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How to feed 9 billion people: an insurance approach!

With global population expected to top 9 billion by 2050, ensuring food security for the world poses a major challenge ...

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Agriculture as the villain

The most striking element of the second Swiss Re Regional Day, this time in London, was the way in which ...

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UK says we're most prepared to care

30% of respondents in the UK suggest they're prepared to provide long-term care for a loved one themselves – even ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=17;cnt=65541;age=1

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An insight into the views of young people in Japan and the UK

The risk perception survey reveals some thought-provoking views on caring for those close to us. I took a look at ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=17;cnt=516;age=16

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One year on from Hurricane Sandy: Building urban resilience

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the Eastern Seaboard of the US, leaving billions of dollars of damage in its ...

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Re-imagining food

Every year, more than a trillion eggs are laid globally by hens kept in horrific conditions in battery farms. Josh ...

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Trading microbes for pesticides

The American Academy of Microbiology have recently published a report in which they claim that improving the understanding of the ...

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For all the tea in Kenya

The Kenyan tea industry is an excellent reminder that insurance does not just follow growth in Africa – it is fundamental ...

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Elderly care crisis?

The Telegraph in the UK reports that a study, conducted on behalf of NFU Mutual, has revealed that more than ...

STORY URL: Elderly care crisis claims a million family homes - Telegraph
More than one million families have been forced to sell their home in just five years to meet the cost of paying for residential care, new figures have revealed.

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Fish bowl thoughts on funding longer lives

In our bowl we discussed a lot about paradigm shift – on an individual, but also corporate level. So imagine how ...

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Food security and inequality: something's got to give

Being able to sit in on a 'fishbowl' dialogue session on the topic of food security at Swiss Re's 150 ...

STORY URL: How to Double Global Food Production by 2050 and Reduce Environmental Damage: Scientific American
Five steps, reflected in the maps below, could be taken to help feed the large population predicted for 2050 as well as reduce the sizeable harm agriculture imposes

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Thousands of unexplained and unexpected deaths among elderly

A leaked report has revealed that thousands more elderly people died in the past year in the UK than the ...

STORY URL: EXCLUSIVE: Unexpected rise in deaths among older people
Public health officials are closely monitoring death rates as mortality among older people has been unexpectedly increasing since the beginning of 2012, HSJ has learned.

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Alzheimer's or us

My grandmother has Alzheimer's. It's awful. It simply breaks my heart to see the person I so love vanish, step ...

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Is nuclear fusion the future?

Nuclear power usually gets a bad press. The conventional wisdom is that it's fraught with too many risks. All very ...

STORY URL: ITER - the way to new energy
ITER - the way to new energy

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Pesticide hazards

George Monbiot writes in the Guardian about the risk posed by Neonicotinoids, a widely used insecticide: http://www.theguardian.com ...

STORY URL: Neonicotinoids are the new DDT killing the natural world
George Monbiot: UK is collaborating in peddling the corporate line that the toxic insecticides are safe to use – they are anything but

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