Financial Times

Edible packaging could reduce plastic usage

Researchers from Imperial College London are working on new lower impact packaging that is also biodegradable and compostable. The solution is likely to come from algae, and their ability to contain liquids for a short time. English labs are already working on this packaging of the future, which could be fully edible.


Straits Times

A growing number of countries is taxing sugary drinks

After Finland, one of the first countries to tax sugary drinks, many other states have chosen this path to reduce excessive sugar consumption. Hungary, the United Kingdom and recently Asian countries like Singapore, Thailand and Brunei have joined this trend. A trend that also addresses the need to reduce consumption among the youngest.

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South China Morning Post

Holland hails the first floating farm

Built in Rotterdam by architect Minke Van Wingerden, the farm is located on the water, anchored to the bottom of the sea. It extends over 10 thousand square meters and will host 40 cows for milk and other dairy production. It costs around 2.6 million euros. The idea could be replicated where adequate space is lacking, as is the case in the Netherlands.

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The New Times

The World Bank fights climate change in Rwanda

The World Bank will double its current five-year investments to nearly 200 billion dollars, in order to help African countries like Rwanda combat climate change.  Covering the 2021-2025 period, the financing will be used to support new adaptation and resilience plans, so that poorer countries will be able to launch long-term programs.

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Increased soil contamination puts food safety at risk

On World Soil Day, the FAO highlighted that 33 per cent of soil is currently contaminated by thousands of chemical substances, left by large-scale industrial production, such as plastic waste and electronics, and by untreated waste waters. These polluters can enter the food chain, with severe consequences for the health and well-being of people and the planet. 

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United Nations

Katowice, Poland, hosts COP 24 on climate change

Two weeks of meetings for the stakeholders who signed the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, with a special focus on climate neutrality and gender parity. 

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Accelerating efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition

As hunger and obesity are on the rise, a global forum sets the goal of stimulating urgent action to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

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U.S. Department of State

The United States announce emergency food assistance for Yemen

The United States will supply a further 131 million dollar emergency food assistance to the people of Yemen, bringing the total above 697 million dollars since the beginning of the 2018 tax year. 



The CAP objectives on climate change? Still too vague

The European Court of Auditors insists on the fact the European Union's new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is not clear on how to measure climate-related objectives. Ensuring that post-2020 CAP is compatible with climate change objectives remains a great challenge, because objectives are vaguely defined and lack measurable details, stated the European Court of Auditors (ECA) on


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