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Qu Dongyu of China elected FAO Director-General


Qu Dongyu of China was elected Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today.Qu Dongyu received a total of 108 votes out of 191 cast, constituting a majority in the first round. The election took place during the 41st session of the FAO Conference ...


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Global grain harvest does not cover consumption


For the second time in this decade, the global grain harvest will not be sufficient to meet demand. Both the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome and the International Grains Council (IGC) in London expect this. In the agricultural year In its latest forecast, the FAO estimates that ...


Nutella maker Ferrero buys Kellogg cookie business for 1.3 bn dollars


Italy's Ferrero, a confectionery giant that makes the Nutella hazelnut spread, said on Monday it struck a 1.3-billion-dollar deal to buy from US rival Kellogg Company its biscuit, fruit snack and ice cream divisions. The deal covers the "Keebler," "Famous Amos," "Mother's," "Murray"and "Little ...


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Salmonella cases in humans: assessing current EU reduction targets


After several years of decline, salmonellosis cases in the EU have flattened out. EFSA scientists say that setting stricter targets forSalmonellain laying hens at farm level could help reduce cases of this origin by a half. EU countries are currently required to reduce the proportion of laying ...


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Healthier nutrition could greatly reduce agricultural water consumption


The abandonment of meat could reduce water consumption for food production by about half in some cases. Even without a fundamental renunciation of meat, water consumption in Germany, Great Britain and France could fall by up to a third if all inhabitants were to switch to a healthier diet. This ...


Barilla invests EUR 1.0 billion over five years to follow the 'good for you, good for the planet' mission


Barilla presents its 'Good for You, Good for the Planet' Sustainability Report. Raw materials from responsible supply chains and products with less sugar and salt - and more fibers. A commitment that has reaped good economic results, with 2017 revenues at EUR 3.47M (+3% vs 2016). In 2017, Barilla ...


Sanpellegrino turns to Sidel to increase performance, hygiene and production capacity


Sidel has supplied two Sidel Matrix™ Combis to the Sanpellegrino plant in Ruspino, Italy, to help increase production capacity of its famous sparkling mineral water. Sidel Matrix is the most powerful solution to date in terms of performance, flexibility, cost savings and sustainability. A ...


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Italy says cheese as Neapolitan pizza gains UN world heritage status


Pizza-making as practised in Naples has been added to the UNESCO list of"intangible" world heritage traditions, the Italian government said Thursday. "The art of the Neapolitan pizza-maker is [part of] UNESCOworld heritage. Victory!" Agriculture Minister Maurizio Martina wrote on Twitter. The ...


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Prickly but tasty? UN agency says cactus have 'much to offer' as food


Cactus plants could become a very important crop in the 21st century, according to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The FAO said on Thursday it published a book with the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) advocating the large-scale ...


Italian police seize more than 90,000 eggs contaminated with fipronil


More than 90,000 eggs contaminated by the insecticide fipronil have been requisitioned by police in Italy. Some 6,000 eggs were found at a producer near Ancona, on the Adriatic coast, while 85,000 - including 32,000 to be used as animal feed - were located at another producer in Viterbo, north ...


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