UN Food Systems Summit

World leaders have called for an urgent reduction in the amount of antimicrobial drugs, including antibiotics, used in food systems.

The Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance said countries must stop the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs to promote growth in healthy animals.

The request from the group, which
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has discussed plans to include food safety in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Almost 250 indicators are monitored across a range of areas to assess progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals introduced in 2015, but no food safety indicator is recognized yet despite
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Today, Oct. 16, is World Food Day and the UN’s Food Systems Summit in partnership with Future Food Institute is hosting the Voices of Food Systems Live, a 24-hour Global relay conversation.

Improving food systems is vital as many systems are exposed to contaminants in the water, soil, and air,
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The COVID-19 pandemic dominated World Food Safety Day events, according to a new report.

The second UN World Food Safety Day in June saw initiatives reshaped for a “new normal” that looks set to affect food safety and food systems for the foreseeable future.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr.
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