Italian Law Directs Wasted Food to the Hungry
Global Citizen reports that Italy has passed a law to send unsold food to charities. It’s shameful how much food is thrown away when so many people are hungry. The article gives example of how much of the food thrown away is edible:
“….if white rice is mis-labeled basmati rice, it’s food waste. If a vegetable is misshapen it’s food waste. If a cereal box has a tear, food waste. A can with a ripped label also food waste. A bruised fruit, yup, food waste.”
While some countries impose penalties for wasted food, Italy is providing incentives.
You can read more about Italy’s initiative here.
Realistic Replica Can Save Frogs from Dissection
SynDaver—the world’s leading manufacturer of hyper-realistic, synthetic human and animal surgical trainers has created a realistic enough non-living frog model for dissection. Despite the replica being more expensive than a real frog, its synthetic tissues are reusable and free of harmful chemicals like formaldehyde. At least 3 million frogs are killed annually in the name of educational dissection. Isn’t it time we moved toward more humane educational pursuits?
If you’d like to read more about this innovation, click here for the Good News Network article.
Helping Koalas and Kangaroos in Australia
A group of Dutch quilters making mittens for koalas and pouches for kangaroos suffering from fires in Australia. The mittens and pouches must be made entirely of cotton. Here’s the story from SBS Dutch.
Other good news within this terrible fire, is that $1,705,390 has been raised to help animals in Australia. Here’s a link to the fundraiserfor the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. THANK YOU to all the helpers!
New Zealand Commits to Becoming Carbon Neutral by 2050
“In a historic show of bipartisan agreement” New Zealand passed a new law that will require the nation to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The Good News Network provides details, and Prime Minister, Jacinda Arden, inspires:
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