Taliban Launches Wheat-for-Work Scheme

The Taliban administration of Afghanistan inaugurated a hunger-relief program on Sunday, distributing wheat in exchange for labor to thousands of Afghans. Taliban’s chief spokesman said that the initiative would be implemented across Afghanistan’s largest cities and towns, employing 40,000 men …

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Tokyo to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions on Restaurants

Tokyo and the neighboring cities of Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa will begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants and bars starting Monday next week as cases of infections in the area decline. The Tokyo metropolitan government decided on Oct. 21 to …

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5000 Years Foods, Inc. Recall Cabbage Kimchi Due to Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

5000 Years Foods, Inc.  recalled kimchi due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections to people with weakened immune systems. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Listeria infection can …

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Papua New Guinea Palm Oil Abuses Linked to Nestle and Kellogg

NGO Global Witness has disclosed the extent of human rights abuses and rampant deforestation in Papua New Guinea by palm oil suppliers whose main clients are big European brands such as Kellogs and Nestle. According to an investigation by Global …

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UK Groceries Urged to Boycott Faroese Seafood Due to Dolphin Slaughter

British supermarkets have been called to stop selling seafood from Faroe Islands after hunters in the area slaughtered 1,428 dolphins earlier this month. The grind, or the “Grindadrap” in Faroese, is the yearly hunting of sea animals, dominantly whales, which …

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South Korean President Moon Jae-In Considers Ban on Eating Dog Meat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sept. 27 raised the possibility of banning dog meat consumption in the country where it is a traditional practice, but it has been dwindling in recent years. “Hasn’t the time come to prudently consider …

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