How Vaccine Passports Contribute to Global Inequality

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, cases are going down globally and vaccinations are ramping up. But we’re not in the clear yet, and it will take a while to get enough people vaccinated. What can we do to let people enjoy the activities they’ve been missing out on while still keeping vulnerable people safe […]

Quoted by Afrik21

I was quoted by Afrik21 on the issue of genetic engineering. The entire article can be found here. “However, it would be prudent for Iam Africa members to adapt the vision of their charter to local realities. For some experts warn against the popularisation of agro-ecology in developing countries. Its lack of mechanisation, GMOs and […]

Blatant Tobacco Sales Bans are Terrible for Public Health

Al Capone is one of the most infamous criminals in history. Countless books and movies have elevated his name to a level that even during his lifetime, few imagined possible. His crime-syndicate, the “Chicago Outfit” fought bloody gang wars over the production and supply of illegal alcohol. The United States was in the midst of […]

[Reportage] Heesprénger zestéieren Hektaren un Iesswueren an Afrika

Dëse Reportage ass fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert ginn, a gouf de 9. Abrëll iwwerdroen. An Afrika sinn honnerte Milliounen Heesprénger amgaangen eng immens geféierlech Kris auszeléisen, déi zu Hongersnéid wäert féieren. Duerch de Coronavirus feelt awer bis elo eng koordinéiert international Äntwert op de Problem.  Iwwer 25 Milliounen Hektar land sinn an Ethiopien, Kenya, […]

In Africa, a locust plague is seriously endangering food security

As Europe is dealing with Coronavirus, Africa is looking at the most devastating locust plague in decades. Europeans are panic-buying in the supermarkets around the continent – toilet paper, pasta, and many other items that people fear will soon be out of stock. The retailers are being overrun, but the only real shortage is that […]

[Reportage] Februar-Plénière zu Strosbuerg: Brexit-Verhandlungen, Afrika-Relatiounen, Hausdéieren

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf de 14. Feburar iwwerdroen. Dës Woch war d’Plénière vum Europaparlament zu Strosbuerg, wou ënnert anerem d’Brexit-Verhandlungen, d’Relatioune mat Afrika, an den illegale Schmuggel vun Hausdéieren um Ordre du Jour waren. Ufanks der Woch huet d’Europaparlament hiere Mandat de négociation fir d’Verhandlungen mat Groussbritannien gestëmmt. An […]

La peste Locust de África Oriental muestra que necesitamos una conversación honesta sobre Pesticidas

Una devastadora plaga de langostas ha afectado a África Oriental, con enjambres de insectos cubriendo un área del tamaño de Moscú. En su desesperación por esta plaga, los agricultores y la policía en países como Kenia y Etiopía están utilizando todas las herramientas disponibles, desde pesticidas hasta lanzallamas e incluso ametralladoras. Su desesperación es real y […]

Exporter l’agroécologie en Afrique est immoral

Vers la fin du mois de juin, le “World Food Preservation Center”, en coopération avec l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (ONUAA), tiendra la première “Conférence internationale sur l’agroécologie transformant les systèmes agricoles et alimentaires en Afrique”, à Nairobi, Kenya. L’objectif de cette conférence est de promouvoir l’agriculture biologique et non-OGM dans le […]