The announcement of Trump’s decision to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, foreshadowed by a number of internet sites over the last few days, arrived at 9 o’clock on Thursday night. Any faint hopes that the president might refrain from taking a step that many consider politically pointless and antihistorical were dashed. Trump’s official …
France’s leading newspaper Le Monde launched an investigative series this morning on Monsanto, depicting the company’s total disregard for anything that stands in the way of its business: independent and critical science, regulations and — most important of all — health and the environment. The investigation is based on the “Monsanto Papers,” a batch of internal documents released by a federal court more than two months ago.
On May 15, as part of his official visit to China, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni met with the coordinators of Slow Food Great China that are now looking forward to the Slow Food International Congress. It will be an important event, testifying to Italy’s close cultural connections with China.
The Fall armyworm, so called because it migrates into North America from warmer climes in the autumn (fall), is causing major damage to crops in Africa, and could spread to Europe and Asia. According to a report by the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), it may become a “major threat to agricultural trade worldwide”.