Public health goes hand in hand with animal health, which depends inter alia on housing conditions, good animal husbandry and management, says the text.
Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole
The new methodology, developed by FAO and partners, for the first time clearly identifies areas within dairy production.
Global prices of key staple food commodities rose in April, marking its third consecutive monthly increase after four years of decline.
International experts began gathering at FAO today to focus on the most effective ways to prevent insects, bacteria, viruses and weeds .
Mandatory labelling would help maintain consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain more transparent, they say.
Overproduction of milk since EU quotas were abolished in April 2015 triggered a collapse in prices that have not recovered despite a €500 million aid package announced in September.
Giving voice to family farmers' needs and concerns
MEPs backed the European Commission’s proposed exceptional measure by 31 votes to 7, with 1 abstention.
Draft EU rules that would allow baby foods to continue to contain up to three times more sugar than is recommended.