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Asia’s rising appetite for meat & seafood will ‘strain environment’

Asia’s rising appetite for meat & seafood will ‘strain environment’

Asia’s growing appetite for meat and seafood over the next three decades will cause huge increases in greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics used in foods, researchers said on Tuesday 4th September 2018

Rising population, incomes and urbanisation will drive a 78 percent increase in meat and seafood demand from 2017 to 2050, according to a report by Asia Research and Engagement Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based consultancy firm.

The Hebridean Whisky Trail launches on Skye, Raasay and Harris

The Hebridean Whisky Trail launches on Skye, Raasay and Harris

The island landscapes of Skye, Raasay and Harris are the backdrop to Scotland’s newest whisky adventure, the Hebridean Whisky Trail. The new trail has been designed with intrepid whisky wanderers in mind, connecting four neighbouring distilleries – Isle of Raasay Distillery, Torabhaig Distillery, Talisker Distillery and the Isle of Harris Distillery – through one spectacular 115-mile route.

Twinings reveals suppliers amid drive for slave-free Indian tea

Twinings reveals suppliers amid drive for slave-free Indian tea

Tea firm Twinings published a list of the Indian plantations it buys from this week, citing the need for transparency to improve conditions in an industry experts say is rife with abuse. India’s tea industry, the world’s second largest, employs 3.5 million workers and studies have found many live in appalling conditions, below the poverty line.