There are no vaccines against the infection. Source: ntv.de, fzö / AFP / dpa “A third of the population of South Sudan is now directly affected by the ongoing conflict. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) In 2011, after years of civil war, South Sudan won its own Independence.
Gurria also called for a reconsideration of the use of biofuels. They were one reason for the price increases and spikes in recent years. At that time food was burned. “I think we have become a little wiser on this point.” Source: ntv.de, kst / rts “This mealworm and grasshopper snack was created by the up-and-coming Dutch chef Wander Alblas. (Photo: REUTERS) If you have an appetite for an insect-based snack A Dutch supermarket chain really gets its money’s worth. You can even choose between two flavors for the chips made from moth larvae. The second largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands has recently started offering fast food and snacks made from meal beetles, grasshoppers and moth larvae.
Initially, the meatballs, burgers and chips made from edible insects are on the shelves in two branches of the Jumbo chain in the north of the Netherlands, and all 400 shops are to be stocked with the unusual delicacies by early 2015. “Edible insects are not just healthy. They are also sustainable and help to conserve dwindling food resources, “said Jumbo spokeswoman Laura Valks. It is true that bugs and worms have long been available on the Internet, and some smaller shops in the Netherlands also offer insect sweets. But Jumbo is the first supermarket to include the products in its range, for prices from 5.95 to 6.79 euros. The chips made from moth larvae come in two flavors: salt or paprika. Last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) urged reluctant western consumers to swallow their disgust for insects.
Insects are an environmentally friendly addition to conventional foods. According to the FAO, two billion people – around a third of the world’s population – already eat insects because they are “tasty and nutritious”. Source: ntv.de, cri / AFP “Insect burgers are available for tasting in Zurich. (Photo: dpa) The World Food Organization (FAO) is promoting edible insects as a good source of protein. In Switzerland, a supermarket chain will soon be offering burgers with mealworms, etc. This is not yet possible in Germany. A burger with mealworms: this specialty will be available in several Swiss branches from next week Supermarket chain Coop The company has been working on its product range since the legalization of insect sales in Switzerland in the spring.
In addition to the burger, meatballs with mealworms should also be on the shelves. The supermarket chain praised the creations of the supplier Essento: the burger contains mealworms, rice, carrots, celery and leeks with a pinch of chilli, the “Insect Balls” are made with chickpeas, onions, Garlic and coriander are prepared.writing service Insects have great culinary potential, are healthy and sustainable, said Essento co-founder Christian Bärtsch. The World Food Organization (FAO) has been promoting edible insects as a good source of protein for years. Insects are approved as food in some European countries, including Belgium, but not yet in Germany, as the Institute for Food Technology has confirmed. In Switzerland, crickets, locusts and mealworms have been allowed to be sold for consumption since May 1st. Source: ntv.de, wne / dpa “” The virus infection is harmless to humans, but fatal for wild boars. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) While the African swine fever is spreading incessantly in Europe, the wild boars in Germany have been spared so far.
But they too could soon be affected by the deadly virus infection. Polish authorities find a dead animal near the border and a case of African swine fever has been recorded in western Poland. As announced by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the Polish Veterinary Service has informed the Ministry of this. Accordingly, the epidemic was found on Thursday in a wild boar found dead in the Lebus Voivodeship in the Wschowski district – about 80 kilometers from the border with Brandenburg. In Germany there has so far been no case of African swine fever. According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the virus infection has been occurring in Poland for five years, but so far in the east of the country – about 250 kilometers from the current case.
In Europe, along with Romania, Hungary and the Baltic States, the country is one of the regions particularly affected. According to the Ministry, it is “in constant contact with the Polish authorities and the EU Commission”. It also referred to a joint exercise by the Polish and German veterinary authorities in July 2018, which should ensure a rapid flow of information between the authorities in both countries. African swine fever is harmless to humans, but it is fatal to domestic pigs and wild boars. The animal disease was introduced to Europe from Africa some time ago. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), five million pigs were killed or died of the disease in Asia in August alone.
There are no vaccines against the infection. Source: ntv.de, fzö / AFP / dpa “A third of the population of South Sudan is now directly affected by the ongoing conflict. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) In 2011, after years of civil war, South Sudan won its own Independence. Shortly thereafter, the domestic political situation escalated again. Since then, the population has suffered from the ongoing fighting between the government and rebels. The UN has warned of a famine in South Sudan. “At least 30,000 people are living in extreme conditions and are at risk of starvation,” it says In a joint statement by the World Food Organization (FAO), the World Food Program (WFP) and the Children’s Fund Unicef, tens of thousands more people are on the verge of famine and two million are on the run.
Including many children who are separated from their families. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa) According to the information, the people in the hotly contested northern state of Unity, which has rich oil reserves, are most affected. A total of 3.9 million people, a third of the population of South Sudan, are now victims of the crisis. The situation has deteriorated drastically compared to the previous year, and a famine must be expected in the months up to the end of the year. The aid organizations have withdrawn from the areas around Leer, Guit, Koch and Mayendit because of the fighting there. The donors “urgently need to provide more money for food aid,” said the Oxfam country director, Zlatko Gegic.
