One-Third Of World's Food Gets Wasted Each Year
UN Report: One-Third Of World's Food Wasted Each Year
By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 14:25

Remember when your mamá told you not to waste your food because there are starving children in the world? Turns out, she was doing the right thing. 

A disheartening United Nations report reveals that a whopping 1.3 billion tons of food gets wasted each year. The total loss, which is about 1/3 of the total food produced in the world each year, amounts to economic losses of $750 billion. 


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American Man Held in Prison in Nicaragua -- "I Am 100% Innocent"
By Samantha Leal | 06/18/2012 - 09:48

An American man imprisoned in a Nicaraguan cell claims his innocence and attributes his survival thus far to "crackers and peanuts and raisins" in an exclusive phone conversation with CNN's Anderson Cooper


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Shakira Honored by the United Nations
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 13:49

The UN recently presented popstar Shakira with a medal in honor of all of her philanthropic work over the years helping children in need as part of their World Day of Social Justice celebration. As usual, Shakira used her moment in the spotlight to help those less fortunate, calling on everyone to do their part. "It's not too late to keep our promise to our children, but we must act now. Together, we can make education and decent work for all a reality," she said while accepting the award in Geneva, Switzerland.


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United Nations Launches Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking
By Dorkys Ramos | 03/05/2009 - 17:30

Today, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched the Blue Heart campaign against human trafficking at the Women’s World Awards in Vienna.

“There is a lot of ignorance about modern slavery,” said Antonio Maria Costa, executive director of the UNODC. “There is also a lot of good to fight it. The blue heart will raise awareness about a crime that shames us all. It shows solidarity with the victims.”


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