PRESS REVIEW - MARCH 6/12, 2021

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Two thirds of tropical forests are degraded or destroyed

According to a report by the Rainforest Foundation Norway NGO, deforestation and changes in land use, primarily for agriculture, have wiped out 34% of tropical rain forests and degraded a further 30%, leaving them more vulnerable to fire and future destruction.

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Business Today

Google to support 1 million women entrepreneurs in rural India

On International Women's Day, Google announced that it would support 1 million entrepreneurs in rural India. It also announced a $25 million fund for projects intended to overcome gender barriers. The Mountain View giant is convinced that providing the resources and opportunities to transform the potential of women can change the trajectory of their lives and strengthen the communities in which they live.

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Times

UK to ban imports of foie gras

The government is planning to ban imports of foie gras now that Brexit has laid the ground for this kind of operation. The production of this food, which involves force-feeding ducks and geese until their liver grows to abnormal dimensions, ended in the UK in 2006, after having been banned by animal welfare legislation.

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CS Monitor

UN publishes a new report on food waste

According to the latest data, food waste is estimated to amount to 17% of all the food produced globally. This is equivalent to 1.03 billion tonnes of food. Most of the waste - 61% - is produced in households; catering accounts for 26% of waste, while retailers account for 13%.

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SF Gate

Eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day helps to stay healthy

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day may help you achieve a healthier, longer life. The suggested diet stems from analysis of data collected by researchers from studies involving more than 2 million people worldwide who were tracked for up to 30 years.

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Food Navigator

New evidence of the link between childhood obesity and device use

According to a new study, children aged between 9 and 10 who spend more time in front of a screen or TV are more likely to develop diet-related diseases in later years. The research published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders shows that each additional hour spent on a computer is associated with a 62% increase in the likelihood of having a diet-related disorder.

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