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People Have Never Consumed So Much Fish As They Do Today

People have never consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being as they do today, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 9 Jun 2014 reported*. Did you know?  Fish is one of the most-traded…

In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jun 13 2014 (IPS) – Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world, taking the lives of more than 8.4 million people each year, a new analysis shows. That’s almost three times…

“Advergames”: new tricks to sell junk food to children

Channel 4 News, UK, reports on the new trend to circumvent legislation brought in to limit the typo of advertising that can be directed to children. “Companies including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola should be stopped from designing apps and online games…

A Third of Our Food Depend on Bees and Other Insects — Don’t Kill Them!

By Matthias Wüthrich, Greenpeace* A third of our food, including some of our most delicious produce such as apples, tomatoes and coffee, along with most of the flowering plants on earth, depend on honeybees, wild bees and other insects for…

WHO Discuss on Climate Change”s Impact on Health

Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and its consequences were at the center of the plenary of the World Health Organization Assembly, which continues today its meetings in the Palais des Nations, chaired by Cuba. Several ministers and other…

Centenarians Meet at International Longevity Event

Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Active and Satisfactory Longevity is taking place here today, with a swimming exhibition performed by elderly people, and other expressions of physical culture and Cuban traditional dances. Experts from Cuba,…

Europe, Central Asia Face Nutritional Deficits

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia.* On the eve of its biennial…

Calls for a Ceasefire in the War on Drugs

“The production of opium increased by 102% and cocaine by 20% from 1998 to 2007, despite efforts to destroy crops around the world; in the US close to 500,000 people are in jail for drug offenses, compared with 41,000 in…

U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

Democracy Now! Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The tsunami’s immediate death toll was more than 15,000, with close to 3,000 still missing.…

More trade unions oppose TTIP (EU-US Free Trade Agreement)

Original article Keep Our NHS Public OXFORDSHIRE March 10-14th saw the latest round of the EU-US free trade negotiations in Brussels. The industry’s 50 leading CEO’s, known collectively as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, proclaimed it their responsibility to ensure…

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