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16 May 2019 - 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]



8 May 2019 - 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]



4 May 2019 - The United Nations warn us: we must stop plundering natural resources


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]



28 April 2019 - Spain: strawberries with a strong taste of sex and pesticides...


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]



15 April 2019 - 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]



11 April 2019 - How far will financial speculation go? After prices, pandemics - What next…?


Perverse financial instrument, the Ebola “pandemic bonds” of the World Bank have paid, in two years, more than $110 million to speculators, while only $20 million were used to fight against the on-going pandemic in DRC. [read]



5  April 2019 - In the global food system, the “farm-tech revolution” could shift the balance of power to the detriment of the weakest


Increased efficiency, less costs and waste, but also greater concentration of power and accelerated marginalisation of the weakest... [read]



17 March 2019 - Improved and local paddy varieties in South Asia: governments remain deaf to arguments put forward by farmers while biodiversity continues to decrease


For small farmers of the Indian subcontinent, rice is “more than just a bundle of calories and starch”. [read]



10 March 2019 - Can the food issue be reduced to a question of production?


A sustainable solution to the food issue will only be found if there are in-depth changes both in the way our food is being produced and consumed. This will require to challenge the paradigm that underpins the world economy and causes intolerable inequalities. [read]



6 March 2019 - Côte d’Ivoire decides to work with chocolate majors for a more sustainable management of tropical forests: should we be concerned?


Will the chocolate multinationals put restoration of forest cover above their economic interests? What implications for cocoa producers?  [read]



20 January 2019 - In the EU, gaps in the debate on migration explain policy deficiencies


What are the root causes of migration? How biased is the debate on immigration in Europe? Are European aid policies a solution or are they part of the problem? [read]



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