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Thin Lei Win

As climate change hits crops, debate heats up over use of plant gene data

08 Nov 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rich and poor countries are at loggerheads over how to share benefits from genetic plant data that could help breed crops better able to withstand climate change, as negotiations to revise a global treaty are set to resume in Rome on Monday.

Diet for healthy people, healthy planet too costly for some

07 Nov 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least one in five people could not afford science's 'ideal diet' designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday.

Diet for healthy people, healthy planet too costly for some

07 Nov 2019

ROME, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least one in five people could not afford science's 'ideal diet' designed to feed 10 billion people without hurting the planet, according to a study published on Friday.

Beyond vegan burgers: next-generation protein could come from air, methane, volcanic springs

06 Nov 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It may sound like science fiction, but in a few short years the family dinner table may be laden with steak from a printer and other proteins produced from air, methane or volcanic microbes.

REFILE-FEATURE-Beyond vegan burgers: next-generation protein could come from air, methane, volcanic springs

06 Nov 2019

ROME, Nov 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It may sound like science fiction, but in a few short years the family dinner table may be laden with steak from a printer and other proteins produced from air, methane or volcanic microbes.

Keep girls in schools to end hunger and poverty, Sachs tells governments

16 Oct 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Keeping girls in schools in Africa is key to lowering the fast-growing continent's high fertility rates and ultimately ending hunger and poverty, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs said Wednesday.

Keep girls in schools to end hunger and poverty, Sachs tells governments

16 Oct 2019

ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Keeping girls in schools in Africa is key to lowering the fast-growing continent's high fertility rates and ultimately ending hunger and poverty, U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs said Wednesday.

Changing incentives and policies crucial to end hunger and malnutrition

16 Oct 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies, the United Nations and its member countries mark World Food Day on Wednesday in the shadow of a worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis fueled by climate change, drawn-out conflicts and economic downturns.

EXPERT VIEWS-Changing incentives and policies crucial to end hunger and malnutrition

16 Oct 2019

ROME, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agencies, the United Nations and its member countries mark World Food Day on Wednesday in the shadow of a worsening hunger and malnutrition crisis fuelled by climate change, drawn-out conflicts and economic downturns.

U.N. urges action as finds farmers losing up to a fifth of produce

14 Oct 2019

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Farmers around the world are losing up to 20% of the food they produce every year but action can be taken to reduce this, according to the United Nations on Monday as it quantified such losses for the first time.

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