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Diet for healthy people, healthy planet too costly for some

Pakistan labourer

Rome, ItalyThomson Reuters Foundation At least one in five people could not afford science’s ‘ideal diet’ designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday.  The EAT-Lancet report made headlines when it was unveiled in January because it proposed the first scientific targets for both a healthy […]

Plenty more fish in the sea? Not for the poor and hungry, researchers say

Fish catch

RomeThomson Reuters Foundation Swapping fish for meat to help combat climate change risks exacerbating hunger in Africa, from where fish is increasingly exported to wealthy nations instead of providing key vitamins to malnourished local people, experts warned on Wednesday. Some consumers in rich countries are shunning meat in favour of other forms of protein, including […]

‘Nobel for food’ winner tells ailing world to eat more vegetables

Simon Groot

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation With poor diet now topping smoking as a health hazard, the world must put good nutrition over empty calories, especially in emerging Asian economies, according to the winner of a prestigious global prize dubbed the ‘Nobel for food’. Seed breeder Simon Groot – an octogenarian whose family has cultivated seeds for hundreds […]

How forgotten local plants could ease malnutrition in East Timor

Thomson Reuters Foundation The Australian owners of a restaurant in East Timor are hoping to use their passion for the local cuisine to combat malnutrition in the tiny South-East Asian nation. East Timor has Asia’s worst rates of child malnutrition, with more than 50 per cent of children suffering from stunting – a condition that […]