PRESS REVIEW - SEPTEMBER 25/OCTOBER 1, 2021

FAO

Aquaculture is the key to meeting the growing food demand

According to the FAO, aquaculture will help meet the growing demand for protein for human nutrition and is playing a vital role in global food production, although innovation and fairness are needed to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth. According to the agency's director general, aquaculture is the fastest growing agri-food sector globally, and there is huge potential for further expansion in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

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The Guardian

New studies dispel some of the myths about milk, salt and meat

Milk, salt and meat are apparently not as bad for your health as is commonly thought. For example, a Swedish study reporting a meta-analysis of 29 previous studies found that eating dairy products protects against heart disease and stroke, as well as protecting against type 2 diabetes The same goes for sodium: the extremely low levels of sodium intake currently recommended are associated with an increased risk of heart disease, while moderate amounts are ideal for most people. As far as meat is concerned, excessive consumption is negative, but limited consumption of unprocessed meat has no effect on health. 

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All Africa

Over 2 million people at risk of food insecurity in Kenya

Around 2.1 million people in Kenya's arid and semi-arid lands are experiencing a prolonged period of food insecurity due to scarcity of rain and low agricultural production. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification report estimates that, for the period between July and October 2021, the percentage of people affected is about 14 percent of the country's population The report documented a 34 percent increase in people classified as being in crisis and emergency compared to the same period in 2020. 

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USA today

Climate change affects minorities

US researchers found that extreme heat and air pollution have important effects on cardiovascular health, and that heat-related deaths and hospitalizations have been linked to cardiovascular disease. A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention also found that people of Latin ethnicity and those of color have the highest rates of heat-related deaths, often for social reasons (non-conditioned housing, inadequate nutrition). 

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SF Gate

Severe drought in Brazil reignites the debate about summer time

Brazil is grappling with the worst drought in 91 years, which has raised the specter of energy rationing. The hydroelectric network operator is examining the extent of the benefits that would result from restoring daylight saving time in order to gain an extra hour of light. Associations in the tourism and services sector, which see the opportunity to increase evening activity, also support the proposal. 

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Food Navigator

ctor Leonardo Di Caprio invests in cultured meat start-up Mosa Meat

The actor says he has joined the boards of directors of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two lab-grown meat start-ups. The two companies are trying to find new ways to meet the global demand for beef, while solving some of the most pressing problems of today's industrial meat production. 

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