A fruit seller organises fresh produce at a shop in the Sudanese city of Omdurman. Many countries, in particular in Africa, rely on bananas for over a quarter of their daily calorie intake. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

It’s bananas: global food crisis warning that the Asia-Pacific can’t afford to ignore

  • The deadly Panama disease fungus has arrived in South America, threatening the world banana trade and highlighting species vulnerability amid climate change
  • The Cavendish banana is in the vanguard of a food security challenge that can only get more severe. Apec food ministers’ silence on this in Chile was inexplicable

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A fruit seller organises fresh produce at a shop in the Sudanese city of Omdurman. Many countries, in particular in Africa, rely on bananas for over a quarter of their daily calorie intake. Photo: AFP
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Burnt areas of the Amazon rainforest, near Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AFP

Amazon fires: Brazil’s Bolsonaro will accept US$20 million G7 aid if Macron withdraws ‘insults’

  • Tensions rise between France and Brazil after President Emmanuel Macron says fires amounted to an international crisis
  • Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro reacted by blasting Macron for having a ‘colonialist mentality’
Topic |   Brazil

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Burnt areas of the Amazon rainforest, near Boca do Acre, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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