Food security

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We call for urgent action to tackle food insecurity | Letter
Letter: Malnutrition takes the life of a child every 11 seconds. The upcoming food security summit will be an opportunity to change that, write the heads of faith-based charities

17, Nov, 2023 @6:02 PM

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‘Stop this obscenity’: could key UK summit turn tide on world hunger?
Andrew Mitchell wants next week’s food security conference to find ways to tackle waste and pests – and to show that aid works

Patrick Wintour, diplomatic editor

16, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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At risk: 10 ways the changing climate is creating a health emergency
Diseases will spread faster and further, and kill more people, as the effects of record heat, floods, drought and storms escalates

Joan van Dyk

16, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘Paying in lives’: health of billions at risk from global heating, warns report
Inaction on the climate crisis is ‘costing lives and livelihoods’ due to extreme heat, food insecurity and infectious diseases, say scientists

Sarah Boseley

14, Nov, 2023 @11:30 PM

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Human-caused heating behind extreme droughts in Syria, Iraq and Iran, study finds
Millions of people’s lives wrecked by droughts that used to happen once every 250 years but now expected once a decade

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Nov, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Global health and environmental costs of food industry are $10tn a year – UN
‘Price tag’ of non-communicable diseases, malnutrition, poverty and harm to planet is 10% of global GDP, says UN food agency

Weronika Strzyżyńska

06, Nov, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Africa’s ‘optimist-in-chief’ on the continent’s renaissance: ‘Don’t just believe me, believe the data’
In an exclusive interview, Akinwumi Adesina, head of the African Development Bank, says the outlook is good for a continent with the workers of the future and the best investment opportunities

Kenneth Mohammed

13, Oct, 2023 @1:55 PM

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Ukraine needs help on all fronts: military, civilian and humanitarian. Our will cannot waver | David Miliband
I’ve seen the bravery and resilience of the Ukrainian people. At this week’s UN general assembly, world leaders must help them, says David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee

David Miliband

18, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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In the face of climate change and food insecurity, New Zealand considers lab-grown fruit
Scientists will attempt to create fruit without the parts that are normally discarded like the core of an apple or orange pith

Serena Solomon in Auckland

07, Sep, 2023 @5:13 AM

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‘Major disruptor’: El Niño threatens the world’s rice supplies
After India imposed an export ban on rice following destructive rains, prices have soared – now rising temperatures put crops across south-east Asia at risk

Rebecca Ratcliffe and Navaon Siradapuvadol in Bangkok

07, Sep, 2023 @2:30 AM

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Hunger and hope: Africans tell of desperation and innovation as climate summit meets
As delegates in Nairobi debate the havoc that climate crisis has wreaked on the continent, we speak to people finding new ways to feed themselves in Kenya, Uganda and South Africa

Peter Muiruri in Kenya, Patience Akumu in Uganda, Silence Charumbira in South Africa

06, Sep, 2023 @1:27 PM

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Pakistan in uproar as protests over soaring energy prices turn violent
Traders close shops, electricity bills are set alight and utility firm staff are attacked as anger rises over living costs and political strife

Zofeen T Ebrahim in Karachi

05, Sep, 2023 @5:00 AM

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