All news articles for November 2019

Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in LATAM. Image courtesy of the United Nations

Diet-related diseases responsible for 600,000 deaths

By Natasha Spencer

The United Nations urges governments to implement multifaceted actions to stop the increase in both hunger and obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean, it reveals in its latest report on the Panorama of Food and Nutritional Security in LATAM.

A papaya farm in Costa Rica. © GettyImages/julien manigand

Costa Rica moves towards sustainable, low-emission agriculture

By Niamh Michail

Costa Rica is moving towards its goal of emitting zero net carbon emissions by 2050, protecting biodiverse farming areas and co-leading the UN's One Planet Network - but still has a long way to go to fully decarbonize its economy, say experts.

FoodNavigator to co-host the inaugural Global CBD Summit

Demystifying hemp and cannabidiol: Introducing the CBD Global Summit

By Katy Askew

CBD has caught the public's imagination as an ingredient offering a host of potential health benefits. But for all the hype, CBD also courts controversy. To move from a trending ingredient to an ingredient trend, the sector will need to address some...

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Kellogg under pressure to re-fortify Mexican cereals

By Niamh Michail

Kellogg’s decision to remove added vitamins and minerals from some of its most popular cereal brands in Mexico will cost the country US$250 million in health and social impacts, says a coalition of non-profit organizations.