International News

Cutting food waste to feed the world - Over a billion tonnes squandered each year

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year -- approximately 1.3 billion tonnes -- gets lost or wasted, according to an FAO-commissioned study.

The lurking menace of weeds - Farmers' enemy No. 1 (2009)

Today more than a billion people in the world are hungry, the result of flawed policies mainly, but also of wars and revolutions and of natural hazards like floods, droughts, pests and diseases compounded, nowadays, by climate change.