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World Food Day

Costa Rican students’ insect-based foods take top spots at international competition

Larva patties and cricket cookies are the projects that earned two groups of students from the University of Costa Rica’s Food Technology School first and second place among 59 nutritional food proposals from around the world.

Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Costa Rica among 72 countries (of 129 evaluated) that achieved the Millennium Development Goal of cutting in half by a 2015 deadline the number of residents living in situations of hunger.

Costa Rican students turn larvae, crickets into nutritious meals to fight hunger

Larva patties and cricket crackers are projects that led two groups of students from the University of Costa Rica’s (UCR) Food Technology School to be selected as finalists in an international competition held by the U.S. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Food Bank project to expand to two more Costa Rican provinces

Costa Rica will have four Food Banks by 2016, according to the the private organization that runs them. Food Banks take donations from several companies and distribute them to people living in extreme poverty.

Hunger on the rise in Costa Rica

As countries around the globe celebrate World Food Day, Costa Rica finds itself struggling to maintain its historically low levels of malnourished people in the face of economic hardships.

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