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UN calls food summit in 2009, hopes for fair trade

The world should hold a food summit in the first half of next year to seek fairer trade and help farmers in poor countries make a decent living, the head of the United Nations food agency said Nov. 19. Jacques Diouf, head of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said the summit would seek to

FAO urges world to rethink biofuel use

Growing demand for biofuels will boost prices of agricultural commodities in the next 10 years. The western world needs to rethink its rush to biofuels, which has done more harm pushing up food prices than it has good by reducing greenhouse gases, a United Nations report said Oct. 7. The UN Food and Agr icul