Can you imagine a life without crisps and chips and creamy mash? Soon, we too could be hit by the global ‘Chipocalypse’ like Japan and New Zealand. Or worse? Words: Rituja Rao| Subbing: Bishakha Dutta On 16 October, many Kiwis walked into supermarkets to find no crisps and warning signs of nationwide potato shortage. https://twitter.com/ange_meyer/status/919049074015268864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2017%2Foct%2F16%2Fchipocalypse-potato-shortage-in-new-zealand-sparks-crisp-crisis A year of devastating rains and two serious floods in New Zealand have wiped out 20% of the country’s annual potato crop, and 30% of the “crisping” varieties for potato chips, took the biggest hit. https://twitter.com/claudiajardine/status/91964985060969
Wearing their traditional headwear and clothes, they came from Brazil, Indonesia, Peru and Panama. Bringing the discussion to the capital was part of their wider tour of European cities by bus on their tour to Bonn, where #COP23 climate discussions will take place. They sing, dance and share music with London activists on Parliament Square as part of a peaceful demonstration to tackle climate change. Yet amongst the music, vibrancy and coming together of a native cultures and the British public - they come bearing a serious message. We must stand beside them to protect the worlds forests, this involves being mindful of our consumption and campaigning for greener climate funding within our own government. Speaking at the event, Mina Setra, The Indigenous Peoples' Allianc
Voice of London visited this year's Love Island winner Kem Cetinay, last night at Watford Pryzm, to find out if he truly is 5"10, as he raps in his latest debut single, alongside Love Island's third place Chris Hughes. https://youtu.be/FWwGFBYROl8 Armed with a tape measure, we went to find out if we could take some measurements of the newly formed rapper. However, unlike in the villa Kem was not partaking in any banter at all and was a 'little bit leave it' about the situation, telling us: "no no, I am not doing that, I only take pictures." But we furthered our investigations, measuring myself in at 5"4, standing alongside Kem, we can clearly see that he is not 5"10. A revised lyric that appears to be more appropriate: 'My name is Kem, I'm 5"6 and I only do pics.' Amb...
No matter what social media platform you are scrolling through, the #MeToo campaign, following emerging allegations about Harvey Weinstein, continues to reveal the terrifying magnitude of sexual harassment. And like all good campaigns, it has evolved into other hashtags and movements. France is having its own #MeToo movement. Just as women around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MeToo to share their own stories about harassment, women in France are speaking out too. French women have swamped the internet, tweeting with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — “expose your pig” —with hundreds of stories of aggression, assault, and harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller, started the campaign with a tweet #BalanceTonPorc, in which she shared her own