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LAOS: Aiming to leave least developed country list

LAOS: Aiming to leave least developed country list | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

The government of Laos has taken the unique step of stating its ambition to graduate from the UN list of Least Developed Countries (LDC) by 2020.

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WTO 'must address' food security - Gant Daily

WTO 'must address' food security - Gant Daily | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

Developing countries should limit their reliance on international trade to ensure they had enough food and be able to put in place measures to beef up their own production and insulate themselves from global price shocks.

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Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases?

Why are children missing from WHO targets on non-infectious diseases? | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it
Children die from cancer, heart disease and other non-infectious diseases but they are in danger of being forgotten as global targets for action are drawn up, say health groups...
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China’s Growing Meat Consumption is Driving Corn Imports and Creating a New Strategic Dependency | Andrew S. Erickson

China’s Growing Meat Consumption is Driving Corn Imports and Creating a New Strategic Dependency | Andrew S. Erickson | IB Geography (Diploma Programme) | Scoop.it

China will likely import 3.0 million tonnes of corn in the 2011/12 market year, more than triple the amount it took in 2010/11 (USDA). As Chinese consumers eat more meat, China’s corn imports are likely to evolve along the trajectory of its soybean imports, which have risen fourfold in the past decade. Because of rapid, highly polluting industrialization and other development, China’s progressively diminishing arable land and clean water base is already almost fully utilized.

 

The U.S. and Argentina are the largest global corn exporters, respectively, and are well situated to capitalize on Chinese consumers’ growing taste for corn-intensive meat....


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