New rust strain threatens wheat crops in Europe and North Africa

In 2016 thousands of hectares of wheat crops were damaged in Sicily

A new, highly destructive strain of stem rust that battered wheat crops in Sicily last year could spread across the Mediterranean in 2017, threatening harvests and the livelihood of small farmers, experts warned Feb. 3. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) urged countries in Europe and North Africa to be vigilant to prevent possible […] Read more


Octogenarian Italian feeds the poor with food waste

For 10 years this Italian pensioner has aimed to feed those less fortunate 
than himself as an expression of his faith

It all started with a coffee. When a homeless man asked Dino Impagliazzo for an espresso, the Italian pensioner thought: “Why not help?” Soon he and his wife were making sandwiches for homeless people who hung around one of Rome’s train stations. As word spread, the lines for food grew longer. Eventually Impagliazzo switched to […] Read more