Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nurturing a New Generation of Food Leaders

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NAIROBI, KENYA, Sep 22 (IPS) - Food security experts have raised an alarm that with as many as 811 million people the world...

From We the Peoples to Our Common Agenda, the United Nations is a Work...

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NEW YORK, Sep 22 (IPS) - When the UN Charter was being drafted in the closing days of the Second World War in...

For Healthier Food Systems: Turn the Tide Against Ultra-Processed Products

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MELBOURNE, Sep 21 (IPS) - COVID-19 has exposed serious vulnerabilities in how people around the world access and consume food.One of the more...

The UN Food Systems Summit and Some Issues of Concern

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LETHBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 21 (IPS) - Why is the UN holding a Food Systems Summit? Two issues that need discussion at the international...

Progressive Taxation for Our Times

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sep 21 (IPS) - As developing countries struggle to cope with the pandemic, they risk being set back further by...

Food Experts’ Expectations for Global Food Systems Transformation

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DOMINICA, Sep 20 (IPS) - Dubbed ‘the People’s Summit, the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) hopes to put the world back on...

UNESCO hails return of looted ancient Gilgamesh tablet to Iraq

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The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - one of the oldest surviving literary works in history - is to be returned to Iraq by the United...

Fundamental Changes Needed at UN Summit to Tackle Global Food Insecurity

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BRIGHTON, UK, Sep 20 (IPS) - COVID-19 has exposed numerous fractures in global food systems that leave millions at risk of food insecurity....

Indigenous Peoples in Mexico Defend Their Right to Water

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LERMA/COYOTEPEC, Mexico, Sep 18 (IPS) - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s...

Counting on youth, for an ‘equitable and sustainable world for all’

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At a virtual event on Friday commemorating the International Day of Peace, the UN chief saluted the “voices, vision and commitment of young people...

Bukele Speeds Up Moves Towards Authoritarianism in El Salvador

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SAN SALVADOR, Sep 17 (IPS) - The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, has been widely criticised for his authoritarian tendencies, but has...

If Women Farmers were Politicians, the World Would be Fed, says Danielle Nierenberg

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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 17 (IPS) - Women, key contributors to agriculture production, are missing at the decision table, with alarming consequences, says Food...

Barilla Foundation Report Highlights Need for Food Companies to Align with Sustainable Development Goals

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Sep 16 (IPS) - In the backdrop of rising hunger, half of the world’s population living on unhealthy diets, a third of agricultural...

Venezuela’s Glimmer of Hope

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MEXICO CITY, Sep 17 (IPS) - This is the third serious attempt to inject some momentum in the negotiations between the Venezuelan government...

COVID-19 Recovery Requires Justice Beyond Rhetoric

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BONN, Germany, Sep 16 (IPS) - Policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have exacerbated rather than reduced global inequalities....