#food security News

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A boom in plastic greenhouses in the Central Highlands city of Dalat may protect farmers from the impacts of erratic weather, but their environmental toll is building in the agriculture-heavy region.
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Thai officials ban new contracts using prison labour to make nets after ex-inmates said they were forced to work for little or no pay.
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The Indonesian government plans to audit all palm oil companies operating in the country, in a bid to tackle an ongoing shortage and high prices of cooking oil.
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Reducing NOx pollution can mitigate crop decline caused by climate change, according to researchers.
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#food security Opinion

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Recommendations to price agricultural emissions in New Zealand have now been submitted to the government. However, numerous uncertainties surround the scheme, which will need to be addressed if it’s to work properly.
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Vulnerable groups in Asia will suffer from hits to economic growth, energy security and food systems. Poorer countries should get debt relief to support their people. Adopting clean energy now will also benefit the economy in the long run.
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The global food industry, which leaves a tenth of the world hungry and causes obesity elsewhere, needs a rapid transformation in the face of climate change and mounting food security risks.
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Once among the world’s worst nations for illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing, Vietnam is battling to redeem itself after a yellow card warning from the European Union.
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#food security Videos

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Do children ask the toughest questions? This World Oceans Day, we get renowned oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, to field questions from curious kids on the mysteries of the deep.
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Novel food firms are dreaming big about market expansion, but first they must overcome diners' doubts and a huge cost hurdle.
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EB Studio Singaporeans are well-known foodies, but around 800,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year. Why is so much food wasted, and what can consumers do about it?
Katherine Desbaillets, co-owner of SaladStop!
As Singapore-based salad bar chain SaladStop! marks its 10th anniversary, co-owner Katherine Desbaillets talks to Eco-Business about phasing out meat, food waste and single-use packaging, and dealing with customers who refuse to pay 10 cents for a plastic bag.
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#food security Podcasts

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What's it like co-writing a 3,500 page report on the dangers of climate change with hundreds of scientists worldwide, over Zoom calls during a pandemic? Eco-Business speaks to authors from the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore who were in the thick of the action.
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Humanity and the planet are suffering from a serious case of food poisoning. Eco-Business spoke to Brent Loken, WWF's global lead food scientist, about how changes to our diet can help fix our broken food system, and restore our health and the planet's strained ecosystems.
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Exclusive As the country plunges into a recession borne out of the pandemic, how can it get back on its feet? On this podcast, Eco-Business spoke to top Filipino environmentalist Loren Legarda on how conservation should not take a backseat to economic development.
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EB Studio Should the priority be to stop all child labour on palm oil plantations? Or to address the root causes of child labour?
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