In the past decades hills and grasslands had made way for concrete walls, metal cages and endless halls stuffed with animals eating compound feedingstuffs. The reality of meat production is far off the idyllic scenery that advertisements and manager would like us to believe. But in Germany, farmer Bernd Schulz stands against the common standards and produces “meat with a mission.” (Photo credit: meinekleinefarm.org)
Our products might soon become greener. The European Union is working on a programme to assess and benchmark the environmental performance of consumer goods: The Product Environmental Footprint. The 3-years testing period will start this month.
After Evan, a category 3 cyclone, hit the South Pacific islands, Fijian towns were severely battered and many people were left homeless. More than one month after the catastrophe, a great deal of the damage is still there – both in the land and the minds of the people.
Germany is one of the leading coffee exporting countries in the world, without having a single coffee bush. Countries like Germany buy raw coffee beans from developing countries and make profit out of processing and re-exporting the brown commodity. Why do producing countries not maximize their gain by processing the coffee locally? A story about the journey of a coffee bean.