News headlines for “Consumption and Consumerism”, page 741

  1. Argentina's Imports Climb Despite State Controls

    - Inter Press Service

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    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 16 (IPS) - To maintain its trade surplus, Argentina continues to control imports – a strategy that has bolstered its national industry but is questioned by importers, partners in the Mercosur trade bloc, and rich countries.

  2. Seeds of Conflict Sprout in the Balkans

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    BELGRADE, Sep 16 (IPS) - This year, summer in the Balkans has been nice and warm, leaving behind a land of plenty, and enough food on the table. Except that people are talking about tomatoes "that don't taste as they used to," watermelons that are too watery, cabbages that are hard to slice through and onions that do not sting your eyes.

  3. Scarcity Reveals an Inaccessible Excess

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    NAIROBI, Sep 15 (IPS) - For decades Zakayo Ekeno has walked Turkana County's arid land, herding his livestock, and his father's before that. Yet nothing about the persistently drought-stricken land in northern Kenya could have given him an indication of the wealth beneath it.

  4. OP-ED: Getting Children Into Somalia’s Classrooms

    - Inter Press Service

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    MOGADISHU, Sep 14 (IPS) - Somalia is well-known for being a country torn apart by decades of conflict, by hunger and instability. Today, with fragile stability emerging and a new government in place, there is an opportunity to define a new future of peace, prosperity and justice.??

  5. Politics Eats Into Palestinian Breadbasket

    - Inter Press Service

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    JIFTLICK, Occupied West Bank, Sep 14 (IPS) - In the Jordan Valley, contrasts are stark. Lush green agricultural fields and fenced-in greenhouses belong to the Israeli settlements that dot the landscape and benefit from the area's abundant water supply on one hand. On the other, Palestinian farmers denied access to their lands and other resources by the Israeli authorities struggle to cultivate the most basic crops and make a living wage.

  6. U.S. Debates Climate Impact of Development Investments

    - Inter Press Service

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    WASHINGTON, Sep 13 (IPS) - A debate is heating up here over the extent to which U.S. government-facilitated private-sector development investments should be required to take into account how those ventures impact on climate change.

  7. Hopeful but Homesick in Peshawar Schools

    - Inter Press Service

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    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sep 13 (IPS) - "I miss my mother and cry every night," eight-year-old Afaq Ali tells IPS. He is a Class 5 student at the University Public School in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the administrative centre for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to its west.

  8. U.S. Report of GE Alfalfa Contamination Was "Inevitable"

    - Inter Press Service

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    WASHINGTON, Sep 13 (IPS) - With state and federal government agencies investigating a U.S. farmer's complaint that his alfalfa crop may have been contaminated by a genetically modified strain, consumer rights groups are suggesting that such reports were inevitable.

  9. Schools in Mexico: Funding but not for Phys Ed or Desks

    - Inter Press Service

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    MEXICO CITY, Sep 12 (IPS) - On his first day of fourth grade, Efraín found there were no desks or benches in the classroom in his Mexico City school. His parents had to help the teacher haul in furniture from other rooms so the children wouldn't have to start the new school year sitting on the floor.

  10. Sliding Back to the Victorian Age

    - Inter Press Service

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    SAN SALVADOR, Sep 12 (IPS) - A recent report by the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion at the London School of Economics called attention to the fact that, at the present rate of inequality, by the year 2025, the United Kingdom will have returned to the unequal society of the end of the 19th century. In other words, we are going back to the times of Queen Victoria!

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