World may veer off sustainable growth path unless policies unite, says UNCTAD

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Global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path will continue to frustrate policy makers, unless action is taken simultaneously on five man-made mega-trends including climate change, says the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The chief economists in the United Nations system jointly identified the other challenges as […]

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Population growth, eating out, fast foods are driving Australia’s food expenditure to record levels – ABARES

Australia’s recent population growth has been the key driver of a near doubling of domestic food consumption over the past 20 years, according to new ABARES research. ABARES Executive Director, Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds, said that while a lot of attention had been focused on performance in export markets, domestic producers have been successful in competing […]

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India’s food regulator to address nutritional gaps in population

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), which is addressing the nutritional gap in the population through fortification of various foods, has now constituted a scientific panel to take the programme further. The FSSAI has also published in India’s official gazette a draft regulation on new product approval procedures. The panel will identify […]

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India capital’s awful air quality underscores need for energy sector actions to reduce pollution, says IEA

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Air pollution in New Delhi, which recently reached 30 times the World Health Organisation’s recommend levels, heightening serious respiratory problems for its inhabitants underscores the need for the energy sector to reduce pollution, the International Energy Agency (EIA) has said. This is not a new issue, as India’s capital and home to more than 16 million […]

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Rise of vertical farms

By 2050, there will be 3 billion more people in existence, and close to 80 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. The demand for food will be unprecedented, and we will need to figure out how to get food to the cities in the most effective way. Enter vertical farming – the […]

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