As neighbours build dams, Iraqis watch twin rivers dry up

by Haydar Indhar Agence France-Presse DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AFP) — With its neighbours activating new dams, Iraq’s historic twin rivers could run dry — unless new infrastructure projects and tense talks with Turkey and Iran bear fruit. Nowhere is the effect on the country more palpable than in Basra, Iraq’s only coastal province. Here, the Tigris and Euphrates — on which millions of Iraqis rely to farm — meet at the Shatt al-Arab waterway before spilling […]

Plague to protein: Israeli firm seeks to put locusts on the menu

by Jonah MANDEL Agence France-Presse GOLAN HEIGHTS, Undefined (AFP) — From biblical plague to modern day protein, one Israeli firm wants to make locusts a sustainable food choice in the Holy Land and beyond. As for whether or not the insects are kosher, the answer is not so simple. At Hargol Foodtech’s farm in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a rectangular enclosure that once served as a chicken coop is filled with thousands of locusts, a […]

NET25’s new show “Unlad: Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay” gives hope in overcoming poverty

(Eagle News) — In this pilot episode of NET 25’s newest show, “UNLAD: Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay,” the problem of poverty affecting people worldwide is tackled and just how people can be helped by giving them hope that there is still a solution to their problem. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment have surged not just in the Philippines, but all over the world. The program, hosted by actor Robin Padilla, shows that people should not lose […]

LA County faces food insecurity more than any county in the US

Eagle News — Los Angeles has more residents facing food insecurity than any other county in the entire United States. That statement might be staggering for to those who might have envisioned Los Angeles as a sprawling metropolis with a bustling economy. But in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, the problem of feeding such a large population is all the more magnified. That’s where organizations like the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank stepped in. […]

Despite virus outbreaks, US meat plants told to stay open

by Juliette MICHEL Agence France-Presse Video report by Eagle News International NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — US slaughterhouses are being forced to stay open on government orders despite deadly coronavirus outbreaks among workers, as authorities move to ensure supermarkets are fully stocked with meat. President Donald Trump signed the executive order on Tuesday under the Defense Production Act, a law designed for use in wartime to divert private business for defense and security needs. Several […]

Simple steps to make Dalgona Coffee: Pambansang Almusal shows you how

  (Eagle News) — Dalgona Coffee is becoming a craze at this time of quarantine and lockdowns. It’s easy and very simple.  In this video from NET 25’s Pambansang Almusal, viewers are shown how you can make one. You just need 2 tablespoons of coffee, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of hot water.  Put them in a bowl and mix with a handheld mixer.  Once this turns creamy and frothy, you can put […]

“Gulayan sa Bakuran”: Your own vegetable garden might just be the answer to your food needs

  (Eagle News) – Want to try planting your own vegetables and fruits at this time of quarantine? This might just be the best time as the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the value of having food available amid crisis in supplies and food transport. The Iglesia Ni Cristo’s project of “Gulayan sa Bakuran” became of benefit to those who had participated in the project nationwide. Those who tried planting their own vegetables and fruits – in […]

New EBC shows coming to YouTube

Eagle News — Quarantine got you running out of things to watch on Netflix? Or tired of watching the same thing on Netflix? Well you’re in luck! As EBC strives to create wholesome content for every member of the family, eight brand new shows will be streaming LIVE on Eagle News via YouTube starting Monday, April 13. For the HipHop/R&B enthusiast in your family, check out The Vocal Chamber—an E25 Records original series, independent artists […]

Deprived of customers, UK farmers throw away milk

by Jean-Baptiste OUBRIER Agence France Presse Deprived of customers such as supermarkets, restaurants and schools due to the coronavirus outbreak and resulting lockdown, British farmers are throwing away thousands of litres of milk. Coffee shops and office blocks, also shut because of COVID-19, are no longer receiving their early morning deliveries, although there has been a hike in the amount of milk being dropped off at people’s homes in time for breakfast, according to the […]

Refugee restaurant seeks to win Spanish hearts

by Diego URDANETA Agence France-Presse MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Hala and Alex learned to cook with their mothers, Yoli learnt while preparing meals for her large family. The trio, who were forced to flee Syria, Sudan and Venezuela respectively, are now the chefs at a unique Madrid restaurant that aims to change the lives of refugees and alter how people see them, at a time when the arrival of large numbers of migrants fleeing poverty […]

Astronauts bake first cookies in space

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Astronauts on the International Space Station have baked the first cookies in space, but they took far longer than on Earth. The space station’s Italian commander Luca Parmitano acted as baker aided by NASA astronaut Christina Koch for the chocolate-chip cookie experiment. Cookies take around 15-20 minutes to bake on Earth but the astronauts discovered that their most successful efforts required at least two hours in the oven in space. […]

UK fishermen angling for big catch post Brexit

NORTH SHIELDS, United Kingdom (AFP) – Roland JACKSON / William EDWARDS Just before dawn, the Good Fellowship trawler casts its nets deep into the North Sea’s cold swirling waters, fishing for prawns off England’s northeast coast. Britain finally departs the European Union on Friday but remains bound by the bloc’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) until the end of a transition period on December 31. The Good Fellowship’s captain, David Shiel, is cautiously hopeful that Brexit […]