PRESS REVIEW - JULY 10/16, 2020

Gulf Business

The post-COVID-19 new normal must be “green”

According to a recent report by the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO), while the impacts of COVID-19 may have given a temporary respite to the impact of human activities on the planet, recovering from the current crisis will require a strategic commitment to focus global economic activities on achieving a green economy. 

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Asia One

Shrimp test positive for coronavirus

The Chinese customs authority said it had suspended imports from three Ecuadorian shrimp producers after samples collected from the outer packaging of frozen shrimp tested positive for coronavirus. Experts say that positive test results do not necessarily represent a risk for the spread of the virus but indicate the presence of contaminated surfaces. 

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This is money

Animal proteins help maintain muscle mass in the elderly

Researchers from King's College London explain in a study that animal proteins increase the muscle health of the elderly more than plant proteins, in addition to preventing muscle wasting with advancing age. 

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Coffee consumption falls with the pandemic

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, global coffee consumption is expected to fall for the first time since 2011. The fall is due to the closure of bars and restaurants - which account for 25 percent of demand. Researcher Marex Spectron estimates that more than 95 percent of the global market was closed for a certain period during the pandemic. 

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The Independent

British government launches a campaign against obesity

As part of efforts to prevent the worst effects of a possible second pandemic wave expected in the fall, the Johnson government has proposed a weight loss campaign across the UK. Public Health England data show that almost two thirds of adults are overweight or obese, and obesity has been found to be a risk factor for the more severe forms of COVID-19. 

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The Guardian

Brussels is failing to protect European bees

Bees and other wild pollinators are not sufficiently protected according to a report by the European Court of Auditors. This is happening due to loopholes that allow the use of banned pesticides known to be the main causes of the health problems affecting the most important species. 

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