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Demand for pork and beef is Asia prevented meat prices from slipping into decline

Meat defies decline of global food prices

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat is the only one of five major food commodity groups that saw an increase in the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO) pricing index last month.

The database will provide a solid foundation in the fight against bacterial resistance

Global drive launched to monitor antimicrobials' use

By Chloe Ryan

A global database tracking antimicrobials' use for farm animals is being developed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to ensure the long-term efficacy of infectious disease treatments for animals and humans. 

Livestock disease has been spread to areas which have been previously unaffected

UN issues warning over displaced cattle in Sudan

By Georgi Gyton

The continued conflict in South Sudan has led to the displacement of millions of cattle in what has been called a "silent emergency" by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The FAO said animal health was of paramount importance to its work

Further global collaboration on animal health announced

By Georgi Gyton

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) have pledged to boost their existing collaboration on animal health, in a bid to ensure the safety of food from animal origin and promote...

Combine their strengths to combat hunger and poverty

Combined effort on hunger

By Nicholas Robinson

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Academy of Gastronomy (AIG) are planning to combine their strengths to combat hunger and poverty.

UN embarks on drive to reduce food waste

UN embarks on drive to reduce food waste

By Carina Perkins

The United Nations (UN) has launched a new global campaign aimed at cutting the amount of food thrown away by consumers and retailers.

Global meat production to rise 2% in 2012

Global meat production to rise 2% in 2012

By Melodie Michel

World meat output is expected to grow 2% in 2012, boosted by higher poultry and pig meat production in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced.

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