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Oct 16th was World Food Day. On this day “The World Summit on Food Security” convened in Rome and will conclude today, November 18th.  Part of a three pronged series of events, these meetings are being held to address the additional burden that the global economic crisis has placed on world hunger.

The Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the number of hungry people worldwide, will pass the one billion mark this year. This means that one sixth of the world is suffering from persistent hunger.

The agenda of these meetings is to provide an action plan on how to boost agricultural productivity. The FAO states:

[The gravity of the current food crisis is the result of 20 years of under-investment in agriculture and neglect of the sector. Directly or indirectly, agriculture provides the livelihood for 70 percent of the world’s poor.]

As you can see, global warming is not mentioned. (more…)

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ABC reports Saberi will be freed:

 Iran Frees Jailed U.S. Journalist Roxana Saberi

Iranian-American Wins Appeal, Won’t Serve Her Eight-Year Prison Term on Espionage

 By LARA SETRAKIAN and AFSHIN ABTAHI

April 23, 2009—

 [American journalist Roxana Saberi was freed from a Tehran prison today after an Iranian court suspended her eight-year sentence handed down after she was convicted of espionage. That means no prison time, and she will be able to leave the country immediately, though Saberi will not be allowed to report from Iran for five years, her lawyer told ABC News….]

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/International/story?id=7555143&page=/

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Vietnam Based Interfood to the USA

Recall — Firm Press Release

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.

Interfood Shareholding Company Issues a Nationwide recall of Wonderfarm Brand Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risk

Contact:
Anthony Ma
323-780-3998

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 9, 2008 – Interfood Shareholding Company is recalling all lot codes of multiple varieties of the Wonderfarm brand of biscuits because they may be contaminated with Melamine. (more…)

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China, USA,WHO, and Australia. More news about melamine contamination, WHO sets a standard, and chicken strips for pets are recalled.

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 As a reminder, melamine contamination in the imported USA food supply, is currently determined by FDA inspection of 1% of products moving though our ports: (more…)

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Everlasting Distributors Inc. Issues a Nationwide Recall of Fresh and Crispy Jacobina Biscuits Because of Possible Health Risks

Contact:
Everlasting Distributors Inc.
201-823-0800 (more…)

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More news on melamine: (more…)

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