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Who has the guts to change the system?

Organic farmer Wendy Peter explains why organic farming cannot be compared to industrial farming. She shares that large-scale industrial farming ...

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Growing old before growing rich

Somnath Chatterji is team leader for the multi-country studies program at the WHO (World Health Organisation). We interviewed him for ...

STORY URL: WHO | WHO Study on global AGEing and adult health (SAGE)
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/sage/en/index.html

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Agroterrorism - the new threat to food security

Food security is increasingly becoming an oxymoron in many parts of the world. From last year’s droughts which decimated ...

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Monsun - unbürokratische Hilfe

In Indien profitieren heute mehr als 1,5 Millionen Bauern von Mikroversicherungen. Swiss Re bietet eine sogenannte Indexversicherung an. Das ...

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Ageing Asia - A Golden Opportunity

That the world is ageing is not news. But the ageing issue demands close attention in Asia, because the region ...

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Living to 110? Swiss Radio debate

Swiss Radio 2 (SRF2) have just finished a series of programmes on ageing and longevity. I was lucky enough to ...

STORY URL: Die langlebige Gesellschaft: Sind wir darauf eingestellt?
Wissenschaftlich ist klar: Wir werden in Zukunft länger und gesünder leben und das wird für die ganze Gesellschaft einschneidende Veränderungen mit sich bringen. Sind wir darauf eingestellt?

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Overfishing of the ocean

The condition of the sea is frightening. Since the beginning of industrial fishing in 1960, the stocks of large fish ...

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India agrees on universal pension

Thousands of older people from across India gathered in New Delhi in March to peacefully protest for their rights to ...

STORY URL: India agrees on universal pension | Latest news | HelpAge International
The Government of India has made an unprecedented commitment to improve the Indira Ghandi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) and ensure every older person receives a pension.

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What's the verdict on nuclear energy?

Following the earthquake-induced tsunami on the north-east coast of Japan in 2011 and the crisis it triggered at the Fukushima ...

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Women have more longevity risk

On average, women live longer and earn less than men. Retirement income usually significantly decreases once husbands pass away. This ...

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Retirement age should be 75, if not 85!

One of the greatest risks facing the world today is “risk management”. I put the term in quotes because what ...

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Drip Irrigation - Need of the hour

With today's decreasing water resources, drip irrigation has become the need of the hour.

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Reducing food waste

We have to stop wasting food. Just recently, the UK's Institution of Mechanical Engineers issued statistics showing that every year ...

STORY URL: Global food - Waste not, want not | Institution of Mechanical Engineers
New global food report highlighting losses of over one billion tonnes of food each year.

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New cities - building on top and between

Architect Alfredo Brillembourg talks about the importance of sustainability with any new building project. New city elements should not be ...

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