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France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables

France to ban plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables

Part of its anti-waste law aimed at creating a circular economy with single-use plastic phased out by 2040, the government will enforce the measure at the start of next year. Given the current state of our planet, it’s somewhat surprising that browsing the aisles of most local grocery stores will still present you with an array of neatly packaged produce that, more often than not, simply doesn’t need it. While examples...

By London, UK
How science labs are building the future of food

How science labs are building the future of food

Climate change is holding a sharp knife to the agricultural industry. From espresso and pasta to sushi and fish fingers, your daily bread could disappear from local menus, if not for a huge effort from scientists around the world. The agriculture industry – which has contributed massively to climate change – is getting a serious helping of karma these days. Unfortunately, this has resulted in global food prices skyrocketing to...

By London, UK
California oil spill renews pressure to ban offshore drilling

California oil spill renews pressure to ban offshore drilling

The Golden State had been a leader in blocking offshore oil expansions since the infamous 1969 spill of Santa Barbara. The latest spill in Huntington Beach, however, has renewed pressure to ban all existing projects. As you’ve most likely seen by now, yet another major oil spill is currently spewing into our oceans, this time courtesy of an offshore drill site in Huntington Beach. On Monday, it was revealed that a...

By London, UK