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UN Warns Coronavirus Export Bans Could Lead To Global Food Shortage

3 Mins Read Some of the current measures by national governments around the world to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic could cause global food shortages, says the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Speaking to the Guardian, the chief economist of the agency Maximo Torero says that while lockdown measures such as restricting gatherings, allowing […]

Hong Kong Tops List of Worst Emissions Polluters Due To Excessive Meat & Dairy Consumption

3 Mins Read The University of Hong Kong‘s Department of Earth Science released a study last year revealing the significant greenhouse gas contributions that Hong Kong generates, predominantly fuelled by the city’s excessive appetite for meat. Results from the study indicate that if citizens cut back on meat and dairy intake in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines, the […]

USDA 2020 Dietary Guidelines To Exclude Research Showing Meat & Processed Foods Harmful

4 Mins Read The Trump administration is restricting scientific input into the 2020 dietary guidelines, which are the recommendations for nation-wide school lunches and food assistance programs. By excluding research on the negative health effects of red and processed meat, ultra-processed foods and the role of sodium, the move by the federal government is likely to exacerbate the global […]

Hong Kong Meat & Dairy Consumption On The Rise Despite UN Warnings

4 Mins Read In the wake of our current biodiversity and climate crisis, which is putting the future of food, health and the environment under severe threat, Hong Kongers are still consuming meat and dairy at a higher rate than ever before. Comparative figures from a range of global data reports show that the import-dependent city alarmingly consumes […]