Daily Archives: May 24, 2021

City-to-city cooperation for sustainable urban food systems

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations– May 24, 2021

This video presents a recent FAO support for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on food waste reduction between 3 cities: Milan (Italy), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kigali (Rwanda). It highlights city-to-city cooperation benefit. The project is in line with FAO’s Urban Food Agenda and responds to the challenging urbanization pace: by 2050, urban population is set to reach 68 percent, with 90 percent of this increase occurring in low-income countries. Cities already consume up to 70 percent of the food supply. Population growth and rapid urbanization exacerbate the limits of our current food systems. It is time for local governments to participate in food systems transformation and to adopt circular approaches. City-to-
City cooperation is key to help local government build innovative policies. http://www.fao.org/urban-food-agenda/en/


How covid-19 exposes systemic racism in America | The Economist

The Economist– May 24, 2021

Black people in America are twice as likely to die from covid-19 as white people. This highlights the country’s ongoing struggle with structural racism, as our experts explain Sign up to our weekly American politics newsletter “Checks and Balance,” to keep up to date: https://econ.st/3vlemOX
Read our special report on race in America: https://econ.st/2QOtjKs
George Floyd’s legacy, a year since his murder: https://econ.st/3oKjx8A
How covid-19 exposed America’s racial health gap: https://econ.st/3uaPKXO
Read about the vulnerability of African Americans to covid-19: https://econ.st/3oWrnwd
How segregation still blights the lives of African-Americans: https://econ.st/2RA7puY
Listen to Babbage, our science podcast, about why some medical devices work less well for non-white people: https://econ.st/34joZFX
Design bias is harmful, and in some cases may be lethal: https://econ.st/3ufVbVA
How to fix American policing: https://econ.st/3hQ7khs
Overwhelming evidence emerges for racial bias in American courts: https://econ.st/3ulmcGR
Trevor Phillips on going from rhetoric to reform on racial injustice: https://econ.st/3upKoIx
Jason Stanley on critical race theory and why it matters: https://econ.st/34jxqkB
American ideas about racism are influencing Europe: https://econ.st/3viMj2K

Rev. William Barber Calls for a “Third Reconstruction” to Lift 140 Million People Out of Pov erty

Democracy Now!

Published on May 21, 2021

Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and president of Repairers of the Breach, says the United States needs a “Third Reconstruction” aimed at lifting 140 million poor and low-income people out of poverty. Barber worked with Congressmembers Barbara Lee and Pramila Jayapal to unveil a congressional resolution for a Third Reconstruction this week, which includes measures to expand voting rights, implement immigration reform, raise the minimum wage, establish a federal jobs program and more. “There is not a scarcity of resources,” says Barber. “What there is is a scarcity of social justice conscience.”

The Great Climate Migration Has Begun | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Published on May 24, 2021

The climate crisis is forcing thousands around the world to flee as their homes become increasingly uninhabitable. Abrahm Lustgarten is a Pulitzer Prize-winning environmental reporter and has spent years looking at how climate migration will reshape the world. He speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about his latest project.

Originally aired on May 24, 2021.

The history of Planters’ Mr. Peanut mascot

13News Now

Published on Jan 27, 2020

The world’s most famous legume, Mr. Peanut, has roots in Suffolk, Virginia that stretch back more than 100 years.

Lebanon’s water crisis – BBC News

BBC News – May 22, 2021

Why can’t you drink the water in the wettest country in the Middle East? Lebanon’s geography means it’s blessed with water but in the capital Beirut and its surroundings areas, more than 1.5 million people suffer from serious water shortages. The government says it’s doing all it can to improve water supplies but many people think it’s not enough. Middle East correspondent Martin Patience gets to the source of the country’s water crisis.