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World’s Largest Urban Rooftop Farm Set To Open In 2020 In Paris, France

If you are enthused by eco-friendly architecture and inventive solutions to modern food shortages, then you are going to love this latest news. The world’s largest urban farm is set to open in Paris, France, next year.

 

Farmers will use bigger hedges, healthier livestock and more precise pesticides to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2040, union says

The National Farmers’ Union has has published a report on how the sector can reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 - a decade ahead of the UK economy.

 

EPA To End Required Animal Tests To Determine Safety of Chemical Products

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine praised an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to phase out animal testing of chemical products. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that animal testing will be substantially reduced in six years and phased out by 2035

 

Those fun ball pits your child likes to play in are probably a breeding ground for killer germs

The next time you go to the pediatric clinic, it may be best not to let your child into the ball pit. A recent study warned that these physical therapy playgrounds were just as dirty and filled with disease-causing microbes as their counterparts in family restaurants.

 

5G Wireless: A Ridiculous Front for Global Control

First, a few quotes to give a bit of background. 5G speed, for people who must download a whole season of their favorite show in two seconds: “It’s the next (fifth) generation of cellular technology which promises to greatly enhance the speed, coverage and responsiveness of wireless networks. How fast are we talking about?

 

Vitamin D deficiency the likely cause for a rise in rickets cases in children

Recently, a rise in the number of rickets cases, especially among children from low-income families, has been reported. Rickets is a skeletal disorder associated with calcium, phosphate, and vitamin D deficiency.

 

Antibiotic resistance isn’t just a “human” problem: Study shows it can be passed along to pets

The genetic evolution of bacteria is occurring at a rapid pace, and aberrations of bacterial DNA are transferring from one species to the next. These genetic deviations, spurred by antibiotics, are now transferring from humans to animals.

 

Fighting Water Privatization With ‘Blue Communities’

It was 1985 and privatization, deregulation and free trade were in the air. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan were negotiating a free trade deal — a precursor to NAFTA. Among the goods it would cover: "Water, including … mineral waters … ice and snow."

 

This Boston Hospital Is Feeding Patients Through Its Rooftop Farm

A few years after the Boston resident was diagnosed with prediabetes, she was referred to Boston Medical Center's Preventative Food Pantry as someone who is food insecure. The food pantry is a free food resource for low-income patients.

 

New PFAS Detections Reported at 90 Additional Army Installations

Drinking water supplies at an additional 90 current and former Army and Army National Guard installations nationwide are contaminated with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, according to newly released Department of Defense data obtained by EWG under the Freedom of Information Act.

 
 
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