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Our headlines:

To manage sustainably our water resources, we need to change our food consumption


Did you know that in France people use for their food more than ten times the water utilised for satisfying daily needs for hygiene and sanitation? [read]

 

Spain: strawberries with a strong taste of sex and pesticides... (New)


Until recently, strawberries produced in Spain were known to have, by lack of taste of fruit, a strong taste of pesticide. We now discover they also have a strong taste of sex... [read]

 

The United Nations warn us: we must stop plundering natural resources (New)


To double the gross domestic product since 1970 and get billions of people out of poverty, humankind has adopted a devastating and unsustainable development model that is diametrically opposed to the sustainable development path it has committed to follow. [read]

 

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


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 (New)


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]