Archive for July 9th, 2019

09/07/2019

Agricultural Output Growth to Keep Food Prices Low over the Coming Decade, But Many Uncertainties Are Ahead

Human Wrongs Watch

OECD and FAO highlight role of diets, urbanization, emissions and trade in outlook for next decade

Photo: @FAO/Pier Paolo Cito

A market in Rome.
ROME, 9 July 2019 (FAO)* — Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels, according to an annual report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization.

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09/07/2019

Environmental Migration, Reintegration of Returning Migrants

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Rabat, 9 July 2019 (IOM)*  – In West Africa, environmental challenges are widely believed to drive migration from rural areas, where livelihoods are largely dependent on natural resources (agriculture, mining and fisheries).  

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Experts, policymakers and academics from North and Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe took part in the workshop to discuss opportunities for integrating environmental dimensions into reintegration activities. Photo: IOM

Simultaneously, these challenges impact the sustainability of reintegration for returned migrants, limiting their livelihood options and the availability of natural resources, such as water and land, and food. 

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09/07/2019

The Limited Mind: Why Fear Is Driving Humanity to Extinction

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By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 9 July 2019 — I have previously written many articles describing one or more aspects of the dysfunctional nature of the typical human mind, together with an explanation of how this came about and what we can do about it.

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A girl showing signs of fear and anxiety in an uncertain environment | Author: D Sharon Pruitt | Source | CC BY 2.0

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09/07/2019

Toward the Brink of War: Provoking Iran for What? For Whom?

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By Richard Falk | Global Justice in the 21st Century – TRANSCEND Media Service

The following interview with the Iranian journalist Javad Hieran-Nia was published in Iran together with Middle Scholar’s Statement on Trump’s Iran Policy.

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Tehran | CC BY 2.0 | Author: ninara | Source: flickr.com

The links below are from the Iranian publications Mehr News and Tehran Times.

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/437517/Impossible-to-predict-where-Trump-will-go-with-Iran-policy-Falk

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/437548/Attack-on-Iran-would-be-an-unmitigated-disaster-for-all

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09/07/2019

‘Holding Migrant Children May Violate International Law’ – UN Human Rights Chief ‘Appalled’ by United States Border Detention Conditions

Human Wrongs Watch

Conditions in which migrants and refugees are being held in the United States are appalling, said the UN human rights chief on Monday [8 July 2019], underscoring that children should never be held in immigration detention, or separated from their families.

UNHCR/V. Tan | Photo: UNHCR/V. Tan

“As a pediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of State, I am deeply shocked that children are forced to sleep on the floor in overcrowded facilities, without access to adequate healthcare or food, and with poor sanitation conditions”, said High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

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