PRESS REVIEW - JUNE 09/15, 2018

The Telegraph

English schoolchildren buy takeaway lunch of

Fried chicken and chips atleast once per week.This is the lunch English schoolchildren are having between the ages of 11 and 16 during the school year. These statistics are from the British Nutrition Foundation, which in a recent survey also found that 48 percent of elementary school students and 39 percent of secondary school students usually eat three or more snacks per day. Of these, 12 percent say they do not know which foods are healthier.

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Reuters

French farmers protest palm oil imports

Access to at least three refineries and some oil-fuel depots have been blocked by some French farmers protesting against Total's decision to use palm oil in the production of biofuels.This is because farmers are worried about the impact it could have on local crops, mainly rapeseed and sunflowers.However, the European Parliament has proposed to put an end to the use of palm oil based biofuels by 2021.

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Medical Daily

American infants eat more sugar than adults

American children are already ingesting added sugar during their first year of life.This was revealed from a study conducted by the American Society for Nutrition, presented at the annual meeting in Boston on 10 June.The research shows that children aged 19 to 23 months, already ingest 7 teaspoons of added sugar, when the recommended dose up to 19 years of age would be 6 at most.A high calorie diet but without nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins or proteins.

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Reuters

Agricultural crops at risk from climatic changes

Vegetables and legumes are increasingly difficult to grow: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine released their research, which analyzed the studies conducted in 40 countries - some dating until 1975 - and discovered that there is a correlation between the increase in emissions, the scarcity of water and temperatures and the lowering of the quantity of vegetables and legumes produced.This leads to an increase in the prices of agricultural products, to the detriment of the health and food security of the poorest populations. 

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FAO

Increasing child labor in agriculture

Child labor in agriculture has begun to grow again in recent years, due to the increase in conflicts and extreme weather events.The FAO sounded the alarm during the World Day against child labor.According to the organization, this trend not only threatens the well-being of millions of children, it also undermines efforts to end hunger and poverty.The number of children working in agriculture worldwide has increased from 98 million to 108 million.

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Nazioni Unite

António Guterres at the G7: global emergency for the oceans 


At the G7 summit, The UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in referring to the state of health of the world's oceans, declared that we are facing "a global emergency” and that if drastic solutions are not taken "the amount of plastic waste in the world's oceans will exceed the number of fish by 2050".  The declaration took place on the sidelines of the Plastics Charter's signature - a charter that should lead to the cleaning of the oceans from pollution caused by plastic waste.

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World Bank

Sustainable bonds

The World Bank has issued bonds for sustainable development to raise awareness about the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents. The initiative helps to make investors aware of the importance of investing in the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents to save and improve life, including by issuing Sustainable Development Titles to highlight these issues and demonstrate how private sector investment can support development finance. The launch of the initiative was marked by the issue of a bond for sustainable development for an amount of 60 million CAD (equivalent to 47 million dollars).

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World Economic Forum

G7, incongruent with regards to fossil fuels

Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States - known as the Group of Seven (G7) - engaged in 2016 to phase out their fossil fuel support by 2025. But a study conducted by the Olds (Overseas Development Institute) of Great Britain found that they spent at least $ 100 billion a year to support fossil fuels at home and abroad in 2015 and 2016. A contradictory behavior that moves away from the final goal.

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United Nations

Two new countries are calling for food aid

According to the FAO, hunger grows in the midst of deadly conflicts and adverse weather conditions in many countries. The new report on Perspectives and the food situation shows that compared to the previous report, released in March, the countries requiring external food assistance increased by two units: Cape Verde and Senegal were added, making a total of 39. 

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