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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb, 20, 2020 file photo, women carry bags of maize during a food aid distribution excercise in Mudzi about 230 kilometres northeast of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe. An estimated 45 million people in Southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year. Zimbabwe is the worst affected country, with its number of food insecure people expected to reach 8,6 million by the end of this year, World Food Program director in southern Africa, Lola Castro, said Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. ( AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, file)

Southern Africa's hunger upsurge blamed on climate, COVID-19

Sep. 7, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An estimated 45 million people in southern Africa are food insecure, with the number of people without access to adequate affordable and nutritious food up 10% from last year, the World Food Program said Monday. The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with climate change and the struggling...

FILE- This May 11, 2016, file photo, shows the Herbalife logo at the company's corporate office in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles-based health and nutrition company  bribed Chinese government officials for a decade to grow its overseas business and falsified accounting records to cover up the payments, U.S. prosecutors said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in announcing corruption charges against the publicly traded company. Herbalife agreed to pay combined penalties of more than $123 million to resolve the charges, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Herbalife admits bribing Chinese officials to grow business

Aug. 28, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbalife, a Los Angeles-based health and nutrition company, bribed Chinese government officials for a decade to grow its overseas business and falsified accounting records to cover up the payments, U.S. prosecutors said Friday in announcing corruption charges against the publicly traded...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016 file photo, a street vendor sells fried snack food in Mexico City. As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and an unusually young coronavirus death toll.   (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Mexico targets junk food as obesity takes toll amid pandemic

Aug. 19, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As more states propose or approve bans on junk food sales to minors, Mexico is seeing the tide turn against high-calorie snacks that experts say have given the country one of the highest rates of childhood obesity and an unusually young coronavirus death toll. The Gulf coast state of...

Southern Mexico state bans junk food sales to children

Aug. 6, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legislators in southern Mexico have approved a ban on selling high-calorie snack food to children, seeking to combat one of the world’s highest rates of childhood obesity. A first of its kind in Mexico, the measure approved Wednesday by the Oaxaca state legislature would fine...