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Food prices could double over demand, water scarcity

Swelling populations and demand for food combined with ever scarcer water and land resources could lead to a doubling of food prices and trigger civil unrest in some developing countries, a new report says. Demand for food with a

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Food prices could double over demand, water scarcity

Swelling populations and demand for food combined with ever scarcer water and land resources could lead to a doubling of food prices and trigger civil unrest in some developing countries, a new report says. Demand for food with a

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World's obese population hits 641 million

More than 640 million people globally now weigh in as obese and the world has more overweight than underweight people, according to an analysis of global trends in body mass index (BMI).   A startling increase in

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WISH report to focus on importance of healthy population

A new research is set to define the concept of population health, explain why a strategy is needed to address it, and list actions for policymakers to improve it.   The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH),

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Dubai population to hit 5 million by 2030

The population of Dubai is expected to increase to five million by 2030 and the UAE emirate faces key challenges in keeping it a sustainable city, said Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general of Dubai Municipality. Lootah was spea

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Saudi population up 2.4pc to 31.52m

Saudi Arabia’s population increased 2.4 percent to 31.52 million last year from 30.77 million in 2014, a report quoting the Saudi Department of Statistics and Information. Saudi nationals made up two-thirds of the population

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Time to grow our own fresh food, says expert

The growth of the middle class, particularly in emerging economies, is driving demand for meat, eggs and dairy, increasing pressure to grow more corn and soybeans to feed more cattle and poultry, according to an expert.  

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New health plan as patients increase in Bahrain

Bahrain's rapidly growing population is posing a major challenge for health authorities. According to official statistics, Bahrain’s population reached 1,253,191 in 2013, with expatriates making up 50.94 per cent of the population, s

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Urbanization to step up Saudi economic growth

Rapid urbanization, expected to add about seven million to Saudi Arabia’s urban population by 2025, is likely to create immediate growth opportunities in the Kingdom with regard to sustainable housing and utilities infrastructure, a report

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Qatar tops in built asset wealth per capita

Qatar has become the world’s richest country per capita measured by the value of its built environment, according to the latest Global Built Asset Wealth Index published by Arcadis, the leading global design & consultancy firm for natu

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