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U.N., WHO Heads Speak About Food Safety On World Health Day; FAO Report Addresses Food Security

Agence France-Presse: Food safety focus of new health campaign
“The United Nations launched a food safety campaign Tuesday for an era in which millions are dying of hunger or tainted produce even as more and more people fall ill from eating too much. ‘Food safety, quality, and quantity must go together,’ Margaret Chan, director general of the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO), said at Paris’ Rungis wholesale market…” (4/7).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. stresses importance of food safety — from farm to plate — on World Health Day
“With the United Nations health agency highlighting food safety on World Health Day, the secretary general [Tuesday] called for unified efforts to ensure that production, distribution, and preparation of food is done safely. ‘The health, agriculture, trade, and environment sectors need to work together,’ said Ban Ki-moon. ‘We all have a role to play in keeping food safe — from farm to plate’…” (4/7).

U.N. News Centre: Geothermal energy can help developing countries boost food security, says U.N. agency report
“A new report released today by the United Nations agricultural agency says that the heat energy generated by the earth’s core can be used for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries…” (4/7).

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