Daily Archives: May 31, 2011

Forget rice, think meat and yogurt: ‘Chinese food’ looking more and more like Western diet

It’s Monday, which for many is now a meatless day, so it’s appropriate I think to highlight Howard Schneider’s Washington Post article on the long-anticipated Chinese meat-eating explosion: For China, the world’s most populous country and now its second-largest economy, changes in food consumption … Continue reading

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World’s carbon emissions hit record rise

Carbon emissions in the earth’s atmosphere have reached a record high, according to the International Energy Agency. Scientists warn that climate change will lead to unprecedented catastrophic consequences, if global leaders do not take decisive action to reduce the harmful … Continue reading

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