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Thai landfill turned into urban farm to feed poor during Covid-19 pandemic

January 07, 2021 3:48 PM

The move boosted food security and livelihoods of poor families and can be a model for unused spaces in other cities.

Philippines detects new swine fever outbreaks, eyes more pork imports

September 24, 2020 4:17 PM

MANILA (REUTERS) - The Philippines' Department of Agriculture said on Thursday (Sept 24) it had detected new African swine fever outbreaks in six provinces, raising the possibility that the domestic pork shortfall anticipated by year-end will be bigger than initially expected.

Indonesia to cull millions of chickens, curb egg hatching to support prices

September 01, 2020 5:26 PM

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's farming ministry has ordered breeders to cull millions of chickens and reduce the number of hatching eggs to control a slump in poultry prices, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday (Sept 1).

China's latest campaign raises concerns of food crisis amid domestic difficulties, hostile external conditions

August 26, 2020 1:53 PM

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (AFP, REUTERS) - A national campaign to curb mounting food waste in China is feeding speculation that the supply outlook is worse than the government admits and fuelling warnings that food could become another front in the worsening United States-China rivalry.

China eatery slammed for weighing customers

August 16, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • A restaurant in China has apologised for its controversial policy of asking diners to weigh themselves before entry in an overzealous response to a new national campaign against food waste.

China's Xi says nation needs to put an end to soaring food waste

August 11, 2020 9:56 PM

BEIJING - China's President Xi Jinping urged his country to take immediate measures to stop food waste from growing, especially at a time when the nation's grappling with the coronavirus pandemic.

Drought spurs Australia to import rice or risk empty shelves

July 08, 2020 1:01 PM

MELBOURNE (BLOOMBERG) - This season, like nearly nine-tenth of Australian rice growers, Mr Rob Massina decided to skip planting the grain on his land near the tiny town of Jerilderie, about four hours north of Melbourne.

Millions in India on the brink of starvation, despite overflowing granaries

April 22, 2020 6:58 PM

BANGALORE - For four weeks, Mr Balappa has woken up anxious about how to feed his children. "I spend most of my day looking for rice. I can't look my wife in the eye anymore," the construction worker said.

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