Food firms failing to tackle nutrition crisis

Rising obesity and malnutrition are indicators that a global nutrition crisis is mounting, but the world’s largest food and beverage (F&B) companies are not doing enough to solve it, a new study says.

ecobusiness – Rising rates of obesity and malnourishment indicate that a global nutrition crisis is mounting, but the world’s largest food and beverage (F&B) companies are not doing enough to solve it, a new study says.

Released on Thursday in London, the Global Access to Nutrition Index report found that while leading food firms have made some progress towards improving consumers’ diets, there is much more the sector can do to tackle these widespread issues.

The index, which was first launched by the Netherlands-based non-profit Access to Nutrition Foundation (ANF) in 2013 and is now in its second edition, assesses the 22 largest food companies on how well their corporate strategy, product offering and marketing efforts address obesity and under-nutrition. Tiếp tục đọc “Food firms failing to tackle nutrition crisis”

‘Unruly’ ‘rebels’? The situation of defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia

Governments, business, and ASEAN and UN bodies must act to respect and protect individuals, organisations and communities working to promote corporate accountability in East Asia in the face of mounting attacks and worsening restrictions against human rights defenders and corporate accountability activists in the region. 

ISHR – (Geneva/Bangkok) – Human rights defenders working to promote corporate respect for human rights or accountability for business-related human rights violations face significant challenges across the East Asia region, regardless of the country or sector in which they work. In a joint report released publicly today, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) draw from information from nine different national-level human rights organisations to highlight country-specific concerns and to provide recommendations to improve the situation for defenders. Tiếp tục đọc “‘Unruly’ ‘rebels’? The situation of defenders working on corporate accountability in East Asia”

Let China win. It’s good for America.

January 15

Joshua Kurlantzick is a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.

When Chinese officials announced in 2013 that they would open an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to primarily fund big construction projects across the Pacific, they launched a slow-motion freak-out in Washington. As they went around the world inviting governments to join, Obama administration officials pressured their allies in Asia, Europe and elsewherenot to. The AIIB, headquartered in Beijing, would allow China to expand its influence throughout Asia, the White House fretted. “We are wary about a trend toward constant accommodation of China,” one Obama aidecomplained to the Financial Times after Britain joined 56 other nations in signing up to fund power plants, roads, telecommunications infrastructure and other ventures. It was a rare public critique of a U.S. ally.

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CSIS: Asia-Pacific Rebalance 2025

Capabilities, Presence, and Partnerships
Contributor: Ernest Bower, Victor Cha, Heather Conley, Zack Cooper, Ryan Crotty, Melissa Dalton, Bonnie Glaser, Rebecca Hersman, Murray Hiebert, Christopher Johnson, Thomas Karako, Stephanie Sanok Kostro, Gregory Poling, Richard Rossow, John Schaus, Sharon Squassoni, Nicholas Szechenyi, Denise Zheng
JAN 19, 2016
In 2015, Congress tasked the Department of Defense to commission an independent assessment of U.S. military strategy and force posture in the Asia-Pacific, as well as that of U.S. allies and partners, over the next decade. This CSIS study fulfills that congressional requirement. The authors assess U.S. progress to date and recommend initiatives necessary to protect U.S. interests in the Pacific Command area of responsibility through 2025. Four lines of effort are highlighted: (1) Washington needs to continue aligning Asia strategy within the U.S. government and with allies and partners; (2) U.S. leaders should accelerate efforts to strengthen ally and partner capability, capacity, resilience, and interoperability; (3) the United States should sustain and expand U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region; and (4) the United States should accelerate development of innovative capabilities and concepts for U.S. forces.
Publisher CSIS/Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 978-1-4422-5916-4 (pb); 978-1-4422-5917-1 (eBook)

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NLD – Ngư dân ra khơi bao giờ cũng cầu mong sóng yên, biển lặng song đôi khi thiên tai vẫn không ám ảnh bà con bằng “nhân tai” – tàu cá của mình bị tàu Trung Quốc tông chìm, cướp bóc, thậm chí bắn phá

Gần 10 ngày sau khi thoát chết trở về, 10 ngư dân tàu cá QNg 98459 TS của ông Huỳnh Văn Thạch (huyện Đức Phổ, tỉnh Quảng Ngãi) vẫn không tin mình có thể sống sót sau những cú đâm chí mạng từ tàu Trung Quốc (TQ). “Nếu không có anh em tàu cá của mình cứu giúp, có lẽ chúng tôi đã nằm lại dưới đáy biển lạnh lẽo” – ông Thạch rùng mình. Tiếp tục đọc “Ám ảnh giữa trùng khơi – 5 kỳ”