Does your town have a food waste collection system? Glasgow does!

Does your town have a food waste collection system? Glasgow does!

One day of this week we found something lying in front of our main door. No worries, it wasn’t a baby in a basket; it was a caddy provided by the Glasgow City Council as a measure to roll  out  its food waste collection system across the city centre. The council has provided (or will provide) every building with a communal bin for this purpose. […]

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Science fiction and the crops of the future

Science fiction and the crops of the future

We’re surrounded by evidences about the black future of the Earth. This month (November 2016), Leonardo Di Caprio launched his documentary ‘Before the flood’ about global warming and its consequences as an urgent call to action on the matter. Science fiction has also been flirting for a while with the idea of humankind moving massively to other planet. Of course, that couldn’t be explained without setting […]

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Spain, leader of the EU in organic farming area while UK presents a concerning decrease

Spain, leader of the EU in organic farming area while UK presents a concerning decrease

The latest report released by Eurostat about organic farming in the European Union brings mostly good news: 2015 was a year of growth in terms of organic area and organic producers. As per the agency’s estimations, the trend will keep moving upwards during the next years. Spain is the country with the biggest share of organic farming area, accounting for the 18% of the whole UE in 2015. […]

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Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Favignana: the Sicilian island is your new best eco-friend

Just the sound of the fighter jets that take off from Trapani‘s military base break the silence that reigns in this little paradise: an island of 2okm square surrounded by crystal clear water, where the bike -and the boat- is the main means of transport. Favignana is the largest of the Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi), an archipelago 7km off the northwest coast of Sicily which is a very […]

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Let’s Move! or how Michelle Obama’s failure against junk food marketing has been presented as a success

Let’s Move! or how Michelle Obama’s failure against junk food marketing has been presented as a success

When Michelle Obama launched the third campaign of her Let’s Move! in 2013, she claimed that her initiative “changed the conversation in this country”, the US, meaning that childhood obesity was finally recognised as a health crisis. But the country wasn’t the only one changing the conversation; Michelle Obama herself progressively and discreetly schifted the approach of Let’s Move!. The project was founded in 2010 with […]

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