Topical issue of the week: Official Development Assistance

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Our headlines:

Life plagued by human madness: we must change our paradigms, objectives and values


The decrease of the number of species is accelerating and number of living organisms is regressing even for those species who are not at risk of extinction. These are the consequences of human activities and of the vision humankind has of the world and of the position it believes to hold in it. [read]

 

Scientific research under the influence of private interests (Season 2) : sugar and physical exercise


Coca-Cola waters scientists with millions of dollars to convince consumers throughout the world that with more physical exercice, they may continue absorbing large quantities of sugar drinks without bearing any health consequences.[read]

 

Climate : two complementary approaches for a better understanding of the greenhouse gases issue (New)


These two approaches show that solutions are both in the evolution of production technologies and in more sensible consumption choices. [read]

 

Pervasive plastic (Season 2) : in the Mediterranean Sea and in our food  (New)


New evidence of pervasiveness and of negative consequences reinforce the need for clearly defined actions. [read]

 

Protecting our health and environment - Is justice to substitute rules and regulations? (New)


In the face of the inability of Parliaments and Governments to take appropriate measures, consumers and citizens have been obliged to invoke the third power : Justice. [read]