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Is a global food crisis the new normal?

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A looming question haunts nations worldwide: Is a global food crisis becoming the new normal? Alarming trends in agriculture, climate change, and supply chain disruptions have led experts to raise concerns.

 
Climate instability is wreaking havoc on crop yields. Extreme weather events, from droughts to floods, are disrupting planting and harvesting seasons. These adverse conditions are hitting vulnerable regions hardest, leading to food scarcity and price hikes.

Supply chains, essential for distributing food globally, have been severely disrupted by the ongoing pandemic. Transportation bottlenecks, labour shortages, and trade restrictions have all contributed to the strain on food distribution systems.

Additionally, the world’s growing population is placing increasing demands on food production. Meeting these demands sustainably is a growing challenge.

This crisis highlights the need for proactive solutions. Investment in resilient agricultural practices, innovative technologies, and climate adaptation is crucial. Collaborative efforts on a global scale are necessary to ensure food security for all. #featured

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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Boeing face delivery delays following guilty criminal charge plea

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Boeing’s deliveries are down after months of controversy, is it because they can’t make the planes, or because airlines right now don’t want them?

Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with the investigation into two fatal crashes involving its 737 MAX aircraft.

Boeing reported a significant 27% decrease in deliveries for June compared to the same month last year, possibly attributing the decrease to the companies ongoing controversies.

Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas joins to discuss. #featured

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