Food

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

Africa Seeks 25 Million Climate Smart Farmers by 2025

  By Charles Mkoka NAIROBI, Kenya, October 15, 2016 (ENS) – African delegates from more than 45 countries have welcomed progress made by the New Partnership for African Development, NEPAD, Gender Climate Change and Agriculture Programme,...

 

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

France Bans Plastic Plates, Cups, Cutlery

  PARIS, France, September 22, 2016 (ENS) – France has become the world’s first country to pass a law banning plastic plates, cups and utensils unless they contain a large proportion of compostable or biologically-sourced materials. The...

 

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

UK Sushi Fraud Probe Finds 10 Percent Mislabeled

  MANCHESTER, England, April 12, 2016 (ENS) – Critically endangered species of fish are being sold in UK sushi restaurants without accurate labeling, finds new research by scientists at three British universities. Overfished species...

 

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

Toxic Chemical Still in Can Linings of Popular Foods

  WASHINGTON, DC, March 30, 2016 (ENS) – A new report from six health and environmental groups finds 67 percent of nearly 200 food cans from dozens of brands and retailers tested positive for Bisphenol A, a hormone-disrupting chemical...

 

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

Global Citizens Tribunal to Put Monsanto on Trial

  PARIS, France, December 6, 2015 (ENS) – Global food, farming and environmental justice groups are joining forces to put biotech crop giant Monsanto on trial for ecocide and crimes against nature and humanity at the International...

 

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

Too Toxic: EPA Rejects Dow’s Herbicide Enlist Duo

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 25, 2015 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will vacate its approval of the Dow AgroSciences herbicide Enlist Duo after determining that its combination of chemicals could be more...

 

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

U.S. Approves First Transgenic Animal for Human Food

  WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2015 (ENS) – Over the objections of millions of Americans, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a genetically engineered animal food. Atlantic salmon engineered for faster than normal growth...

 

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

African Women in Agribusiness Resolve to Take Action

  By Charles Mkoka DURBAN, South Africa, November 13, 2015 (ENS) – Women as key producers of food for African households will no longer cry, Estherine Fotabong assured a conference for women in agribusiness in Durban last week. “Now...

 

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

Eating Hot Dogs, Ham, Red Meat Raises Cancer Risk

  LYON, France, October 27, 2015 (ENS) – Reducing consumption of red meat and processed meats can reduce the risk of colorectal, pancreatic and prostate cancers, finds a new report from the World Health Organization’s cancer...

 

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Honey Bee Queens Harmed by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

  BERN, Switzerland, October 16, 2015 (ENS) – The first study to investigate the effects of neonicotinoid insecticides on honey bee queens finds that these chemicals may contribute to bee colony mortality by affecting queen health....

 

Plastic for Dinner

Plastic for Dinner

  DAVIS, California, October 9, 2015 (ENS) – Roughly one in every four fish sold for human consumption in certain California and Indonesian markets contain plastic fragments or textile fibers in their guts, an international team...

 

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated Fishing

  OSLO, Norway, July 19, 2015 (ENS) – The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean on Thursday signed a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the 1.1 million-square-mile so-called “donut...

 

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

Anti-Poverty Activist Awarded $250,000 World Food Prize

  WASHINGTON, DC, July 2, 2015 (ENS) – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been awarded the 2015 World Food Prize, given in recognition of those whose achievements alleviate hunger and promote global food security. Calling the...

 

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

Eating Chicken, Not Beef, Yields Climate Benefits

  GOTHENBURG, Sweden, April 7, 2015 (ENS) -Eating beef is one of the biggest climate villains, but a vegan diet is not necessary to reach climate goals, finds new research from Chalmers University of Technology. A poultry-based diet is...

 

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

Ingredient in Olive Oil Kills Cancer Cells

  NEW YORK, New York, February 17, 2015 (ENS) – Abundant evidence supports the role of olive oil in protecting against heart disease; now scientists have found that extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient that kills cancer cells...

 

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

U.S. Approves First Genetically Engineered Apples

  WASHINGTON, DC, February 13, 2015 (ENS) – The first genetically engineered apples were today approved for planting and sale in the United States by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two approved apple varieties are genetically...

 

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

Sea Shepherd Chases Toothfish Poachers From Australian Waters

  MELBOURNE, Australia, February 4, 2015 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says one of its ships has chased an illegal toothfish-poaching vessel out of its hunting grounds in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone onto...

 

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

Brazilian Lab Turns Fruits, Veggies Into Edible Plastic

  BRASILIA, Brazil, January 14, 2015 (ENS) – Imagine putting a pizza in the oven without having to remove the plastic casing that protects the pizza from contamination. The plastic film consists of tomatoes and, when heated, it will...

 

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

European Parliament Backs GMO Choice for Member States

  STRASBOURG, France, January 13, 2015 (ENS) – New legislation to allow member states of the European Union to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms on their own territory, even if this...

 

EU Countries Granted the Right to Ban GMO Crops

EU Countries Granted the Right to Ban GMO Crops

  BRUSSELS, Belgium, December 4, 2014 (ENS) – A political agreement on new legislation to allow EU member states to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms, GMOs, on their own territory,...

 
 
 
 

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