Food and Agriculture : Newsfile

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  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2012

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Arab grain imports rising rapidly

    8 May 2012

    The Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa make up only 5 percent of the world’s population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world’s grain exports.

  • Lost bees could cost UK farmers a fortune

    11 April 2012

     It would cost the UK £1.8 billion every year to hand-pollinate crops without bees – 20 per cent more than previously thought – according to new research launched today by Friends of the Earth as it unveils a new campaign to save the bee.

  • 'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacific

    25 January 2012

    Asian, European and Latin American fleets have devastated fish stocks in the southern Pacific, once among the world’s richest waters, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has found.

  • Bumper 2011 grain harvest fails to rebuild global stocks

    12 January 2012

    The world’s farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before, but global stocks remain worryingly low.

  • Food security a looming crisis

    11 January 2012

    With the global population pushing past 7 billion people recently, the global food chain is approaching a tipping point, according to Alison Watkins, CEO of GrainCorp, the Australian grain storage and handling corporation.

  • Rush for land a wake-up call for poorer countries

    4 January 2012

    Increasing investor demand for land in the global south could spur small farmers to secure control over their land, says a study published by the International Land Coalition.

  • World grain production down, meat consumption up

    16 December 2011

    World grain production fell in 2010, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, but world consumption of animal protein is everywhere on the rise.

  • Industry still falling short on use of sustainable palm oil

    22 November 2011

    Twenty-five UK-based companies are amongst many in Europe, Australia and Japan that are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, but urgent action is still needed to avoid the irreversible loss of tropical forests, according to the assessment.

  • Global meat consumption continues to rise

    12 October 2011

    New analysis highlights importance of limiting industrial livestock production to improve personal and environmental health.