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'Nobel for food' winner tells ailing world to eat more veg

10 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With poor diet now topping smoking as a health hazard, the world must put good nutrition over empty calories, especially in emerging Asian economies, according to the winner of a prestigious global prize dubbed the 'Nobel for food'.

'Nobel for food' winner tells ailing world to eat more veg

10 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With poor diet now topping smoking as a health hazard, the world must put good nutrition over empty calories, especially in emerging Asian economies, according to the winner of a prestigious global prize dubbed the 'Nobel for food'.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg leads school strikers to top human rights award

07 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg and the millions of school students she inspired to skip school to protest for climate action on Friday won a global human rights award.

U.N. finds 115 million 'child grooms' with Central African Republic topping list

07 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 115 million boys were married off as children with one in five wed before they turned 15, according to the first United Nations' study to track the prevalence of child grooms.

A sweet deal? Study shows higher cocoa prices could end child labor in Ghana

05 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghana could end child labor on cocoa farms by increasing the prices it pays impoverished farmers by about 50%, a U.S. study said on Wednesday, as global efforts to end child labor stall.

OFFICIAL CORRECTION-A sweet deal? Study shows higher cocoa prices could end child labour in Ghana

05 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ghana could end child labour on cocoa farms by increasing the prices it pays impoverished farmers by about 50%, a U.S. study said on Wednesday, as global efforts to end child labour stall.

Next generation of female footballers hope World Cup nets new fans

04 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For years, Tilly Talbob avoided playing soccer with her classmates as she was worried about getting hit by the ball or teased for her limited prowess on the pitch.

Divorced at 11, Yemeni filmmaker uses camera to fight for girls' rights

04 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At two years old, Yemeni filmmaker Khadija Al-Salami witnessed her father beating her mother so violently she was rushed to the emergency room at hospital.

Canned tuna brands found failing to combat slavery in supply chains

03 Jun 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 80% of the world's biggest canned tuna brands do not know who caught their fish, putting workers in the industry at risk of exploitation and slavery, a human rights group said on Monday.

Canned tuna brands found failing to combat slavery in supply chains

03 Jun 2019

LONDON, June 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - About 80% of the world's biggest canned tuna brands do not know who caught their fish, putting workers in the industry at risk of exploitation and slavery, a human rights group said on Monday.

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