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British unaware that banana yields under threat

Majority of British unaware of the risks of climate change to bananas, coffee and cocoa

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Many British consumers are unaware of the threats  that climate change poses to UK supplies of bananas, cocoa and coffee. The consumer survey, commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation and run by Opinium, reveals that whilst public understanding of the links between decent incomes for farmers and climate resilience is low, there is a strong public willingness to address inequality caused by exploitative trade and climate change. 

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CO2 threatens food security

CO2 threatens food security
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A shortage of CO2 in the UK is threatening meat production. The shortage ‘threatens national food security’, according to poultry producers. CO2 is used to stun animals before slaughter. It is also a vital component of food packaging, including bagged salads. 

Source: BBC Business

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New Zealand AgTech companies well placed to meet UAE’s food and water security goals

With the UAE aiming to become the most food-secure nation by 2051, New Zealand is accelerating efforts to bring its world-leading AgTech solutions to the region.

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New Zealand AgTech companies are well placed to meet UAE’s food and water security goals. The country is recognised globally for its leadership in sustainable farming, production and nutrition.

Food security is a major concern for the GCC region and will be a major topic for discussion at the forthcoming Cool Logistics Middle East one-day online seminar, 22 September 2021. If you haven’t yet registered to join us, you can do so here 

Source: Food Business Gulf and Middle East

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The Need for Innovation in the Middle East’s Food Supply Chain

Food security is a serious issue on a global scale, but especially so in countries that rely heavily on imports to feed the population.

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Food security is a global issue that needs coordinated action to tackle and calls for innovation in the food supply chain are becoming more urgent. 

If estimates of 10 billion to feed by 2050 with less arable land to farm and diminishing water supplies are correct, how will countries feed their populations?

In the GCC region which relies so heavily on food imports, food security is now a pressing issue.

To learn more about this issue, join us for our next online seminar Cool Logistics Middle East on 22 September 2021 by registering your interest here 

Source: Entrepreneur Middle East

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