Starving Populations Feeding Continuing Conflicts

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By Gilles Jourdan Food insecurity feeds the vicious circle of starvation suffered by the populations living in protracted conflict-affected countries. Indeed, states that lack the institutions and capacities to provide political and economic stability are often on the break of both conflict and famine. This issue, which further increases the…

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Raise the Tax on Junk Food

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By Madeleine Nordgren Junk food, [noun] – pre-prepared or packaged food that has low nutritional value (Oxford languages dictionary). Junk food is served for lunch at schools to students who require healthy nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and healthy fats. Pre-made hamburgers, pizza, tacos, and nuggets are examples of…

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Matbrist skapar kriser och kriser skapar matbrist

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By Ella Wahlstedt Många forskare och miljöexperter talar om att vi står inför en kommande global livsmedelskris. Kombinationen av klimatförändringarna och faktumet att befolkningen ökar i samma takt som markytan vi kan odla mat på minskar, försämrar våra chanser att försörja jordens alla invånare med mat. Det är därför centralt…

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Italians Mad at Food

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by Lapo Lappin Recently I was sucked into a WhatsApp group chat called ”The Italians” – a safe haven for Erasmus students far from the peninsula. The thumbnail for this group was a ”Hawaii pizza”, the chunks of pineapple clearly visible in the foreground. As soon as the group was…

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