January 19, 2021

United Nations Marks 2021 As International Year Of Fruits And Vegetables

The United Nations is marking 2021 as the ‘International Year of Fruits and Vegetables’, spotlighting their vital role in human nutrition and food security, as well as urging efforts to improve sustainable production and reduce waste.
January 19, 2021

‘Alarmingly High’ Rates Of Vitamin D Deficiency In The UK

Long winter months and less time spent outdoors have contributed to alarmingly high rates of vitamin D deficiency in parts of the UK, especially among certain ethnic and socio-economic groups, with overall levels falling below the most conservative global recommendations.
December 18, 2020

European Food Safety Authority To Examine ‘Emergency Use’ Of Dangerous Pesticides

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is to assess a number of emergency authorizations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in sugar beet in 2020. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorizations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam, and thiacloprid that were granted by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.
December 18, 2020

‘New Variant’ Of Coronavirus Identified In England

A new variant of coronavirus has been found which is growing faster in some parts of England, UK MPs have been told. The country’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the World Health Organization had been notified and that UK scientists were doing detailed studies.
December 18, 2020

More Than Half Of New York City Firefighters Say They Will Not Take Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine

More than half of New York City firefighters say they will not take Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them in the coming weeks.
December 3, 2020

High Blood Pressure In Midlife Is Linked To Increased Brain Damage In Later Life

High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life, according to a new study.
December 3, 2020

World Health Organization Claims It ‘Will Do Everything’ To Find COVID-19 Origins

The World Health Organization is claiming it will do everything possible to find the origins of COVID-19, saying that knowledge is vital to preventing future outbreaks.
November 26, 2020

How The DuPont Chemical Company Shaped Joe Biden’s Views On Business

To see what President-elect Joe Biden thinks is wrong with the American economy today and how he would try to fix it, look to his relationship with chemical company DuPont.