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Sustainable Seafood: Can Fish Really Be ‘Sustainably Farmed’?

Sustainable Seafood: Can Fish Really Be ‘Sustainably Farmed’?

In July 2016, UK’s giant supermarket chain Tesco announced the removal of at least 20 percent of John West tuna products from their stores. The reason? Unsustainable fishing. Immediately after the announcement, two more British supermarket chains, Waitrose and Sainsbury, also threatened to pull John West products off the shelves for the same reason. This...

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Stirring Change: The Youth Fashion Summit and Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018

Melbourne Australia: The Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark last week and brought together 112 students from around the world. It was one of the side events held in conjunction with Copenhagen Fashion Summit (CFS), the biggest sustainable fashion event in the world, where CEOs, industry leaders and innovators discuss where fashion...

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

How to Make Agriculture Great Again (MAGA)

Abuja, Nigeria: According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), mankind is at the peak of food production. We produce enough food to feed the whole world. Even though 840 million people are food insecure and considered to be undernourished, the FAO is optimistic that mankind is on course to end hunger. They believe this can be...

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

The Internet Is Not Broken, We Are

In 2013 Yahoo was hacked and the data of over three billion accounts were compromised, according to Verizon Communications who acquired the company. In September 2014, Sony Pictures was hacked and confidential data stolen from their systems. This included personnel records, emails and some unreleased movie projects. The hack was carried out by alleged state-sponsored...

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

The Dirty, Shameful Secrets Contained Within Your Smartphone

Brussels, Belgium: Many of us spend our days glued to them, taking pictures, calling our loved ones, watching movies, reading articles and basically performing every daily task thanks to them. Them? Every electronic gadget that has become indispensable to our always more connected and globalized lives, including but not limited to smartphones, laptops, camera, GPS...

How American Identity Politics Went From Inclusion to Exclusion, and Fractured the Nation

How American Identity Politics Went From Inclusion to Exclusion, and Fractured the Nation

London, United Kingdom: “Us” versus “Them.” This is turning out to be a common theme in politics nowadays, from the United Kingdom’s Brexit to the rise of strongmen leaders in Asia, and the election of Donald Trump in the United States. The current buzzword used to explain this phenomenon? Identity politics. But what is ‘Identity...

Earth is Choking on Plastic: How the Heck Did We End Up Here?

Earth is Choking on Plastic: How the Heck Did We End Up Here?

The secret is well and truly out that plastic that was once a ‘magical material’, has turned into an environmental disaster. The synthetic and man-made material has been around for decades, with multiple applications from clothing to cutlery. It’s difficult to imagine a world that hasn’t involved plastic, trickling its way into our lifestyles and...

The New 100% Recyclable Packaging Target Is No Use If Our Waste Isn’t Actually Recycled

The New 100% Recyclable Packaging Target Is No Use If Our Waste Isn’t Actually Recycled

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Atiq Zaman, Lecturer, Curtin University Commonwealth, state and territory environment ministers last week agreed on an ambitious target that 100% of Australian packaging be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. This is no doubt sensible, given the turmoil sparked by China’s crackdown on waste imports. Having a 100% target...

Technically Correct: False Narratives of the Far Right

Technically Correct: False Narratives of the Far Right

Washington DC, United States: In politically divisive times, some might be drawn to the idea that the truth is always “in the middle.” That is wholly untrue. While it might be uncomfortable, one side’s arguments are sometimes factually true while another’s are only ideologically true. Global warming isn’t a half-threat; racism isn’t only somewhat of...