342 - The Fight to Save the Banana!

June 29, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports very worrying news for anyone out there who has a fondness for bananas! The second most grown fruit in the world (yes ENW knows it is technically a berry) is in danger of being wiped out by a powerful fungus. This is the biggest crisis to face banana-producing areas since the 1950s when Panama Disease virtually annihilated Gros Michel Banana – at the time the most grown banana in the world! What is happening? Can it be stopped?
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June 29, 2018
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333 - Will A Sugar Tax on Drinks Work?

April 13, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast explores a decision by the British government to impose a tax on all drinks being sold in the UK. The idea behind the new tax was after the UK became concerned about an increase in child obesity levels. The new tax has been imposed on any drink that contains sugar, with the hope that the increased price will reduce youngsters drinking sodas in particular. What are the ramifications? Has the decision been universally welcomed?
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April 13, 2018
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327 - Almonds Rule Supreme!

February 23, 2018


This week's English News Weekly podcast looks at which foods are actually the best for us to lead a healthy and energetic daily life. A leading British medical journal has compiled a list of the top 100 healthiest foods that humans should regularly consume. However, some of the ones included near the top of the list might be surprising! Which food types made the top 10? How easy is it for us to find, buy, cook and eat these food types?
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February 23, 2018
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303 - Sushi: The UK's New Favourite?

August 04, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on developments from the UK where sushi sales in supermarkets are booming. The U.K. has a somewhat underserved reputation for its culinary expertise, but the Japanese fish dish has becoming increasingly popular both in the UK and the rest of Western Europe. Why is this the case and crucially what do Japanese chefs make of British sushi?

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August 04, 2017
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295 - The World is Drinking Less...

June 09, 2017


This week's English News Weekly podcast reports on some surprising news about the drinking habits of people around the world. A new report has just been published concludes that from Europe to the Americas and from Asia to Africa...people are drinking less alcohol, specifically beers, lagers and ciders. Why has this trend developed? Is it predicted to continue? Are any types of alcoholic being drunk more?

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June 09, 2017
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