Don’t bin it, ban it! That’s the approach New York City is taking against Styrofoam products this year, with a ban against all single-use Styrofoam products being implemented in a few months.
We often hear of how sea animals are affected by global warming, but land animals also face negative consequences from climate change.
GMOs seem to be appearing in many foods these days, which is a scary thought. Now, recent studies reveal that even natural foods could be contaminated by these unnatural ingredients.
According to Grist, the multinational vegetable-oil giant IOI Loders Croklaan has just made a commitment to produce sustainable palm oil without causing deforestation. This is the latest in a series of such commitments, and it means that 75% of all the palm oil produced will be grown without cutting down rainforests.
When we hear of global warming, we might immediately picture blaring hot sun and dried up landscapes. But warmer temperature is not the only thing scientists say is linked to global warming. Cold weather is, too.
Forget guilt over calories – the next time you dig into your favourite meal, you might feel guilt over culled forests, displaced animal homes and less oxygen on the planet.
The most recent outbreak of the Ebola virus began last December, in a town called Meliandou in the forest region of Guinea in West Africa. That is, it used to be forested, as a recent article in Vanity Fair pointed out:
U.S. ice cream producer, Ben & Jerry’s is fighting GMO’s with fudge brownie ice cream.
An eco-friendly temple in Mylapore, India, no longer allows plastic items within its doors. The ban has been set by government and is spreading to include more temples in the state of Tamil Nadu.
TOPIC stands for Testing of Products Initiated by Consumers and is a brand new concept that is launching in South Africa this October. A consumer-led and funded organisation, TOPIC will test the authenticity of natural and organic products and aims to protect the consumer from false claims and mislabelling.