Since 2007, the Biovision information platform “Infonet” has provided users in Africa with scientifically verified and locally relevant information on ecological agriculture. The site has now been re-designed and the updated site, live from today, is clearer and more modern.
Earlier this year, cancer researchers from the WHO classified the herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. In June this year, the IARC, (the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer) announced that the insecticide DDT had also been classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” and placed in Category 2A, the second highest risk category.
The village of Ketta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia is surrounded by fertile farmlands, but it is also a fertile breeding ground for malaria mosquitoes (Anopheles species) due to presence of many aquatic habitats.
“Business as usual will not do,” said Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann at a recent debate on food security and climate change at the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Milano.