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Is it really worth living longer?

According to a new study published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, 38.2% of Europeans or 165 million people suffered from a ...

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The agricultural disconnect

I've just come across Syngenta's brilliant new report on The Agricultural Disconnect, which looks at people's perceptions around the topic ...

STORY URL: Risk Window | Swiss Re
http://riskwindow.swissre.com/risk-window#qst=54;cnt=266286;age=1

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Work less, live longer

According to the (very left leaning) New Economic Forum, a shift to a 30-hour working week would "help to address ...

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How do you feed the world without starving the planet?

This headline on cnn.com caught my attention for a number of reasons. One, I just attended the Swiss Re ...

STORY URL: How do you feed the world without starving the planet?
With 7.1 billion mouths to feed, and plenty more on the way, the world needs to find new ways to feed its citizens.

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Martthi Athisaari on intergenerational equity

When it comes to discussions about ageing society, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, notes ...

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"Freaky food" label to help cut food waste

My local supermarket, the Swiss supermarket chain Coop, has just launched a new brand of food. Food sold under the ...

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Who will care for our generation?

The latest statistics from the British Heart Foundation reveal the worrying and continuing trend in childhood obesity and the impact ...

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Millenial trouble

In its latest quarterly report on household debt and credit, the New York Federal Reserve broke the happy news that ...

STORY URL: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/millennials-in-their-parents-basements/?_r=0

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Making the best of a bad habit

Over 7 million tons of food are thrown away in the UK on an annual basis, according to the Waste ...

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Who cares?

The achievement of longer lives brings with it challenges. Thanks to the reduction of infectious diseases in many countries, this ...

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Importance of Relationships & Later Life

Relationships remain important in older age. In a survey conducted by RELATE with Ipsos MORI, 83% of people over 50 ...

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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Campaign to bridge the generational gap

The UK WRVS last year launched a campaign to actively bridge the gap between generations; their concern being that opportunities ...

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Reducing food waste

We have to stop wasting food. Just recently, the UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued statistics showing that every year ...

STORY URL: Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.

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Shall we breakdown our traditions?

Modern societies provide better healthcare for longer lives but break down the tradition that the growth children take care of ...

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