FAO publishes toolbox for averting risks to food chain

FAO toolbox addresses uptick in transboundary animal and plant pests and diseases by showing how prevention, early warning and preparedness can increase food safety and save lives and livelihoods.

Food availability and food hygiene are compromised every day by diseases and pests that plague plants and animals as well as various types of contaminants, which the U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) said happens on farms, in factories, at home, in freshwater or seawater, in the open air and within dense forests.

Whether in the form of pathogens, insects or contaminants, threats are now traveling faster and further, making effective and timely responses more difficult and

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