Germans cook plenty of vegetables and say they care about animal welfare — but they aren't ready to give up their beloved sausages.
Alarmed at the rise of obesity among children and adolescents, the WHO urges stricter limitations on advertising for junk food – and for beer in Germany, too.
In 2000, Zimbabwe's government expropriated white farmers without compensation. Hyperinflation and food shortages followed. Now the South African government is discussing a similar law. Do the same risks lie ahead?
Although peatlands make up a small amount of the world's land mass, they represent some of the largest carbon reservoirs on Earth. When drained or burned, they spew out massive greenhouse gas emissions.
"For every child, a fair chance"
Unicef, World children's day, 20th November 2017
The global incidence of child labor is down but it still remains a major problem in several countries around the world. Some 152 million children are victims, according figures from the International Labor Organization. Many children often have to choose between education and work because the latter means food and a roof over their heads.
The International Labor Organization has urged a stepped up effort to eradicate child labor within eight years. Half of the world's 28 largest companies have been accused of using cobalt metal that was mined by children.
More and more children are sent out to work in Nigeria. It is a matter of survival, families say. It is a matter for the government to step in, children's rights activists maintain.
Whether in cars, laptops or smartphones, cobalt is in nearly all batteries. The biggest supplier is the Democratic Republic of Congo, where human rights are often violated in the mines.
No poverty, zero hunger, sustainable consumption, reducing inequalities - the UN's 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) have set an ambitious global agenda for 2030. It's also a huge task to get the message across.
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Ecuador is the world’s largest banana exporter. But producing cheap bananas comes at an extremely high price for Ecuadorian banana workers. An investigation by Danish media center DanWatch has revealed that extremely hazardous pesticides are commonly used on Ecuador’s banana plantations. While the country’s agriculture industry is booming, local communities are paying the price.
Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used.
The milk farmers in Chile's idyllic Los Lagos region are running out of money. They have to spend too much on water and energy. Advised by the "Smart Energy Concepts" initiative, they want to increase efficiency.
"Super bean" is the catchy word for a bio-fortified variety of beans developed in Uganda. They’re nutritious, grow fast and are a good basis to feed Uganda’s growing population.
Extreme droughts and floods threaten global food security. Scientists gene editing crops say they have the answer. But enviornmentalists are wary.
"Dimitra" clubs have been set up in many countries around Africa. There residents can vote on how to initiate different projects and especially gives women and young people the chance to see their ideas realized.
According to UNICEF, 2017 was one of the worst years for children caught in conflicts and besieged areas. From being deployed as human shields to acting as suicide bombers, children have become targets on a huge scale.
Syrian activists are paying tribute to a boy who lost his eye in a regime bombing, compelling the world to stand with civilians under siege. Mat Nashed in Istanbul and Omar AlKhateeb in besieged Eastern Ghouta report.
The German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR) has published its second annual report on the human rights situation in Germany. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers are facing challenges.
An Iranian ayatollah who was responsible for overseeing hundreds of death sentences received medical treatment in Germany in recent days. The case has stoked a fiery discussion among Iranian social media users.
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