Why I stand in solidarity towards the Dakota pipeline protesters | Ijeoma Oluo

Black and Native Americans are fighting the same combat for justice in a system stacked against us Ive been drawn to the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation since shortly after they started. While mainstream press coverage of the protests has been relatively scarce, Ive read whatever articles, watched…

M& S falls cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean eating product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from marketing after it was ridiculed by customers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated price. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

No believable deaths threats against EPA chief Scott Pruitt, Senate Democrat say

Democrats urge investigation into Pruitts security precautions after concluding there was no evidence of believable threats Confidential security appraisals in the Environmental Protection Agency indicate no evidence of specific, credible, physical threats against administrator Scott Pruitt, despite claims that an “unprecedented” number of death threats justify his outsized security spending, according to its consideration by…

Fool’s gold: what fish petroleum is doing to our health and countries around the world

Omega-3 is one of our favourite supplements but a huge new survey has received it has little or no benefit. How did it become a $30 bn business? The omega-3 industry is in a twisting. Again. Last week, Cochrane, an organisation that compiles and assesses medical research for the public, released a meta-analysis- a study…

‘ I feel less stuffed after dinners- and less guilty ‘: why I stopped feeing meat

My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything My experience of giving up meat has been a gradual process, starting about 30 years ago, when a vegetarian friend and her two little boys came to live with me and…

Beyond The Cove: what happened after the Oscar-winning documentary?

In new documentary A Whale of a Tale, film-maker Megumi Sasaki revisits the Japanese town of Taiji and examines the damage left behind The 2009 documentary The Cove, which depicted the practice of corralling and slaughtering dolphins in a small bay tinged crimson from the blood, has visited a bewilder past decade upon the small…

Bald eagles: scientists decry overturn of ban that would save American emblem

The national bird is threatened by toxic bullets that wind up in the animals it fees, but the Trump administration overturned a rule to stop it His head twisted virtually upside down and his body all but paralyzed, the bald eagle sat on its haunches, talons clenching, while two humans neared to put him in…

M& S falls cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean feeing product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from marketing after it was ridiculed by customers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated price. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists opposing back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, author, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inactivity brought us precisely here The first 100 days of…

Shark fin soup: a dangerous delicacy for human beings and sharks alike

Hong Kongs shark fin trade is still robust, even devoted recent frightens over unsafe mercury levels. But public attitudes towards consumption are slowly changing Its early February two days before the Chinese New Year. I am in Hong Kong and there are shark fins everywhere, to suit all types of customer. You can buy them…