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24 Jan 2017

FACTBOX – Food waste in the European Union

By Astrid Zweynert | January 24 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) European legislators are due to vote on far-reaching regulations on Tuesday aimed at cutting back on food waste in the European […]

23 Jan 2017

G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies

By Michael Hogan | January 23 2017 (Reuters) Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of […]

23 Jan 2017

Paris rolls out color-code stickers for cars to curb pollution

By Lucien Libert | January 23 2017 (Reuters) The French capital on Monday launched a new color-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution […]

20 Jan 2017

U.S. cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report

By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | January 20 2017 (Reuters) Cities and towns across the United States are taking action after a Reuters report identified thousands of communities where children […]

9 Jan 2017

Kenyan farmers develop taste for insects as drought hurts crops

By Kagondu Njagi | January 9 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The knee-high dome on Ikung’u Kathimbu’s farm in Weru village, eastern Kenya, shelters an unusual crop: a termite swarm. Kathimbu walks […]

5 Jan 2017

FEATURE-Central African Republic Christians, Muslims unite to heal trauma

By Zack Baddorf | January 5 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Blindfolds secured tightly, more than a dozen men and women are led by their partners around leafy plants and trees […]

5 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Why reducing food waste is important and attainable.

By Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo | 5 January 2017 Across the globe, more than one-third of food that is grown and produced for human consumption ends up lost or wasted. And […]

3 Jan 2017

U.S. scrambles to clear egg exports to bird flu-hit Korea

By Tom Polansek | January 3 2017 (Reuters) U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on […]

3 Jan 2017

Qatar World Cup construction workers to get ‘cooling’ hats

By Tom Finn | January 3 2017 (Reuters) Migrant workers building soccer stadiums in Qatar’s desert heat are to be given ‘cooling’ hard hats to reduce their body temperature and […]

3 Jan 2017

Smog returns, but Beijing says skies are getting cleaner

By David Stanway | January 3 2017 (Reuters) The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday but city officials said the air […]

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