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Drug-resistance in farm animals threatens human health

by Sahana Ghosh • The highest levels of antimicrobial resistance in farm animals are currently found in China and India, a study has found. This finding highlights antibiotic overuse and misuse in animals in the wake of increasing meat consumption. Animals consume three times as many antibiotics as humans. In India antibiotic consumption in animals is not limited to treating ... Read More »

Halt Rohingya returns: Human Rights Watch

Ensure Refugees’ Security, Basic Rights, Equal Access to Citizenship New York – The Myanmar and Bangladesh governments should suspend plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees until returns are safe, voluntary, and dignified, Human Rights Watch said today. With new repatriations set to start on August 22, 2019, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh camps protested that they will face the same violence and ... Read More »

Earliest modern human skull found outside Africa

Researchers have found the earliest example of our species (modern humans) outside Africa. A skull unearthed in Greece has been dated to 210,000 years ago, at a time when Europe was occupied by the Neanderthals. The sensational discovery adds to evidence of an earlier migration of people from Africa that left no trace in the DNA of people alive today. ... Read More »

3 alleged human trafficking syndicate members held

Dhaka, May 17 – The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three members a human trafficking syndicate masquerading as “travel agents” from different places in Dhaka. The law enforcers have launched a country-wide crackdown on human traffickers after dozens of Bangladeshis drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean into Europe. About 60 people died last week when a boat full of ... Read More »

Human trafficking – Hidden in plain sight

The media globally tends to have a bias to negative, sensational and headline grabbing stories and events and this certainly applies to reporting related to human trafficking in the third world. With the abundance of stories around sweat shops, massage parlours and organ trafficking networks happening ‘somewhere else’, the West is generally desensitised, lacks empathy and fails to fully appreciate ... Read More »

World Soil Day: Soil health key to environment, human health

From Danielle Nierenberg Dec 4 – Greetings from Chicago! Tomorrow, I am joining Google, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other members of the Refresh Working Group to officially launch our report Refresh: Food + Tech from Soil to Supper. The event will explore the role technology can play in the food system, changing the ways we respond to soil ... Read More »