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How big companies are targeting middle-income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales

Ultra-processed foods might not be a familiar term to many people. But it is an emerging, and increasingly dominant type of food in the world. They are foods typically created through a "series of industrial techniques and processes"....

By Edwin Kwong, Joanna Williams, Phillip Baker, Rob Moodie and Thiago M Santos 2 days ago

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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

James Sampson runs a tech repair shop in suburban Washington D.C. - fixing wayward phones and lagging laptops - and sees his tiny store as one part of a brave, new consumer rights revolution that can protect the planet, too.

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 19 Oct 2021

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Smart TV voice assistant transactions to hit nearly $500m in 2023

Spend through voice assistant-enabled smart TVs will reach nearly $500m in 2023, up sharply from the $126m expected in 2021, according to a report from Juniper Research.

14 Oct 2021

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2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced
2021 Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems winners announced

The winners of the 2021 edition of the annual International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food Systems have been announced. The awards, a joint initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Government of Switzerland,...

4 Oct 2021

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Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?
Coffee bean prices have doubled in the past year and may double again - what's going on?

International Coffee Day feels very different this year. Introduced by the International Coffee Organization (ICO) on 1 October 2015 to raise awareness of the product and the challenges faced by producers, the day has usually focused on how low...

By Jonathan Morris 1 Oct 2021

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Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history
Why global food prices are higher today than for most of modern history

Global food prices shot up nearly 33% in September 2021 compared with the same period the year before. That's according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) monthly Food Price Index, which also found that global prices have risen by...

By Alastair Smith 28 Sep 2021

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Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands
Kering goes fur-free across all fashion brands

Luxury fashion giant Kering has announced its decision to go fur-free across the group. Starting from the upcoming autumn 2022 collections, none of the group's fashion houses will be using fur.

27 Sep 2021

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