Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp

National Mar 31, 2020

Global warming wreaks havoc on Japanese edible kelp

In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp. A Hokkaido University research group has warned that 11 principal breeds of natural konbu may cease to exist by the 2090s. That also poses a threat ...

'Preparing for war': Africans scramble for groceries

World / Science & Health Mar 17, 2020

'Preparing for war': Africans scramble for groceries

Alarmed consumers thronged markets across Africa on Tuesday, many in masks and gloves, to stock up as the coronavirus spread on the world's poorest continent. Food prices rose in some parts, though at least one country, Rwanda, sought to control costs of staple foods. "It is ...