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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 19 2018

Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less gassy.

Jul 13 2018

Can WhatsApp and motorbikes protect Africa's food security?

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A motorbike and reliable connectivity to watch football and chat on WhatsApp are the key to keeping young Africans in farming, a senior United Nations official said, as large-scale urban migration threatens food production on the continent.

Jul 11 2018

From stinky seaweed to sick fish, world's warming oceans threaten livelihoods

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From a rise in aquatic diseases to a "massive" invasion of stinking seaweed that stops fishing boats going out to sea, the warming of the world's oceans is affecting the livelihoods of millions - and experts say it is going to get worse.

Jul 09 2018

World's fish consumption unsustainable, U.N. warns

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of the world's oceans are overfished and fish consumption is at an all-time high, raising fears over the sustainability of a key source of protein for millions around the world, the United Nations warned in a report on Monday.

Jul 09 2018

Factbox: Fish consumption hits a peak, but is it sustainable?

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of the world's oceans are overfished, with fish consumption at a record high, according to report published on Monday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Jul 09 2018

Factbox: Fish consumption hits a peak, but is it sustainable?

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A third of the world's oceans are overfished, with fish consumption at a record high, according to report published on Monday by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

Jul 05 2018

Swap rice for maize, millet and sorghum to save water and boost nutrition - experts tell India

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Replacing rice with more nutritious, less thirsty cereals could help India reduce hunger and chronic water stress and improve nutrition, experts said.

Jun 25 2018

Malnutrition the 'challenge of our time', say award winners

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Malnutrition is the "challenge of our time", with diet-related disease afflicting almost every country in the world, the winners of a $250,000 prize dubbed the Nobel for agriculture said on Monday.

Jun 20 2018

Plant trees in refugee camps to stop forest loss and conflict, U.N. says

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - With a record 69 million people driven from their homes by war and persecution, the United Nations on Wednesday urged countries hosting large numbers of refugees to plant more trees as deforestation risks denuding landscapes and triggering conflict.

Jun 14 2018

Experts question wisdom that more food means less hunger

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Increasing food production through intensive farming will not necessarily end world hunger, experts said on Thursday in a finding that flies in the face of established policy.

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