Daily Archives: June 26, 2010

Junk food or humanitarian aid?

There are currently an estimated 195 million children suffering from malnutrition around the world, according to the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. The problem is compounded by the politics surrounding global food aid programmes, with critics concerned that … Continue reading

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One on One – Steve McCurry

The internationally renowned photographer talks to Riz Khan about documenting humanity in times of war and peace.

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Bangladeshi labourers demand more pay

Tens of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers demanding higher salaries were met with rubber bullets and tear gas during a recent protest ooutside Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Garment workers are currently paid a minimum of just $24 a month … Continue reading

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Genetically Altered Salmon Get Closer to the Table

The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat — salmon that can grow at twice the normal rate. The developer of the salmon has been trying to get approval … Continue reading

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China: The next superconsumer?

With the US sinking in debt, the world’s biggest corporations are targeting China. And Shanghai is their beachhead… Until recently, China was living within the planet’s means. If everyone in the world consumed what the average Mr or Mrs Wang … Continue reading

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Battle for the Nile as rivals lay claim to Africa’s great river

With crises of population and resources upstream, there is now deadlock over who owns the Nile For a decade the nine states in the Nile basin have been negotiating on how best to share and protect the river in a … Continue reading

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