Singapore imports 90% of its food — how is it coping with inflation?

A rooftop farm in Singapore on May 27, 2020. The small island nation lacks natural resources and imports more than 90% of its food from more than 170 countries and regions. Lauryn Ishak| Bloomberg | Getty Images Singapore is known for its varieties of street food and local cuisines, but many may not know it … Read more

Turkey is emptying of its lifeblood

“What if it doesn’t work? », Öznur worries, reviewing the list of documents requested by the German consulate for the umpteenth time. In a few days, she will have to go to the consular services to submit her marriage file with her German spouse, living in Berlin. Purchasing power reduced by inflation and devaluation An … Read more

State should provide no-cost healthy meals for all public school students ::

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lou Anne Crumpler is the director of the Carolina Hunger Initiative in the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Children cannot learn if they are hungry. Nutrition is an essential resource for all students, therefore it is in everyone’s best interest to provide … Read more

A Russian Perspective on the Food Crisis

Russia has become a target for accusations that have nothing to do with reality. Our country is being imputed with trying to take steps aimed at deliberately degrading global food security, preventing Ukrainian agricultural exports by sea, and blocking the sowing campaign in that country. It’s time to put an end to these speculations. According … Read more

100,000 Turkish doctors strike amid growing global movement of health care workers

Eleven organizations representing a majority of physicians and other health care workers in Turkey are striking nationwide Wednesday after their demands for better wages and benefits were rejected by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government. In addition to the Turkish Medical Association (TTB), which has around 110,000 members, doctors’ organizations such as Hekimsen, Hekim Birliği Union … Read more