Kerry McCarthy, vegan animal welfare campaigner, lands Shadow Defra role in … – FG Insight


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Kerry McCarthy, vegan animal welfare campaigner, lands Shadow Defra role in
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Ms McCarthy has chaired Parliament's All-Party Agroecology Group, which advocates a move to more 'sustainable' farming methods. As well as her roles in the Vegan Society and LACS, one of the most active organisations in the campaign against hunting, …

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Chemicals, kids & precaution

More and more public health experts are turning their attention to how we can prevent childhood diseases, rather than hunting for cures. This was my takeaway from an inspiring two-day meeting of scientists in Austin earlier this month.

Children: Food and Environment, sponsored by our partners at the Children's Environmental Health Network, brought together dozens of pediatric researchers from a wide range of disciplines. All seemed to share a recognition that environmental exposures are playing a key role in undermining our children's health, and that the resulting problems are both urgent — and preventable.

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Ambitious study maps species’ vulnerability to overhunting across Central Africa – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)

Ambitious study maps species' vulnerability to overhunting across Central Africa
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
… this research, please contact Robert Nasi at r.nasi@cgiar.org. This research was supported by the KnowFor initiative of the UK Department for International Development, and forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Young women joining ranks of Wisconsin deer hunters – The Oshkosh Northwestern

Young women joining ranks of Wisconsin deer hunters
The Oshkosh Northwestern
She earned her master's in agroecology — the study of food production systems — from UW-Madison in 2010 and now works with a food growers cooperative. Maynard said the natural extension of her experiences was to take a DNR hunting class after 

Young women joining ranks of Wiscoinsin deer hunters – The Oshkosh Northwestern

Young women joining ranks of Wiscoinsin deer hunters
The Oshkosh Northwestern
She earned her master's in agroecology — the study of food production systems — from UW-Madison in 2010 and now works with a food growers cooperative. Maynard said the natural extension of her experiences was to take a DNR hunting class after 

Wisconsin aims to put more female fingers on the triggers – Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin aims to put more female fingers on the triggers
Wisconsin State Journal
She earned her master's in agroecology — the study of food production systems — from UW-Madison in 2010 and now works with a food growers cooperative. Maynard said the natural extension of her experiences was to take a DNR hunting class last year 

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Climate & chemicals create crisis in Alaska

Indigenous communities of Inuit Yup’ik living on the St. Lawrence Island of Alaska face a tough winter ahead. For over 20 years, the communities have suffered from unusually high burdens of cancers, miscarriages and other health complications due to their high exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

Now the people of the island report a startlingly meager harvest of the walruses they rely on for food, as climate change shifts weather patterns and disrupts their traditional hunting practices. Our partners at Alaska Community Action on Toxics are raising emergency funds for these communities so we can all help them through the tough winter ahead.

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Precautions for hantavirus urged when opening, cleaning hunting camps

As people head out to deer camps or cabins this fall, they may want to take some precautions to safeguard themselves against a potentially fatal virus that sickened nine and killed three in California’s Yosemite National Park this past summer, warned an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Hantavirus has killed several …