Albert Einstein once said,“If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.
When we think about species extinction, the first images that all too often come to mind are some of those lovable big furry animals with high profile campaigns and appeals for donations. Who can forget WWF efforts to save the Panda? However, the loss of biodiversity is a worrying issue on a much wider scale and with direct human consequences.
India has something to be very proud of. This year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the country Polio free!
Diverse Women for Diversity is an international movement of women from around the globe using the philosophy of Ecofeminism to fight various issues to do with the genetic modification of food crops and other issues related to the plight of women in relation to food production.
A lot of attention has been focused on the potential loss of some of India’s most prized endangered species – the Bengali Tiger springs immediately to mind. The loss of biodiversity in India is particularly concerning given that the country is home to such a large proportion (around 10%) of the world’s biodiversity, making it a biodiversity hotspot.
Three of India’s endangered species have been targeted by the Save Our Species (SOS) campaign, a global coalition initiated by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Global Environment Facility and the World Bank. The targeted species are: the white-bellied heron, the Gangetic dolphin and the river terrapin.
According to UNAIDS, concerted efforts have meant that we are now on the verge of a significant breakthrough in the worldwide AIDS response. According to the organisation, new HIV infections are falling and more people than ever before are starting treatment.
You have seen the Fairtrade label on products in the supermarkets but do you actually know what this label means? It is important that you (as the consumer) educate yourself on the topic of fair trade and understand why your support through the purchase of fair trade products is so important.
The festival of Deepavali is upon us and it is a joyous celebration. Good food is a central part of the festivities. However, sometimes it is difficult to recognise the connections between our eating and lifestyle habits and our health.