For every one percentage point increase in food prices, 10 million people are plunged into extreme poverty the World Bank has revealed, as it calls for action from world leaders.
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As the warning of climate change becomes ever more pressing and our growing global population places a strain on resilient food sources, could gene editing offer a sustainable solution to secure the future of our food system or will there be unintended consequences?
A group of 18 drinks associations from the US, UK and Europe is calling for tariffs to be lifted from alcohol beverages, after recent data highlighted severe detriment to trade.
The Guardian reported that Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers, said that for a country such as the UK to insist on being able to maintain its own high standards on environmental protections would be legal under WTO rules.
Korea has agreed to include a 408,700-tonne tariff-rate quota for rice imports from the US, Australia, China, Thailand and Vietnam in its World Trade Organization Schedule.