food security

Qatar Asking Turkey, Iran About Providing Food, Water

By Tom Finn DOHA, June 7 – Qatar is talking to Iran and Turkey about securing food and water supplies to stave off possible shortages two days after its biggest suppliers, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, cut trade and diplomatic ties, a government official said on Wednesday. “We are in talks with Turkey

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Lebanon: Bee Epidemic

By MOSTAPHA RAAD Climate change has shifted the ecology of land and sea. It has affected both fauna and flora, and has harmed hundreds, if not thousands, of living species, including the main insect responsible for our planet’s food security: The bee. But is it really just climate change that is killing our planet and

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Seeds of Growth

The region’s institutions need a heroic commitment to long-term planning BY Hassan Al Damluji At the start of 2016, the Middle East feels battered and bruised. For many of us who take a determinedly optimistic view of the world, 2015 pulled no punches. Despite this, many people are working towards a brighter future. But we’ve got

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Food For Thought

New government regulations to curb price hikes in the UAE markets BY Anna Yazijyan Food prices are expected to drop in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a new federal regulation that should be implemented shortly, according to traders well informed. “I think we should see the [food] prices go down soon,” Essa Al Ghurair,

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