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30 March 2021 - Responsible businesses or greenwashing? The certification industry in support of multinationals


More rigorous laws and certification processes might allow consumers to identify companies and products that respect satisfactory social, environmental and health norms. [read]



14 March 2021 - Urban Expansion and Agricultural Land. Should we agree to sacrifice workers’ gardens in Aubervilliers on the altar of the 2024 Paris Olympics?


At global level, it is expected that the equivalent of three times the total area of land used for agriculture in the UK will have been sacrificed by 2030. [read]



8 March 2021 - The European Union’s challenging but imperative green transition


Despite the Green Deal for Europe launched in December 2019, indicators show that EU’s food and agriculture are not on track for successful food and climatic transitions.  [read]



11 February 2021 - COVID-19: Is agriculture the main culprit?


Expansion of agriculture has a large role in the emergence of pathogens, but deforestation alone is not enough to cause a pandemic. [read]



21 January 2021 - Farmer demonstrations in India: poor farmers against pro-liberalisation champion?


This black and white picture could very well be a gross oversimplification of the complex Indian situation.[read]



10 January 2021 - Mexico, first Latin American country to ban GMO maize and glyphosate


A ban that represents a real challenge for the country, because of its many implications. [read]



9 January 2021 - Every year, there are 385 million cases of unintentional acute pesticide poisoning, says a PAN study


Pesticide poisoning causes death and may have chronic health consequences (loss of quality of life, loss of well-being, and loss of ability to work).  [read]



24 december 2020 - Asymmetric trade flows create a massive transfer of biophysical resources from poor to rich countries


As money continously accumulates through trade in the hands of the richer countries, so do biophysical resources, to the detriment of the rest of the world and its development potential. [read]





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Last update:    March 2021