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19 November 2010

Soft Drinks: A Weapon Against Malnutrition in Africa?

Here is another one you can't make up. An article in Pediatrics, entitled "Malnutrition and the role of the soft drink industry in improving child health in sub-Saharan Africa," advocates for fortifying soft drinks with micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). a

The Atlantic
18 November 2010

Private-public sector partnerships show success against malnutrition

Partnerships between the private sector and international developmental agencies are breeding success in tackling malnutrition in the world’s poorest. An event in New York City, hosted by BASF, the Micronutrient Initiative, and the UN Global Compact, brought together about 100 nutrition experts from the private sector and international developmental agencies attended, to discuss how to capitalize on the private sector’s global reach and distribution systems to combat malnutrition.

Nutra Ingredients (USA)
17 November 2010

WFP to launch ground-breaking operation to help TB patients

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an important new phase of life-saving food assistance to Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Tajikistan, along with their family members, with the goal of building on past successes in increasing cure rates and lowering death rates from the disease, according to the WFP CO in Tajikistan.

Asia Plus (Tajikistan)
29 October 2010


It is lamentable that the deep and persistent economic woes in the U.S. and Europe are breeding a certain dangerous myopia in international development affairs. “Americans are more resolute in their desire to put their own house in order,” notes the Chicago Council’s report on its fascinating 2010 national survey of American public opinion. It is very aptly titled, “Constrained Internationalism: Adapting to New Realities.”

Global Food for Thought
25 October 2010

Global food crisis forecast as prices reach record highs

Rising food prices and shortages could cause instability in many countries as the cost of staple foods and vegetables reached their highest levels in two years, with scientists predicting further widespread droughts and floods.

The Guardian


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