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Monsanto case : a result that does not solve the problem and illustrates the perverse nature of the so-called “consumer protection system” (New)


Winning cases is not enough ; what is needed is to change the rules and implement them effectively. [read]



Fisheries and aquaculture in troubled waters (New)


Despite an outstanding performance of aquaculture, overfishing, environmental impact, as well as serious threats on the quality of products offered to consumers make it that the future of the fisheries and aquaculture sector is uncertain. [read]



Pervasive plastic : from food in plastic to plastic in food (New)


For decades, our food has been increasingly contained in plastic; now it is plastic that is pervasively contained in our food… and, consequently, it will soon be more and more present in our body. [read]



The use of pesticides still on the increase in France (New)


Data for 2016-1017 show a growth of 12.4% compared to 2009, while the objective was to reduce the use of pesticides by 50% between 2008 and 2018. [read]




Official Development Assistance, a drop in an ocean of needs


Rich countries give around 0.31% of their gross national income and aid going to Africa weighs less than 0.4% of its GDP. But aid is not only an issue of quantity... Is development assistance really of use to solve poor countries’ problems?  [read]

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