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10 years 3 weeks ago

Is it so difficult to change the way we all think about food? Wouldn’t it be great if the food choices we make are healthy for us and at the same time beneficial for communities and environment?  If health experts are to be believed, millions of consumers across the world have started thinking about where and how the food items they consume are being produced. They are getting aware of the potential damage being caused by the rise in demands of exotic, out of season produce. According to a survey, people living on Prince Edwards Island have also joined the...


10 years 3 weeks ago

In an attempt to encourage sustainable investment, approximately 2.2 billion dollars were released by the United States treasury in new bonds. This move is being considered a great kick-start for the renewable energy sector and it will also speed up the roll out of low carbon energy projects in the US. Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) is the name of the new financial instrument that will function as a low interest loan to the owners of renewable projects. This bond will be providing them an alternative for traditional monetary sources that had stopped functioning last year due to the global financial...


10 years 3 weeks ago

Change starts with ideas. And when ideas become reality, they transform life – this is the motto on which Rural Innovation Network, a social enterprise in India works. This enterprise has been dedicated towards improving the living standard of rural population in India.  Rural Innovation Network believes that environmental concerns are well understood by the rural people and several opportunities can be created out of it. The problem lies in the fact that these opportunities cannot be turned into a reality by the poor people as they don’t have the access to infrastructure...


10 years 3 weeks ago

During the first few months of the swine flu causing havoc in the United States, approximately 5.7 million Americans got infected with the H1N1 virus. According to estimations made by the scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from mid-April to July between 2 to 5.7 million people were already infected with the virus and more than 21,000 people had to be admitted for immediate healthcare. Health experts have estimated that approximately half of swine flu cases in the world are present in the US with more than 127 deaths and 3,065 hospitalizations...


10 years 3 weeks ago

Major UK based food companies along with Greenpeace have been inviting support from consumers to boycott soy products in the wake of protecting Amazon rainforests. They have joined forces to shun multinational traders that buy soy from the deforested land of Amazon rainforests.

In the last few years, too much destruction has been caused to the Amazon forests due to production of soy. In an attempt to support the cause, leading food retailers including McDonald’s along with Greenpeace had also formed an alliance in order to demand immediate action from soy traders. Amazon...


10 years 3 weeks ago

Yes, you read that right! Tribes in India have asked for a free hand to heal the nature with their expertise and traditional knowledge in order to curb the devastating effects of climate change. There are several tribes across the country that cut across groups like forestry, farming, fishing and pastoral. These groups recently released a charter that included details of effective solutions for curbing the after effects of rising carbon footprint and global warming.

Climate change is here and if immediate measures are not taken, existence of mankind will be at great risk. Temperature is rising...


10 years 3 weeks ago

Climate change experts are of view that the role of methane gas in causing global warming is being underestimated. Based on studies it has been found that other than carbon dioxide, chemical interactions between other greenhouse gases can trigger the rate at which global warming is causing havoc on the environment.

More underground methane will be released when permafrost in the Arctic regions will start melting due to the rise in temperature. This in turn will speed up global warming as the earth’s heat radiation will be trapped...


10 years 3 weeks ago

When it comes to organic food, the market of Belgium is growing at a fast pace. It is worth 300 million euros with over 2,800 product references. In the last few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the sale of organic produce in the country. Even the global crisis last year did not affect its growth as the sales improved 25%. Not only consumers are choosing sustainable food items over the conventional items but food joints are also offering locally grown seasonal food items to the customers.

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10 years 3 weeks ago

Did you know that the solid waste present in our garbage bins can also add up to the emission of greenhouse gases? The co-relation between solid waste management and climate change has raised serious concerns across the world. Sites where solid waste is disposed, produces methane, one of the most dangerous greenhouses gases. These disposal sites contribute to the yearly greenhouse gas emission by approximately 3-4%. Climate change experts have predicted that in the coming years, there are chances of the...


10 years 3 weeks ago

Health studies have proved that H1N1 vaccination is not very safe for toddlers and infants. Even though doctors are recommending children to get the swine flu vaccination, age and food allergies are some of the basic factors due to which some babies should not take the vaccine. Thimerosal is a preservative used in swine flu vaccines. This vaccine contains mercury that can be extremely harmful for small kids.

Recently, the federal government in Canada ordered 50.4 million vaccine dosages which contain...


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