Roundup: Leaders of UN food agencies call for measures to curb hunger

Qu, a former vice-minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs in China, praised his native country’s role in taking steps to stabilize food production and supply with a focus on small farmers and consumers. He also noted the role of Chinese e-commerce companies to make supply chains more efficient, as well as the […]

Black Lives Matter Philadelphia organizer proposes five-year plan to abolish police

“There are plenty of people who have been murdered as a result of mental health checks. The police came, and then they murdered the person, even though the person was acting erratically, which is what you would expect of a person who’s having a mental health crisis,” Ndgo said. ”Domestic confrontations are also things that police […]

Edible insects: Our verdict on crunchy roasted crickets

Sainsbury’s says it is the first UK supermarket to stock edible insects, and packets of Eat Grub’s smoky BBQ crunchy roasted crickets will be sold in 250 stores across the country from this week.

William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Nominee, Held Immigrants in ‘HIV Prison Camp’

The ‘Boat People’ Although increasing political destabilization and corruption had prompted hundreds of thousands of Haitians to flee the country during the 1980s, the migrant crisis was inflamed by a military coup d’état in September 1991, when democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was deposed by Army General Raoul Cédras. The Cédras regime swiftly implemented a […]

Global food security: When America leads, lives are saved

When COVID-19 first touched every corner of the globe, NGO experts, development professionals, and epidemiologists alike theorized about the secondary impacts of the virus. Quickly, it became clear that its consequences were far more immediate and vast than initially imagined. And, with time, we now see upon whom these consequences fell the heaviest.

Aston Martin look to shake up Formula 1 with Sebastian Vettel

The return has been timed to perfection as well, with a new spending cap ensuring Aston Martin should be able to compete financially with the big three. Team principal Otmar Szafnauer said Vettel’s experience and prodigious speed made him the perfect fit to launch an assault.

Africa Sees Progress in Coronavirus Fight, but Also Setbacks

“Pausing vaccination to review safety is evidence of the application of sound clinical practice and demonstrates the rigor of the independent oversight process under which this trial is being conducted,” he said. “Assessing the safety of the vaccine is the reason why studies such as these are essential in South Africa, before there is widespread […]

Reducing food waste with ‘Clean Plate’

Concerned about the increasing scale of the issue, President Xi Jinping has recently helped boost a campaign targeting food waste,”Clean Plate”, saying “Waste is shameful”, and reminding everyone that,”We should still maintain a sense of crisis about food security”. His reference to food security is no coincidence. Food security has always been an important strategic […]

The rape of Colombia’s Indigenous children

“Indigenous people in Colombia enjoy a number of protections anchored in the constitution. But those protections are not upheld,” says attorney Correa. Speaking of the recent case of the young Embera girl, she says the most perfidious aspect of the crime is that, “Representatives of the state raped her, even though their responsibility was to […]

Toronto 2020: Who The Hell Knows How Pandemic-Challenged Acquisitions Market Will Unfold

There are a bunch of good movies with stars and commercial concepts that will premiere, but buyers and sellers I spoke with predict this won’t be the same as the recent Virtual Cannes Market, where several massive deals were brokered for star-driven packages, many of them to the streamers that have thrived while theaters remained […]