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Tag Archives: Food

World food prices up 8.2pc in 2017: UN

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PARIS: Global food prices rose by 8.2 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, the UN’s food agency said on Friday. The Food and Agriculture Organization said that its FAO Food Price Index averaged 174.6 points in 2017, the highest annual average since 2014. In December alone, however, the index – ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

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Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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Iran sends 1,100 tonnes of food to Qatar daily: report

An IranAir Boeing 747SP aircraft is pictured before leaving Tehran's Mehrabad airport September 19, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File photo

TEHRAN: Iran is shipping more than 1,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables to Qatar every day after Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia cut relations with Doha, Fars news agency reported Thursday. Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain are among several countries which announced on June 5 the suspension of ...

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Tesco to merge with food wholesaler Booker in £3.7bn deal

THE grocery giant said the tie-up will create “the UK’s leading food business” and deliver significant cost savings for the combined group. Booker is the country’s largest wholesaler and owns the Londis and Budgens convenience store brands. The companies said the deal would bring “benefits for consumers, independent retailers, caterers, ...

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Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

London: One of Europe’s worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer. “That’s what I come out for, to have a little chat… It’s not ...

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East London Mosque And Muslim Aid Donate 10 Tonnes Of Food To Homeless

LONDON: The mosque frequently targeted by Britain First has received 10 tonnes of food to help feed the capital’s homeless over the Christmas period. In collaboration with Muslim Aid, the East London Mosque saw a flood of donations arrive during Friday prayers earlier this week. Britain First has not held ...

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