PRESS REVIEW - APRIL 3/9, 2021

Straits Times

Climate changes are driving marine species to the poles

Warming waters have driven thousands of ocean species to the poles, threatening marine ecosystems and the livelihoods of people who depend on them. Comparison of data on nearly 50,000 species over three 20-year periods up to 2015 revealed that the exodus from tropical waters is accelerating, as reported in a study published in the journal PNAS. 

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Bloomberg

UAE wants to increase domestic food production

The Arab federation has said it plans to triple local food production within a decade, due to rising global food prices and the disruption of supply chains caused by the pandemic. The Emirates, which include Abu Dhabi and Dubai, currently import around 90 percent of their requirements. 

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Food Navigator

Family meals reduce obesity

A Spanish study explains how sharing meals with loved ones reduces obesity and improves the health of adolescents. The researchers also state that the benefits of the Mediterranean diet lie not only in the type of food consumed but also in traditional convivial habits. 

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Washington Post

Millions of people suffering acute hunger in Congo

The World Food Program (WFP) says that over 27 million people in Congo are suffering from acute hunger, a record number that represents almost a third of the estimated 87 million in Africa. The local conflict appears to be the main cause, with large areas in the eastern provinces involved, as well as the central region of Kasai, among those most in difficulty. 

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All Africa

1 million trees planted in Nigeria to combat desertification

Malam Ibrahim Jegudu, Director of Forestry in the Kebbi State Ministry of Environment, announced that the state government has planted one million tree seedlings to combat desertification across Nigeria. The new trees will act as wind breakers and provide food locally as mango, guava and papaya trees have been planted. 

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Food Navigator

New welfare label for dairy products proposed in Italy

Italy has developed a new food label to help consumers make informed choices when buying dairy products. The criteria have been developed based on the quality of life and farming methods used for dairy cows and establishes six classifications from 0 (organic) to 5 (intensive). 

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