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Burma under siege from starvation ; Vegetarian movement (30 Apr 2002)


The Myanmar military in Burma accused the farmers of supporting insurgents. So it isolated the rural areas in an attempt to deny the rebels a base for funds, food and recruits. Looks at the food shortage situation in Myanmar. As many seek refuge in neighbouring Thailand, this programme looks at the Thai reaction to this matter. People turn to a vegetarian diet to counter obesity and heart disease. Edmund Li Tse-shing (Associate Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition, University of Hong Kong) warns against pure vegetarian diet but recommends eating less meat and more vegetables.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
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