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March 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Nations warned that six African countries are threatened with mass starvation in a worsening food crisis across the continent. Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia and Sudan face the risk of famine because of civil war and drought, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report. The FAO estimated that total food aid needs for black Africa will soar to 5.1 million tons this year, in contrast to receipts of 2.9 million tons in 1989-90.
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March 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Nations warned that six African countries are threatened with mass starvation in a worsening food crisis across the continent. Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia and Sudan face the risk of famine because of civil war and drought, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report. The FAO estimated that total food aid needs for black Africa will soar to 5.1 million tons this year, in contrast to receipts of 2.9 million tons in 1989-90.
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June 9, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of demonstrators, including Indonesian, Mexican and African peasants, marched through Rome two days before an international food summit, to demand new tactics in the war on hunger. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization summit is pushing the goal of halving world hunger by 2015. But protesters accuse world leaders of putting trade above agriculture. "It is not a problem of quantity of food, it's an economic and political problem," French farmer Jose Bove said.
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March 11, 1987 | From Reuters
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said Tuesday that it has approved $9.6 million worth of emergency food aid for refugees in Mexico, Djibouti, Sudan and Uganda. The FAO said Mexico will get food aid worth around $940,000 to help Guatemalan refugees and Djibouti will get food worth around $640,000 to help Ethiopian refugees. It said that aid to Sudan is to help displaced people from the south of the country. Uganda is to get $1.
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April 6, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Vernon R. Young, 66, a nutritional biochemist whose work showed how much protein people need, died March 30 in Cambridge, Mass., of complications of renal cancer. A native of Rhyl, Wales, Young earned bachelor's and master's degrees in agriculture at the universities of Reading and Cambridge in England and a doctorate in nutrition at UC Davis. He joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965.
WORLD
June 14, 2002 | Reuters
ROME -- A U.N.-sponsored World Food Summit ended Thursday with calls to halt the scourge of hunger, but differences about how to go about it appeared wider than ever after four days of controversy and bickering. The gathering, sponsored by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, committed governments to honor a 1996 pledge to halve the number of hungry people in the world by 2015.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Huge stocks of unused pesticides pose a grave threat to the health and the environment in developing countries, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. "There is not a single country that is not affected by the serious environmental hazards associated with obsolete pesticides," the Rome-based group said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1995 | DAVID E. BRADY
A student group at Cal State Northridge will sponsor a food drive next week as part of a worldwide effort to draw attention to global hunger. The Student Dietetics Assn. will place collection bins at several points around campus on Monday and Tuesday, including the Oviatt Library, the Matador bookstore, the University Student Union's fitness center and the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science.
BUSINESS
November 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Former President Friedrich Traugott Wahlen, who literally turned Switzerland into a giant farm in the food-short days of World War II, died Thursday. He was 86 and died at his Bern home after a long, unspecified illness, family members said. A graduate in agronomy who worked seven years in Canada before joining the Swiss Federal Administration, Wahlen was appointed commissioner for war food production in 1939.
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October 9, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR.
Oxnard College students will join their counterparts in Canada, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean and the rest of the United States on Friday in a "World Food Day" teleconference to discuss how the world's growing demand for food threatens biological diversity. World Food Day, first celebrated in 1981, is now observed each Oct. 16 in more than 150 countries, officials said in a prepared statement. The day marks the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
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