Dietary Fibres from Nature

The use of antibiotics significantly improved the medical practice of the 20th century, and with the vaccination it contributed to almost completely eradicating certain diseases. Yet, their efficiency and availability led to overuse, which enabled bad bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics, while good bacteria were destroyed. Therefore, it is …

‘Climate Apartheid’ Will See Millions of World’s Poorest Severely Impacted

A ‘climate apartheid’ will see millions of the world’s poorest people severely impacted. That’s the chilling forecast from UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Philip Alston, who said even if current climate targets are met, tens of millions of people will be impoverished, leading to widespread displacement …

77 Health Organizations Call for Climate Action to Fight Public Health Emergency

More than 70 leading public health groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, agree that the climate crisis is also a health emergency. So far 77 organizations representing nurses, doctors, hospitals, volunteers and public health professionals have signed on to The Call to Action on …

Air Pollution ‘May Affect Number of Eggs Ovaries Can Produce’

Air pollution has been linked to a drop in activity of female ovaries, researchers have revealed. Experts say the findings suggest that female reproductive system is affected by environmental factors, although the study does not specifically look at the impact of air pollution on fertility. However, they added that if …

Sadiq Khan Invests £6m to Tackle London’s Toxic Air

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is investing £6 million in 15 projects aimed at improving the capital’s air quality and climate emergency. The grant from the Air Quality Fund will support four new Low Emission Neighbourhoods (LENs) in Camden, Dagenham, Hackney and Southwark, providing funding for electric vehicle (EV) charging points, …

World Bicycle Day

Acknowledging the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation, fostering environmental stewardship and health, the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to declare 3 June …

Big Pharma Emits More Greenhouse Gases Than the Automotive Industry

Rarely does mention of the pharmaceutical industry conjure up images of smoke stacks, pollution and environmental damage. Yet our recent study found the global pharmaceutical industry is not only a significant contributor to global warming, but it is also dirtier than the global automotive production sector. It was a surprise …