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July 15, 2020

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Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

Fake Twitter account for new UN food agency chief shut down

A fake Twitter account opened immediately after the weekend election of China's Qu Dongyu to head the Food and Agriculture Organization has been shut down, the UN food agency said Monday. The account, which mainly re-tweeted news stories about Qu's historic

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu Dongyu becomes first Chinese to head UN food agency FAO

Qu Dongyu on Sunday became the first Chinese national to be elected to head the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, clinching the post in the first round of voting.Qu, 55, a biologist by training, won 108 votes, followed by Catherine Geslain-Laneelle of F

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

UN food agency to elect chief as climate change ups hunger

Candidates from China, France and Georgia are vying to head the UN's food agency, as the fight to eradicate world hunger takes a blow from global warming and wars.The election of the new chief of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will be held Sunday

German court allows slaughter of male chicks to continue

German court allows slaughter of male chicks to continue

Germany's top administrative court ruled Thursday that the slaughtering of male chicks may continue in the poultry industry until a method is found to determine the sex of an embryo in the egg.According to the Federal Ministry of Agriculture around 45 million

US unveils $16 bn aid for farmers hurt by China trade war

US unveils $16 bn aid for farmers hurt by China trade war

The United States on Thursday unveiled a new $16 billion aid package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump's trade war with China.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the bulk of the funds will go to direct payments to farmers,

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

Social democrat Laurentino Cortizo, who won Sunday's presidential election in Panama, is a veteran politician and former agriculture minister of the small Central American country.The 66-year-old businessman and cattle rancher, popularly known as "Nito," wi