The UN’s call for help for 2015 has so far been “only 55 percent financed”. Oxfam called on donors to increase their support for projects that strengthened the self-help opportunities of the population, for example in agriculture and fishing. South Sudan only gained independence from Sudan in mid-2011 after a decade-long civil war. In the north-east African country, a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former ally and deputy, Riek Machar, escalated in December 2013, and since then tens of thousands of people have been killed in clashes between government forces and the Machar-led rebels. Many civilians have been victims of ethnically motivated massacres and rape. More than two million people are on the run.
Many children are “separated from their families and are traveling alone,” explained Oxfam. Ceasefires have been agreed for South Sudan several times under international pressure – which were then broken days or hours later. The peace agreement concluded between the conflicting parties at the end of August, which provided for a power sharing between the government and the rebels, did not last. Source: ntv.de, lda / AFP “1.3 billion tons of food are lost every year. (Photo: picture alliance / dpa ) Worldwide, food is simply wasted – 1.3 billion tonnes of food are lost every year, according to a report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization FAO. Consumer behavior is particularly alarming in industrialized countries. One third of all food produced worldwide is per year according to UN Information wasted. “It is more effective to reduce the loss of food than to increase the production of food to feed a growing world population,” said a published report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Every year, 1.3 billion tons of food are reportedly lost.
That is more than half of the world’s grain harvest each year. According to the FAO, 925 million people are starving worldwide. Food waste is roughly the same in developed and developing countries, but for different reasons. In developing countries, food was lost mainly due to poor harvests or poor infrastructure.
In industrialized countries, however, the losses are mainly due to the behavior of consumers who “throw away completely edible food”. Every consumer in Europe and North America throws away an average of between 95 and 115 kilograms of food every year. In addition, people in rich countries would be tempted to buy more than they needed. Source: ntv.de, AFP “” The nearly 200 member states of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met for three days – even though the final declaration was adopted at the beginning has been. At the end of the summit, aid organizations, the media and observers draw a negative balance. Still optimistic at the beginning of the conference: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (Photo: picture-alliance / dpa) On the last day of the summit, the non-binding nature of the final declaration that had already been decided on Monday was discussed referenced.
Participants from around 190 member states of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have emphasized once again that action must be taken against a “sell-out of poor countries” (“land grabbing”), wrote the Milanese “Corriere della Sera”. However, it could take years before a clear agreement is reached. Since the beginning of the financial crisis, land purchases in poor countries, for example by international corporations and investment funds, have increased. This does not support the cultivation for the needs in the region, but export-oriented production against the interests of the hungry. Aid organizations such as Caritas and Oxfam criticize that the final declaration confirms in five points the Millennium Development Goals formulated by the United Nations in 2000, hunger up Halve 2015. However, there were no concrete figures. FAO boss Jacques Diouf had previously set the goal that governments provide 44 billion dollars (around 30 billion euros) annually to boost agricultural production. Source: ntv.de, dpa “News and information at a glance.
Collection of articles by n-tv.de on the subject of FAO The almost 200 member states of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met for three days – although the final declaration was adopted at the beginning. At the end of the summit, aid organizations, media and observers draw a negative balance. Of course, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes love to go to toy stores, and being so different from the others, the store is unceremoniously closed completely for them. The FAO’s work focuses primarily on nutrition, food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and development aid.
According to the FAO, the UN agricultural organization, avian influenza can break out in any country at any time without warning. The causative agents of the disease, also known as avian or chicken flu, are influenza A viruses. The Fao peninsula, which juts out into the Persian Gulf between Kuwait and Iran, is Iraq’s only access to the sea.
The nearly 200 member states of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) met for three days – although the final declaration was adopted at the beginning. At the end of the summit, aid organizations, media and observers draw a negative balance. Of course, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes love to go to toy stores, and being so different from the others, the store is unceremoniously closed completely for them. The main focus of the FAO’s work is on nutrition, food, agriculture, forestry, fisheries and development aid. “Around 70 percent of Mexicans are considered overweight. (Photo: dpa) While people are starving in many regions of the world, industrialists and workers are fighting Emerging countries with a completely different problem: their population is getting too fat.
Mexico’s President Peña Nieto believes he has found a solution. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto declares war on obesity among his compatriots. “In the face of a real epidemic of overweight and obesity, we can’t just cross our arms,” said Peña Nieto. So he first announced a series of countermeasures such as healthy eating education initiatives, new labeling regulations and sports programs.
He also advised his compatriots to run more, climb stairs, and exercise for at least an hour each day, and Congress also passed higher taxes on food such as confectionery and sodas. For example, eight percent is due on chocolate, ice cream and peanut butter. The tax thus affects foods that contain more than 275 kilocalories per hundred grams. In the future, a tax of one peso (almost six cents) per liter will have to be paid on sweet drinks.
The annual consumption of such soft drinks in Mexico is up to 163 liters per person. The new regulation that had already been approved by the Senate was approved by 299 to 160 votes in the House of Commons. The increased taxes are intended to give companies an incentive to offer low-calorie products with a lot of fiber. These should then receive a kind of seal of quality to encourage people to buy. Mexico is now one of the countries in the world with the highest rate of obesity and even surpasses the USA in percentage terms.
According to a report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there are only more overweight people in countries like Egypt, Kuwait and the Pacific island states. In Mexico, around 70 percent of adults and 30 percent of children and adolescents are considered too heavy. Almost every tenth adult Mexican suffers from type 2 diabetes. Source: ntv.de, lou / dpa / AFP “About a year ago, a cancer research agency belonging to the WHO classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic.