South African animal rights activists up in arms after ship with 19,000 cattle causes a big stink in Cape Town

South African animal rights activists up in arms after ship with 19,000 cattle causes a big stink in Cape Town

The National Council of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sent a veterinary consultant onboard the ship to assess the welfare of the animals, it said. The SPCA’s council said it was strongly opposed to the export of live animals by sea.

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With wheat-based diets blamed for rising lifestyle diseases in Africa, scientists are resorting to indigenous crops to solve food insecurity

With wheat-based diets blamed for rising lifestyle diseases in Africa, scientists are resorting to indigenous crops to solve food insecurity

The benefits of fonio are so marked that academics and policymakers are now calling for the grain – alongside other indigenous foods, such as Ethiopia’s teff, as well as cassava and various millets and legumes – to be embraced more widely across Africa to improve food security.

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Researchers at Washington University create ‘meat-rice’ they say is fleshier, has more protein

Researchers at Washington University create ‘meat-rice’ they say is fleshier, has more protein

According to the study, it’s essentially the same as eating 100 grams of rice with one gram of beef brisket – less than half a teaspoon. That’s because the beef-cell content is low and the cells probably form just a film over the rice, says John Yuen, a tissue engineer and molecular biologist at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He says the nutritional content could be boosted by increasing the number of bovine cells on the rice grains.

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WHO ‘desperate’ as New Zealand, Iran reject amendments to international health regulations

WHO ‘desperate’ as New Zealand, Iran reject amendments to international health regulations

The agreement between the parties in New Zealand’s governing coalition stipulated that New Zealand would lodge a “reservation” against the 2022 IHR amendments.

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Depression in men: In many families, the only acceptable emotion for men is expression of anger

Depression in men: In many families, the only acceptable emotion for men is expression of anger

As we reflect on men’s health, let us reflect on how our families, communities and our healthcare systems can take better care of our grandfathers, fathers, brothers, husbands and sons, friends and colleagues.

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Lifestyle: US beef industry woos 2.4 million teachers in drive to paint eating meat as socially and environmentally cool

Lifestyle: US beef industry woos 2.4 million teachers in drive to paint eating meat as socially and environmentally cool

The beef industry “knows it has a trust issue,” says Jennifer Jacquet, a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of Miami. The industry is attempting to influence public opinion by starting with children, says Jan Dutkiewicz at the Pratt Institute’s Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies.

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Cancer diagnosis reunites King Charles III with rebellious son, Prince Harry, who flew from US

Cancer diagnosis reunites King Charles III with rebellious son, Prince Harry, who flew from US

Despite the diagnosis, Charles is planning to continue with much of his private work as monarch including his weekly audience with the prime minister and dealing with state papers. Sunak said he was in regular contact with the king.

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Regimes teeming with freeloaders like Uganda’s often birth morally and culturally ‘unidentified flying objects’

Regimes teeming with freeloaders like Uganda’s often birth morally and culturally ‘unidentified flying objects’

In Uganda we the elderly are watching as false economic schemes such as Myooga and Parish Development Model, based on giving “money bonanzas” to a few individuals in our communities in the hope that if they become rich their richness and prosperity will flow downward to us to benefit the rest of the community.

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World backs King Charles III as he breaks from tradition of secrecy and announces he has cancer

World backs King Charles III as he breaks from tradition of secrecy and announces he has cancer

The king is being treated as an outpatient, the palace said. It said Charles, who has generally enjoyed good health, “remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duty as soon as possible.”

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Bayer pharmaceutical ordered to pay $2.25 billion after jury links herbicide Roundup to cancer

Bayer pharmaceutical ordered to pay $2.25 billion after jury links herbicide Roundup to cancer

On Friday a jury returned a unanimous verdict, finding that Roundup was a cancer-causing product, that Monsanto was negligent and that Monsanto failed to warn about the dangers of Roundup, McKivison’s lawyers Tom Kline and Jason Itkin said in a joint statement.

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