Protecting the Amazon requires looking beyond the rainforest itself

Now self-styled environmentalist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, popularly known simply as Lula, is back in power as the President of Brazil, protecting the environment–specifically the Amazon–is back on the political agenda... Read more »

Crisis in Ukraine: A challenge for manufacturers and food labels

Manufacturers in the food industry have had to deal for several weeks with the collateral consequences of the war in Ukraine and the resulting shortages of certain food commodities (notably sunflower oil).... Read more »

FDA looks for solutions as shortage of baby formula continues 

As supply chain issues continue to cause a shortage of baby formula, the FDA says it’s working to resolve the issue that’s leading to parents frantically searching for the product. The agency... Read more »

FDA updates its guidance on who should take the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 

The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2021 under an Emergency Use Authorization for the over-18s.  However, following further research and... Read more »

Lebanon’s Corruption Issues Slow Foreign Aid just as the Country Needs It Most

As the situation in Lebanon worsens, aid is slowly pouring into the beleaguered country. Late last month, France and Saudi Arabia pledged $32 million as an initial investment to launch several humanitarian... Read more »

Walmart announces higher wages for truck drivers due to labor shortages 

Truck drivers are in high demand in the US, and the industry as a whole is facing labor shortages and an incredibly tight market.  To make sure this section of its business... Read more »

UK regulator announces approval of new Covid vaccine 

Regulators in the UK have announced that a new COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for adults aged 18 to 50. The vaccine is manufactured by Velneva – which is based in  Livingston... Read more »

Voracious appetite for digital artwork shows no signs of slowing

To the uninitiated, the idea of paying millions of dollars for digital art might sound like a barely believable concept. Throw non-fungible tokens (NFTs) into the mix and the picture can be... Read more »

How long do COVID-19 antibodies last?  

COVID-19 is still a new disease, so scientists are still researching how long antibodies will last. However, it’s currently estimated that immunity could last between a few months and two years.  The... Read more »

The pros and cons of a cashless society 

Increasing numbers of consumers are now choosing to use a card or contactless device to make payments, rather than using physical money. In fact, statistics show that 80% of people prefer spending... Read more »