The Statistic

5th March, 2021
Amount of food sold in 2019 which was then thrown away, worldwide: More than 930 million tonnes
Source: UNEP Food Waste Index Report 2021

 

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Moments

5th March, 2021
KILLED: At least seven Afghan civilians in an attack in the country's east while a physician died when a bomb attached to her rickshaw exploded; all the attacks were claimed by the so-called Islamic State while police said four suspects had been arrested.
EVACUATED: Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country's North Island to higher ground on Friday morning - and Auckland put on alert - after three offshore earthquakes in less than eight hours triggered tsunami sirens and warnings.
BLOCKED: A shipment of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia, by Italy and the European Commission, reportedly after the drug manufacturer failed to meet its EU contract commitments.

 

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In an article first published on The Conversation, ÑUSTA CARRANZA KO, of the University of Baltimore, looks at the fight for justice for the victims of forced sterilisation in Peru...

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They Said It

“Eritrean Defence Forces must leave Ethiopia, and they must not be enabled or permitted to continue their campaign of destruction before they do so."
- Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, speaking to the UN Security Council in a close briefing, according to comments seen by Reuters.

 

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This Week on the Web

The Word Explained

1st March, 2021
Rejected invitations (in relation to Jesus' 'Parable of the Wedding Feast'): People not interested in, or hostile to, God's celebratory offer.

 

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