PRESS REVIEW - JULY 13/19, 2019

AllAfrica

More than 250 million people suffer from hunger in Africa

So states a report by the United Nations on the state of food security and nutrition in the world. Globally, 821.6 million people suffer from hunger, or 11 percent of the world’s population. Africa has the highest percentage of people affected by food insecurity globally, with one in five people suffering from hunger.

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The Guardian

Low-cost food is one of the causes of the climate crisis

A recent report, received by the British Environment Secretary Michael Gove, states that production of low-cost and unhealthy food fuels the climate crisis and endangers public health. The report concludes that British farmers should move away from intensive farming to more conservative production, in addition to helping younger generations to work in the countryside.

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The Australian

Hypertension and high cholesterol at a young age is potentially dangerous

High blood pressure and cholesterol in young adulthood could lead to an increased risk of cardiac disease later in life, regardless of exposure to these factors in later life. Data from more than 36,000 people confirms elevated LDL cholesterol during young adulthood is associated with a 64 percent greater risk of developing coronary heart disease.

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Straits Time

First seed bank launched in Singapore

The bank, launched by the National Parks Board (Nparks) and located in the Botanic Gardens, will conserve the seeds of around 25,000 typically South-east Asian plant species. The aim is to use the seeds for habitat restoration and species conservation projects in Singapore and throughout the Asian region.

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The Guardian

American government and pesticides harmful to bees

Sulfoxaflor, a pesticide considered by some experts to harm pollinators, is about to be approved for use on various American crops. US beekeepers have already reported a 40 percent loss of their colonies last year alone. According to the EPA, however, the product is not dangerous to the insects.

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United Nations

A quarter of Pacific islanders live below the poverty threshold

While progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made in the last four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the run up to 2030, according to discussions at the annual United Nations Forum on Sustainable Development. To date, many small island developing states still face issues related to widespread poverty, inequality and climate impact.

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