Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

A new meta-analysis conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides found that ‘systemic’ pesticides, a group of pesticides that are absorbed by all parts of a plant, pose a global threat to biodiversity and ecosystem… View Post

How Palm Oil Threatens Ecosystems and Endangered Species

Western consumerism continues to devastate ecosystems and endangered species with its demand for palm oil. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil which is very attractive to profit-driven businesses and corporations because the tree from… View Post

The Stigma of Not Wanting to Get Married or Have Kids

There is a heavy stigma attached to people who don’t (and don’t want to) get married or have kids. Both are essentially rites of passage in modern society. I myself don’t have any urge to… View Post

The Problem with Charity Organisations

It may seem harsh to criticise charity organisations. After all, they are dedicated to ameliorating some ill in society: a terrible physical or mental condition, abuse (to humans, animals or the environment), emergency situations, injustice,… View Post

Fracking: Dodgy Economics, Health Risks and Environmental Concerns

First of all, what is ‘fracking’? Hydraulic fracturing, also known as ‘fracking’, involves fracturing shale rock by means of hydraulic pressure – what you do is drill into the ground and inject fluid (water and… View Post