News headlines for “Consumption and Consumerism”

  1. The World Bank Must Double Its Fund for the Poorest Nations like Mine to Tackle Hunger Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 21 (IPS) - After El Niño-induced floods and devastating drought, roughly two in five people in Malawi – a country of some 20 million people – are now facing the looming prospect of acute hunger by the end of the year.

  2. Unveiling the Dark Matter of Food, Diets and Biodiversity

    - Inter Press Service

    Jun 20 (IPS) - This year, bee pollen has become a trendy superfood thanks to a wide range of potential benefits. Last year, sea moss led the superfood trends. Before that, it was turmeric.

  3. Food Insecurity - Haiti: A Call To Action for All Caribbean and Latin American Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 20 (IPS) - Although the most recent evidence shows signs of improvement in food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean, the data reveal a worrying upward trend in Haiti and sectors of the subregion.

  4. Peoples' Climate Vote Shows Global Support for Stronger Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Jun 20 (IPS) - The global public opinion research on climate change reveals that 80 percent, or four out of five, of people globally want their governments to take stronger action to tackle the climate crisis.

  5. New Caledonia: Time to Talk about Decolonisation

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 20 (IPS) - The violence that rocked New Caledonia last month has subsided. French President Emmanuel Macron has recently announced the suspension of changes to voting rights in the Pacific island nation, annexed by his country in 1853. His attempt to introduce these changes sparked weeks of violence.

  6. Global foreign investment declines for second year as geopolitical tensions rise, UN trade body reports

    - UN News

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by two per cent to $1.3 trillion in 2023 amid global economic slowdown and rising geopolitical tensions, according to a report released on Thursday by the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD.

  7. Government Debt Is Symptom, Not Cause

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 20 (IPS) - Developing country governments are being blamed for irresponsibly borrowing too much. The resulting debt stress has blocked investments and growth in this unequal and unfair world economic order.

  8. Fiscal Policy Can Help Broaden the Gains of Artificial Intelligence to Humanity

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 19 (IPS) - New generative-AI technologies hold immense potential for boosting productivity and improving the delivery of public services, but the sheer speed and scale of the transformation also raise concerns about job losses and greater inequality. Given uncertainty over the future of AI, governments should take an agile approach that prepares them for highly disruptive scenarios.

  9. Transforming African Food Systems from the Ground Up

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Jun 18 (IPS) - All news is local, they say. The same is true of innovations—those many new technologies, policies, and practices that steadily stream from research to enhance our lives.

  10. Conflict Deprives Children of Education in Northern Syrian IDP Camps

    - Inter Press Service

    IDLIB, Syria, Jun 18 (IPS) - Twelve-year-old Walid Al-Hussein, displaced from the city of Kafranbel to a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in northern Idlib on the border with Turkey, has given up his dream of becoming a lawyer.

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