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FAO Hails G20 Focus on Building Sustainable Food Systems

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FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has welcomed a commitment by the Group of 20 (G20) agriculture ministers to meet global food security and nutrition needs by building food systems that use natural resources more efficiently, are economically sound and socially more inclusive, and help combat climate change.

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Strategy for sustainable vanilla

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Building on its recent association with Soarary of Madagascar, Virginia Dare and its new partner have announced a new dual strategy to improve the sustainability of Madagascar’s vanilla market. A primary objective is to enable farmers to properly cure their own green, or raw, vanilla so that they can earn the much-needed extra revenue associated with this value added activity…. Read more »

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FDA Releases tool to strengthen U.S. Food Defense

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fda-logoThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released The Food Defense Plan Builder, a comprehensive, easy-to-use software program designed to help owners and operators of food facilities develop customized plans to minimize the risk of intentional contamination at their individual food facilities.

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Global food security initiative launched at Davos

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At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland a coalition of business, governments and farmers launched a strategy to significantly increase food production while conserving environmental resources and spurring economic growth. Organizers noted that the approach is already being implemented in two countries, Tanzania and Vietnam. The strategy, led by 17 global companies, sets ambitious targets for collective action to increase production by 20%, decrease greenhouse gas emissions per tonne by 20% and reduces rural poverty by 20% each decade.

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