SHOCKING INDICTMENT OF GLOBAL FOOD WASTAGE

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation its report Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources is the first study to analyse the impacts of global food wastage from an environmental perspective, looking specifically at its consequences for the climate, water and land use, and biodiversity.  Among its key findings: Each year, food that is…

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INDIA’S CRITICAL WATER SHORTAGE

When it comes to water supply  in India there’s no shortage due to the annual monsoon…right? Wrong! Despite the copious rainfall in some areas there is less in others. Check out the picture alongside which shows scores of Indians clamouring for water. According to Water.org “India’s huge and growing population is putting a severe strain…

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CAMPYLOBACTER, CAUSE OF FOOD POISONING DEATHS

According to figures released by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year. Of these, an average of 22,000 are hospitalized and more than 100 die. Campylobacter is found in a range of food products but poultry is among…

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