malnutrition

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Rising CO2 levels could push ‘hundreds of millions’ into malnutrition by 2050

An additional 290 million people could face malnutrition by 2050 if little is done to stop the rise of greenhouse gas emissions, a study finds — The increased presence of CO2 in the atmosphere could cause staple crops to produce smaller amounts of nutrients such as zinc, iron and protein, the researchers say. Using international …

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zero hunger bill

The long wait to ‘Zero Hunger’

To date, the Philippines has no comprehensive law directly addressing food insecurity and hunger. Where is the Zero Hunger Bill? — (MANILA, Philippines) Hunger is said to be the world’s ‘greatest solvable’ problem. This global problem, however, still persists until today. According to a report by the International Food Policy Research Institute in 2017, the …

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Fast Facts: What has the government done to alleviate malnutrition

The Philippine government has shown a history of focused policy, but scattershot implementation — (MANILA, Philippines) Many bills attempting to address the state of hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines have been brought before Congress, but precious few have been enacted into law.   However, initiatives addressing hunger and malnutrition have been slightly more numerous …

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