Leonardo DiCaprio investit dans l’alimentation durable avec Beyond Meat !

Après son récent engagement en faveur de la protection des lions, son documentaire bouleversant « Before the Flood » ou encore ses prises de parole en public pour alerter gouvernements et populations sur l’imminence du changement climatique, Leonardo DiCaprio a cette fois-ci décidé d’investir dans la start-up Beyond Meat, qui fabrique des steaks à partir de produits… Lire la suite Leonardo DiCaprio investit dans l’alimentation durable avec Beyond Meat !

Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers

On the top floor of a former US army barracks in Schweinfurt, Germany, a Somali refugee called Abdi Mohamed is standing in front of a colourful chart which says: “Stress: Causes, Signs and Coping Strategies”. Mohamed is running a small group therapy session, together with Parisa Moayedi, a colleague from Iran. “What do you feel… Lire la suite Germany turns refugees into mental health counsellors for their peers

The FDA has approved a faster way to check for allergies

Medical diagnosis is a field that doesn’t want to be left behind as more technology takes over health care  and rightly so. Arriving at a correct diagnosis faster can spell the difference between a life lost and a life saved. To wit, a novel method has just been approved by the U.S Food and Drug… Lire la suite The FDA has approved a faster way to check for allergies

London’s first plastic-free shop opens

The first ever plastic-free shop opened in Hackney, in London, last September, and offers to shoppers the chance to bring their own containers, fill them and pay by weight. From dry foods and homemade pasta to natural ingredients for use in beauty products, the pop-up shop Bulk Market stocks more than 300 products. Items lining… Lire la suite London’s first plastic-free shop opens

New anatomy VR app lets you look inside your own body

Most people feel confident that they know a fair amount about their own body, in terms of general health and what they look like from the outside. However, most of us haven’t taken a look inside—literally speaking. Ed Barton and his UK-based startup Curiscope is hoping to change that with a unique blend of virtual reality (VR)… Lire la suite New anatomy VR app lets you look inside your own body

Organic food production booms in Germany

Germany reached a new record last year with his organic food production. 1.25 million hectares of land has been devoted to organic farming and 27,132 organic farms are in operations: a 15% increase on the previous year. However, it still represents only 7.5 % of all arable land in the country. The Oekodorf Brodowin farm,… Lire la suite Organic food production booms in Germany

Un mur de végétation pour faire respirer le Sahel africain

La Grande Muraille Verte, un projet panafricain regroupant 11 états de la région sahélienne, a pour but de redonner un dynamisme économique à la zone transfrontalière africaine ainsi que de restaurer la biodiversité végétale de la région et la qualité des sols. C’est pour contrer la désertification et la dégradation des sols en territoire sahélien… Lire la suite Un mur de végétation pour faire respirer le Sahel africain

In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals

Japanese comedians on Friday competed to make people laugh by weaving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their performance at a United Nations-supported special event in Kyoto, the country’s cultural centre. “It is fascinating to see so many people take interest in SDGs with today’s comedy performance as an entry point, thanks to the influence… Lire la suite In Kyoto, Japanese comedians tackle UN Global Goals

La pilule abortive bientôt gratuite au Québec

D’ici la fin de l’automne 2017, la pilule abortive sera disponible au Québec et payée par le régime d’assurance maladie, tel que l’a annoncé lors d’une conférence de presse le ministre de la Santé et des Services sociaux, Gaétan Barrette, en juillet dernier. Approuvé par Santé Canada en 2015, la vente de Myfegymiso en toujours en… Lire la suite La pilule abortive bientôt gratuite au Québec