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Pope Francis warns overeating 'avenue of personal destruction'

Oct 17, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Pope Francis cites the 'distorted relationship between food and nutrition' has left almost 700 million people overweight, 'victims of improper dietary habits'

Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018 .  TIZIANA FABI / AFP

Pope urges world to act on causes of migration crisis

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Francis says love rather than pity should be placed at the heart of international development efforts, and throws his weight behind efforts in the UN to negotiate a global accord on managed, safe migration

POPE AT FAO. Pope Francis delivers a speech during a meeting at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters, on October 16, 2017 in Rome, on the occasion of World Food Day. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

2017 World Food Day focuses on nutrition as part of human rights

Oct 16, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The Council for Health and Development calls for genuine land reform, saying it is 'the most effective and efficient solution to the current food crisis in the Philippines'

How a field school helps farmers end food insecurity

Oct 16, 2015 - 8:34 PM

What to do when a town that is the rice granary of Sorsogon is vulnerable to disasters and natural calamities?

World Food Day 2015 to highlight social protection vs rural hunger

Oct 14, 2015 - 5:23 PM

World Food Day 2015 puts the spotlight on the connection between enhancing agriculture through social protection toward zero poverty and hunger

On World Food Day, a banquet or an empty bowl?

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:09 PM

If all of us link our hands together genuine and lasting change is possible despite the uncertainties But the key is making the right move now

INFOGRAPHIC: Why we celebrate World Food Day

Oct 17, 2014 - 1:29 AM

Take a look at the world s hungry population Who are they?

Hunger wRap: Faces of PH agriculture

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:18 PM

How important are fisherfolk and farmers in the fight against hunger in the Philippines?

Hunger wRap: The extremes of food consumption in the PH

Oct 16, 2014 - 2:08 PM

How can we make sure that Filipinos get the right and healthy amount of food?

How recycling trash puts food on the table

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:08 PM

On World Food Day 2014 find out how a village s organic waste management puts healthy food on the tables of the hungry

Stop hunger now: 'Pagkain sapat dapat'

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:30 AM

It s World Food Day Did you know the Philippines has a pending Zero Hunger bill ?

Growing a better future in a hungrier and warmer world

Oct 16, 2013 - 8:06 PM

Oxfam s country director writes about the 3 ironies in food production and consumption in the Philippines

RURAL WOMEN. Women farmers from the Sultan Kudarat province in Southern Philippines pose for the camera. Photo by Dante Dalabajan

Ending hunger is possible, UN says on World Food Day

Oct 16, 2013 - 7:16 PM

The number of the world s hungry has gone down in recent years but still stands at 842 million people

HUNGER DOWN. The United Nations says world hunger rates has dropped to one in 8 people. In this photo, Filipino street children take a meal at a street in Parañaque, Philippines, 15 August 2013. EPA/Francis R Malasig

Zero hunger challenge: Is it attainable?

Oct 16, 2012 - 11:49 PM

The lack of a comprehensive national food policy is a key reason why the country experiences a high incidence of hunger

Photo by Project Development Institute

High food prices top UN agenda on World Food Day

Oct 16, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Global food prices rose by 1 4 last month after holding steady for two months as cereals meat and dairy prices climbed the UN s Food and Agriculture Organization reports