Thursday, 19 February 2015

New Hopes That Canada's Tar Sands Could be Banned From Europe

theguardian
P in P publisher Larry Powell shows his support. 
(Does this put him on the RCMP's "extremist" list?)
Landmark EU fuel quality directive gets a reprieve, opening the way for more-polluting tar sands oil to be taxed at a higher rate effectively pricing it out of the market. Story here.

US Department of Agriculture Approves ‘Untested, Inherently Risky’ GMO Apple

Organic Consumers' Association

On Friday the 13th, the USDA approved the first genetically engineered apple, despite hundreds of thousands of petitions calling for its rejection. Story here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination ...