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GLOBAL

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

As climate change alters temperature and rainfall patterns, yields of some crops are increasing while others decline. The net result: less food, especially where it's most needed.

10 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

By Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

GLOBAL

Would you eat meat grown from cells in a laboratory? Here's how it works

Fake meat may be the food of the future...

By Leigh Ackland 26 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa should learn from Brazil about how to tackle 'hidden hunger'

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other...

By Brittany Kesselman 19 Jun 2019

GLOBAL

IPC releases new guidelines to enhance food insecurity, malnutrition analysis

The guideline by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification initiative is set to further hone food security and nutrition analysis processes for better and more actionable information during humanitarian crises...

26 Apr 2019

BRAZIL

Strict Amazon protections made Brazilian farmers more productive, new research shows

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's new president, will make many decisions during his four-year term, from combating violence to stimulating a stagnant economy...

By Rachael Garrett 6 Nov 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

BRAZIL

Batista's OSX says it filed for bankruptcy protection

RIO DE JANEIRO: Debt-hit shipbuilding company OSX said early last week that it had filed for bankruptcy protection in Rio de Janeiro, the second unit in Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's crumbling empire to do so.

19 Nov 2013

BRAZIL

Rising deforestation sparks concern in Brazil's Amazon

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is sharply rising, sparking alarm over the future of the world's biggest rainforest.

24 Aug 2013

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