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UK doctors sound alarm over potential Ebola outbreak
Doctors in the UK are preparing for a possible outbreak of Ebola, one of the most virulent diseases known to humankind according to the World Health Organization.

29.07.2014 09:27

​With TTIP consumer protection will be a privilege of the rich
At the end of last week, a draft chapter from TTIP was leaked to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP).

28.07.2014 14:06

Bee studies feel sting of pesticide manufacturers – MPs
Corporate funding from pesticide manufacturers threatens to contaminate research into the impact of agricultural chemicals on the declining bee population, warn a committee of MPs.

28.07.2014 08:22

Food scare: British health secretary demands urgent inspections of two UK chicken factories
Britain’s Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has demanded the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) conduct an urgent inquiry into two UK factories' alleged poor hygiene practices.

25.07.2014 14:42

Decline in wildlife aggravates human conflict – study
Researchers at UC Berkeley have found an alarming correlation between a decline in wildlife and human conflict. As human activity directly threatens animals, their declining numbers introduce drastic changes to our way of life.

25.07.2014 12:34

Two-thirds of fresh retail chicken in UK could be contaminated with potentially lethal bacteria
A Guardian investigation has revealed alleged widespread hygiene failings in Britain's poultry industry, prompting three major UK supermarkets to launch emergency inquiries into their chicken suppliers.

23.07.2014 21:37

HRW: Kiev did not provide adequate protection and help to internal refugees
Tens of thousands of Ukrainians forced from their homes by the internal armed conflict are receiving little protection and assistance from Ukrainian authorities, claims Human Rights Watch in a letter sent to President Petro Poroshenko.

22.07.2014 10:45

UK Supermarket first in world to be powered entirely by garbage
A Sainsburys supermarket has become the first to be powered directly from its food waste, instead of electricity from the National Grid.

21.07.2014 17:03

Baked goods: Washington green-lights marijuana brownies, but lollipops are for suckers
With a number of marijuana-laced products set to hit the store shelves across the state of Washington, regulators have handed down guidelines on what is fair game and what is prohibited.

19.07.2014 12:40

Obesity to be classed as disability, top euro judge rules
​Overweight staff may be provided with larger office chairs, lifts and priority parking by their employers, following a European court judgment on Thursday.

18.07.2014 15:42

TEPCO failed to disclose crops over 20KM from Fukushima were contaminated
Fourteen different rice paddies outside of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant evacuation zone were contaminated with radioactive material in August 2013, Japan’s agriculture ministry has found.

15.07.2014 22:55

NHS weight-loss surgery urged for 800,000 diabetics
Weight-loss surgery could be offered on the NHS to 800,000 Britains with type 2 diabetes under new draft guidance published.

11.07.2014 13:45

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