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Agnieszka de Sousa
For Agnieszka de Sousa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Turkey and other meat at a grocery store in Chicago
ENVIRONMENT / Sustainability
Nov 26, 2023
Eat less meat is message for rich world in food’s net-zero plan
The global food systems’ road map to 1.5 Celsius is expected to be published by the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organization next month.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 13, 2023
The world is losing the battle to wipe out hunger by end of decade
The lingering fallout from the pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine means about 735 million people — or 9.2% of the population — were undernourished in 2022.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 2, 2023
The murky business behind Britain’s rampant food price inflation
Keeping the shelves stocked with fruit and vegetables is becoming a more precarious — and murky — business for both farmers and vulnerable workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2023
Onion shortage threatens a new chapter in world food crisis
A combination of factors is now shaking up the vegetable market, the backbone of a healthy, sustainable diet. And at the sharp end of that is the humble onion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 29, 2023
Disappearing barbecues show global beef demand is under pressure
Even as inflation cools, all signs point to continued pressure this year, especially in some of the world’s most carnivorous nations.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 21, 2022
Why rebel farmers are pushing back on climate action
While itu2019s one of the biggestu00a0victims of more extreme weather, agriculture is also a majoru00a0climate offender.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 15, 2021
Priciest food since 1970s poses big challenge for governments
Whether for bread or rice governments across the world know that rising food costs can come with a political price. The dilemma is whether they can do enough to prevent having to pay it.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 14, 2021
Cows join carbon market in quest to curb planet-warming burps
Livestock farming accounts for about 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions, largely from cows, sheep and other ruminants that emit methane.
Japan Times
WORLD / FOCUS
Mar 1, 2021
The five places where food prices are getting people worried
Global food prices are at the highest in more than six years because of demand from China, vulnerable supply chains and adverse weather.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 14, 2020
Global hunger and obesity are worsening due to coronavirus fallout
Hunger and malnourishment are increasing around the world as the coronavirus crisis pushes more people into poverty and limits access to healthy diets, according to the United Nations.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 15, 2017
Germans increasingly shunning pork, going green
The nation that gave the world bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and larding up plates with more veggie concoctions instead.

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