Food security – Examining the big task before Buhari’s new council
27 March 2018 | 3:08 pm
Food security - Examining the big task before Buhari's new council.
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He was once a minister in Afghanistan but quit, fed up with the corruption. Now in Germany, Sayed Sadaat is making a living delivering meals on his bicycle. Working six hours on weekdays and ten hours a day on the weekend, Sadaat shuttles pizzas and other orders to customers, clad in his distinctive orange uniform and large square backpack.
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US startup Bond Pet Foods is hoping to remake the pet food industry by growing nutritional chow in a lab. Most pet food includes animal protein, which requires the slaughter of animals and is ultimately a source of planet-warming gases. Rich Kelleman's Colorado-based enterprise, however, is aiming to sidestep both pitfalls by making those same proteins in a biotech process.
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The price of electricity in Spain has skyrocketed in recent months, leaving some consumers with difficult choices to make about their spending. The Spanish government has announced measures including a VAT cut and a windfall tax on energy company profits to try to combat the price increases, which have been triggered by the rising price of gas. Also today, the troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande faces a major debt deadline.
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