The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working to help improve the food safety system in Belarus.

Governmental representatives met for five days of talks in Minsk earlier this month to conclude a previous project and set priorities for future work. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is attempting to understand the…

TAMPA, FL  — There are no “snowflakes” or demands for “safe spaces” from any of the attendees of the International Association for Food Protection. Instead there is a willingness to take sides and debate any issue relating to food safety.

Take Stephen Base of Texas A&M University who was willing to step in late and…

Few threats addressed by the United Nations are as undiscriminating as foodborne pathogens, which don’t honor international borders or differentiate between first- and third-world status. Similarly few threats addressed by the international body are as easy to mitigate as food safety, at least in theory. Ajay Markanday Ajay Markanday is director of the…

Top food and agriculture industry groups are commending U.S. officials for their leadership at the recent session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a global food standards-setting body created by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization.

In a letter sent last week to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the Food Industry …

United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal likely did bring cholera into Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake last year, according to a new study published this week in mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

A separate group of researchers last week also published a study in Nature that used advanced …

A leading United Nations human rights official expressed concern Thursday over China’s treatment of food safety activists.

Olivier De Schuttter, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council’s independent expert on the right to food, said in a news conference that he was worried about societal and governmental intimidation of activists.

Citing the charges against Zhao Lianhai, …

The cholera epidemic in Haiti is spreading faster than public health agencies originally estimated, the senior United Nations official said on Tuesday.

In a few short weeks since the outbreak began, 1,344 people have lost their lives to the disease, which has rocked an already struggling, earthquaked-ravaged Haiti, trying to rebuild.

UN humanitarian coordinator Nigel …

After four years of discussion and debate, the first global guidelines for aquaculture, the planet’s fastest growing food sector, were adopted by a UN Food and Agriculture Organization panel last week.

The guidelines–which are non-binding but provide a framework for certification–were adopted by the subcommittee on Aquaculture of the Committee on Fisheries and cover a …

A world without hunger and safe food to boot is the goal of a new partnership between the University of Minnesota and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The U of M and FAO approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Thursday for the new collaboration to address a range of issues associated with …