Subsidies and other price support mechanisms for unhealthy ingredients should be scrapped and laws should be introduced to regulate the marketing of unhealthy food to children, according to research published by the World Bank.
An internal report on the World Bank’s multimillion dollar loan to a palm oil company embroiled in human rights allegations has concluded that the investment bank should have been more diligent in its assessments.
The World Bank's Board of executive directors has negotiated a new
Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Slovak Republic covering
the period 2005-07, a move that is expected to bring further
funding to SME food and beverage...
As trading nations get to grips with globalisation in the 21st
century the issue of sustainability is increasingly compounded for
commodities on today's market. Nowhere is this more evident than
for coffee - arguably one of the...
Demands for damages of around $6 million from the Ethiopian
government at a time when the country is facing famine have led to
a storm of protest against Swiss food giant Nestle. But the company
said it would invest the proceeds of...