All news articles for August 2019

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Deterioration of food security in Venezuela is “palpable”

By Natasha Spencer

Food shortages, economic slowdown and crop threat concerns are seemingly rife in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We speak to Ricardo Rapallo, FAO Senior Policy Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean to find out what the current food security...

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Obesity on the rise in Brazil

By Niamh Michail

Rates of obesity in Brazil are on the rise, according to a Ministry of Health report, prompting renewed calls for front-of-pack warning labels.

BRF makes senior appointment

BRF makes senior appointment

By Aidan Fortune

Brazilian processor BRF has appointed a new chief financial and investors relations officer.

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Costa Rica invests in food safety with US$4.55m lab

By Niamh Michail

The Costa Rican Ministry of Health has invested ₡2,600 million (US$4.55m) in food safety microbiological laboratory with next-generation equipment to prevent foodborne illnesses.