Category: Environment

The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology

Hassan Ghani Displayed with permission from Al Jazeera The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practise seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions. For centuries, their way of life hasn’t changed. Electricity is outlawed, along with modern modes of communication and formal …

Pesticide traces in three-quarters of French fruit

Almost three- quarters of fruit and more than two-fifths of non-organic vegetables contain traces of pesticide in France, with grapes and celery the most affected, a report said Tuesday. Samples of 19 fruits and 33 vegetables were studied in the report by Generations Futures, a French …

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government …

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official said Monday. The official, speaking at a conference on Africa organised by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), …