PRESS REVIEW - SEPTEMBER 19/25, 2020

The Telegraph

A health diet is too expensive for many Britons

The finding is revealed by the Broken Plate annual report, which shows that healthier foods are much more expensive than those high in fat, sugar and salt. The report also highlights how obesity levels continue to rise in Scotland and England, exacerbating inequalities among the most disadvantaged children. Finally, the epidemic has only increased food poverty in the country. 

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This is Money

The world’s biggest companies urge action against the loss of nature

Some of the biggest companies in the world have decided to support growing demands from the scientific world to reduce the loss of natural environments and to support wider efforts to combat climate change. More than 560 companies, including Walmart, Citigroup and Microsoft, have signed a statement calling for action over the next decade. 

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All Africa

Nigeria will participate in agricultural transformation promoted by FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced that Nigeria has expressed its interest in joining the Hand-in-Hand initiative for agricultural transformation and sustainable rural development. The statement said the country is ready to join the other 20 currently involved in this initiative launched to support investments intended to eliminate poverty, end hunger and all forms of malnutrition. 

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The Independent

European forests require immediate protection

A new assessment of the remaining ancient forests in Europe reveals that they are in a “dangerous situation” and lack adequate protection. This is the finding of scientists from 28 institutions who have collected detailed data and mapping over five years to assess the conservation status of primary forests in Europe. 

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South China Morning Post

US Coastguard criticizes China for illegal fishing

A new report on illegal fishing drawn up by the US Coast Guard harshly criticizes the practices of the Chinese fleet, calling on other nations to take action against illegal fishing. The report also criticizes the Chinese navy which, according to various studies, is said to be used to assert its strength in the South China Sea. 

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World Food Program

Japan provides food for primary school children in Sierra Leone

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has welcomed a $ 2.3 million grant from the government of Japan to support primary school children in the districts of Kambia and Pujehun in Sierra Leone. The contribution is part of the country's commitment to supporting the government of Sierra Leone and WFP in the implementation of school nutrition. 

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