Tag: Food

China’s ‘No 1 document’: Beijing steps up focus on food | Incredible Solutions Tech

China points to ‘instability of the external situation’ in latest rural policy blueprint, urges boost in domestic seed supplies. China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its domestic seed industry as it strengthens its focus on food security after...

McDonald’s ties part of executives’ bonuses to diversity push | Incredible Solutions Tech

The fast-food giant’s diversity track record is mixed. McDonald’s has won praise for championing Black business ownership, but some Black franchisees recently filed suit, saying they were steered toward crime-ridden neighbourhoods and set up to fail. McDonald’s Corp. said it is tying 15% of executives’ bonuses to meeting targets including diversity and inclusion...

Indoor farming gains ground amid pandemic, climate challenges | Incredible Solutions Tech

Investors used to brush off Amin Jadavji’s pitch to buy Elevate Farms’ vertical growing technology and produce stacks of leafy greens indoors with artificial light. “They would say, ‘This is great, but it sounds like a science experiment,’” said Jadavji, CEO of Toronto, Canada-based Elevate. Now, indoor farms are...

Dining woes: Canada’s restaurants suffer worst year on record | Incredible Solutions Tech

Food trucks, bars and taverns were hit the hardest by lockdowns and restrictions, with sales dropping 48 percent. Canadian restaurants and bars suffered their worst year for sales on record in 2020. Sales at eating and drinking establishments in Canada dropped 28% from the year before, Statistics Canada reported...

Refreshing: Coca-Cola introduces 100% recycled bottles in the | Incredible Solutions Tech

The new bottles will cut the company’s use of new plastic by over 20 percent in North America compared to 2018, it said. Coca-Cola Co. is introducing 100% recycled plastic bottles in the U.S.—a major shift in its sustainability strategy. The company responsible for more plastic pollution than any other, according...

‘Valuable treasure’: Gaza turns to quail as fishing goes belly | Incredible Solutions Tech

Khan Younis, Gaza Strip – Some people here are finding creative new ways to earn a living in the face of high unemployment that is destroying the present and future of many. Ibrahim Abu Odeh, 34, from the city of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, is one...

Baby food brands contain ‘dangerous’ toxic metals, US panel | Incredible Solutions Tech

United States congressional investigators found “dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals” in certain baby foods that could cause neurological damage, a House of Representatives oversight subcommittee said in a report released on Thursday. The panel examined baby foods made by Nurture Inc, Hain Celestial Group Inc, Beech-Nut Nutrition and...

Tough times for Lebanon’s biggest optimist | Beirut explosion | Incredible Solutions Tech

Beirut, Lebanon – Anthony Rahayel’s work is guided by a simple premise he has repeated like a mantra in hundreds of online videos over the years: “Lebanon is the most beautiful country in the world.” It was a brave assertion even before Lebanon’s terrible downfall over the past year...

Billions in aid needed to help Afghan children in 2021: NGO | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Some 10 million children in war-ravaged Afghanistan are at risk of not having enough food to eat in 2021, a humanitarian organisation says, calling for billions in new funds for aid. Just more than 18 million Afghans, including 9.7 million children, are badly in need of lifesaving support, including...

Going sour on big sugar: Coke cuts ties with powerful food | Incredible Solutions Tech

The International Life Sciences Institute has been criticised for its attempts to influence public health and nutrition policy. Coca-Cola Co. has ended its long association with the International Life Sciences Institute, a blow to the powerful food organization known for its pro-sugar research and policies. The beverage giant ended...

Madagascar: WFP says 750,000 people need emergency food aid | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The crisis follows three straight years of drought as well as a deep recession triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) has appealed for emergency aid of $35m to fight hunger in southern Madagascar, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a third consecutive year...

Senegal reports H5N1 bird flu outbreak on poultry farm | Food | Incredible Solutions Tech

The outbreak in the Thies region has killed 58,000 birds, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said. Senegal has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu on a poultry farm, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. The outbreak, which occurred in...

A day in the life of a London food bank | Business and Economy | Incredible Solutions Tech

Outside a one-storey, blue-and-yellow building in Brent, northwest London, people are beginning to gather. It is 10:30am on a Tuesday in mid-December. An elderly woman shelters beneath the entrance as it starts to spit with rain. At 11am, the Sufra Food Bank on St Raphael’s Estate will begin distributing...