Health Organisation
(WHO) has today urged countries to improve ways they can respond to
potential threats to...
The increasing globalisation of the food industry is creating huge
corporations with the power to harm farmers and food suppliers in
many countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) warned this week.
The operations of large food multinationals should be more actively
regulated by developing nations heavily reliant on agriculture, the
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on
Monday, writes the Financial Times...