The saying goes, ‘You are what you eat,’ so where does that leave those who eat trash, or even just plants? The truth is that all species are connected to each other and the inanimate earth through the simple act of eating; by eating (broadly defined) we are all part of each other. Consumption of food is one of the most direct impacts we can have on the world around us and it’s easily, even instinctively understood. To live, we must consume the lives of others.
At the launch of the report, Opportunities and Challenges for Research on Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture in Europe, this morning at the Palais des Académies in Brussels, the European national science academies along with the InterAcademy Partnership called for European policy-makers to urgently re-think their approach to food and agriculture.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would limit the kinds of scientific research it can use in crafting regulations, an apparent concession to big business that has long requested such restrictions.
It is time for the United Nations to formally recognize the right to a healthy environment, according to the world body’s chief investigator of murders, beatings and intimidation of environmental defenders.
Over 260,000 enterprises and other entities will have to start paying an environment tax in April, as China moves to protect the environment and cut pollutants, according to the country's top tax authority.
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Indian Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Erik Solheim, UN Under Secretary General and Head of UN Environment, jointly announced that India will be hosting the global World Environment Day celebrations on June 5 2018.
Improved drinking water, sanitation and handwashing (WASH) interventions reduced child diarrhoea in rural Bangladesh, but contrary to expectations, did not impact child growth — indicates findings from new study by International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and US collaborators.