Poorer countries set to be 'increasingly dependent' on food imports, says UN food agency report

Poorer countries with rising populations and scarce natural resources are likely to be “increasingly dependent” on imports to feed their people, according to an annual report jointly compiled by the United Nations food agency, launched on Tuesday.

UN commission agrees on safety principles for genetically modified foods

A United Nations commission has agreed on the first global principles for assessing the safety of genetically modified foods, the two UN agencies organizing the effort announced today.

UN agencies report progress in work on worldwide standards for biotech foods

A joint intergovernmental body of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced significant progress in setting standards for foods derived from biotechnology.