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How important are delivery drones? 

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Recently an Africa focused company Jumia teamed up with the San Francisco based Zipline to deliver household items to secluded parts of Ghana

Zipline will provide its on demand delivery system and Jumia will use its distribution network for the goal to be achieved. 

Consumers in these areas will be able to purchase electronics, cosmetics and fashion items, among other products. 

Drone deliveries especially became important as a medium to deliver medical supplies and vaccines during the covid 19 pandemic, as many countries looked for alternate ways to reach people in difficult areas. 

Many companies like Amazon, UPS and Fed EX are now looking to expand their use of drone deliveries for a larger range of products.

Drone deliveries do show potential to become of significant use and some have even referred to them as “the future of logistics.” 

But will they be sustainable?  

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Ultra-processed diets could be the hidden path to weight gain

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Understanding calories and their role in dieting on the human body.

Calories, units of energy from food, are vital for bodily functions, and calorie counting helps manage weight by tracking energy intake. However, recent insights reveal that not all calories are equal, and nutritional quality is crucial.

Processed foods, rich in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and sodium, lack essential nutrients, contributing to obesity and diseases.

Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to discuss.

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Online shopping and the pivotal issue of returns continues

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Big businesses are continuing to balance customer expectations and logistics.

While many love the convenience, there are still significant challenges with delivery and returns. From delayed packages to cumbersome return processes, its clear that there’s room for improvement.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss.

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U.S. joins Europeans to censure Iran at UN watchdog

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Global concerns are growing over Iran’s nuclear activities.

In a rare move, the U.S. joined European allies in censuring Iran at the UN nuclear watchdog, citing Iran’s lack of cooperation with nuclear inspectors.

This decision underscores growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear activities and signals a unified stance among Western nations.

Despite fears of further escalation, the U.S. supported the resolution to pressure Iran into compliance with international nuclear agreements.

Andrew Ghalili, Senior Policy Analyst, with the National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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