Nutrition

How To Count Humans

New research published this July in The Lancet forecasts that continued growth “through the century is no longer the most likely trajectory for the world’s population.” Rather, the global population is likely to peak in 2064 at 9.7 billion, before declining to 8.8 billion by 2100.

18 August 2020
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ASEAN’s children are still hungry 

While Southeast Asia is working hard for the shift into completely embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its citizens are getting excited about such things as blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), the region is still struggling with something that mankind has been trying to fight off since the dawn of time – hunger.When the Global Hunger Organisation (GHO) revealed its 2019 results for the Global Hunger Index (GHI) it was painfully obvious that ASEAN member states are still r

7 December 2019
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Millions went hungry under Jokowi’s watch

Earlier this month, Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes Day. The day, which falls on 10 November, is commemorated to honour all the Indonesian fighters killed and injured in the heroic Battle of Surabaya, East Java, on 10 November 1945.

18 November 2019
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Indonesia is hungry

In a recent report, it was found that 22 million people in Indonesia suffered from chronic hunger between the years 2016 and 2018. The report also acknowledged that there was strong growth in Indonesia’s agricultural sector and the country’s overall economy over the past several decades. Despite significant strides in the sector, however, many people across the country are still engaged in traditional agriculture as they are trapped in low-paid activities.

12 November 2019
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Poor nutrition hurting ASEAN’s kids

Nutrition is central to the growth, cognitive development, school performance and future productivity of children.However, traditional and indigenous foods are slowly being cast aside in favour of modern diets that are low in nutrients and fibre but high in sugars and fats.Combined with busy lifestyles and budgetary concerns, malnutrition is taking a toll on a sizable portion of ASEAN children.A report yesterday by UNICEF, the United Nations’ children’s agency, warns that millions of

16 October 2019
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ASEAN chooses convenience over health

Skip health reasons or nutrition – convenience is far more important for Southeast Asians when choosing what to eat for breakfast.A recent survey by nutrition company Herbalife Nutrition found that while the majority of Asia Pacific consumers are aware of the benefits of a healthy breakfast, 67 percent of them still make breakfast decisions based on convenience,ahead of health benefits (43 percent) and nutritional value (33 percent).Conducted in March with

22 May 2019
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ASEAN’s hungry children

While Southeast Asia is gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its citizens are getting excited about such things as blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), the region is still struggling with something that mankind has been trying to fight off since the dawn of time – hunger. The Global Hunger Organisation (GHO) recently revealed its 2018 results for the Global Hunger Index (GHI) and the results show that ASEAN states are relatively still hungry.

1 February 2019
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Wasting away in a warming world of waste

Around the world, nearly US$1 trillion worth of food is wasted annually. This amounts to a third of the food produced annually by weight and a quarter by calories. Food loss and waste occur throughout the supply chain.

13 December 2018
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Sprouting Cambodia’s spud industry

You can boil it, bake it, deep fry it, stir fry it, cook it in a curry, and now the Cambodians are going to make an industry out of it. Traditionally a net importer of potato, amounting to around 5,000 tonnes every year from Thailand, Vietnam, China, Japan, Australia and the United States (US), Cambodia is eyeing not only the future local potato market, but also the regional one.

16 August 2018
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