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The population challenge

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When people think of the world’s “population problem,” they often focus on rapid demographic growth in parts of the developing world. But, globally, the population-growth rate is actually falling, and is expected to plateau later this century. Though we cannot afford to ignore the fact that, according to United Nations estimates, there will be 2.4 billion more mouths to feed worldwide by mid-century, another population problem also merits serious attention: large pockets of demographic decline.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Rethinking hunger

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The world has a nutrition problem. Though great strides have been made toward the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people in developing countries, the problem remains persistent, pervasive and complex. After all, the issue goes beyond merely providing more food; effective efforts to reduce undernourishment must ensure that people have access to enough of the right types of food—those that give them the nutrients they need to live healthy, productive lives.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Competition in Europe, US and PH

It’s only when you shop in supermarkets in the United States and Europe, and see the vast selection of products and the stiff price competition among stores, that you realize just how shortchanged the Filipino shoppers are.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Boy Saycon’s latest venture

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From race car rally driver and navigator to political gadfly and now restaurateur, Pastor “Boy” Saycon has lived, and lives, many lives and identities.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Ice buckets and food tours

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Really amusing are outtakes on the “bucket challenge” on YouTube, where those who take up the dare end up not just getting soaked in ice-cold water but even bonked on the head with the pails and buckets, falling down steps, and slipping on the spilled water.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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