PRESS REVIEW - OCTOBER 5/11, 2019

Voice of America /AllAfrica

Zambia is already experiencing the climate crisis

Zambian President Edgar Lungu reported this, adding that climate change threatens to derail the country’s economy and that the shorter rainy season is already affecting domestic production. Zambia has grown over the last few years, but is now revising its estimates due to drought and rising temperatures. 

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Washington Post

Parmesan cheese and French wine on the U.S. duties list

The document that shows the products subject to a 25 percent tariff increase from 18 October includes a wide range of wines, cheeses, meat and seafood imported to the USA from EU countries. These will include Italian products such as Parmigiano Reggiano, cooked ham, Pecorino Romano and Provolone.  

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The Telegraph

A sustainable way of eating fish

In the last few months, a trend to reduce food waste has been observed: both chefs and consumers are starting to use fish waste and offal, which in the past was less used or thrown away. Several supermarket chains are also offering their customers unusual – and often cheaper – cuts. 

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Science Times

Cardiovascular diseases on the rise among children

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report that shows that the estimated number of obese infants or overweight young children has increased significantly, from 32 million in the 1990s to 41 million in 2016. Approximately 3.2 million deaths have been recorded each year due to lack of physical activity. 

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United Nations

Aid to the Pacific Islands to fight climate change

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has pledged to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition and mitigate the effects of climate change, which poses a threat to many island nations across the region.  

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