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Lucy Bremner

Can Local, Grass-fed Beef be more Sustainable than Veganism?

In the backdrop of the rapid decline of our planet’s health, with dramatic manifestations such as more frequent and severe natural disasters, many of us are wondering how we might be able to make a difference. One rapidly growing body of research is looking at the environmental impact of how we eat, with a salient …

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Florida approval for release of genetically modified mosquitoes

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Permission to release Recently, Florida officials granted permission for hundreds of millions of genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released locally. While at first this sounds like an experiment from Jurassic Park, the aim of the release is to reduce local mosquito numbers, specifically those species which transmit diseases such as dengue. The blame for transferring …

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Snapshot: New Insights Into Ethnic Minority COVID-19 Susceptibility

Over the course of the pandemic, it has become clear that ethnic minorities have shouldered the biggest burden of death and serious illness from COVID-19. Initially, it was thought that the explanation could be the greater risk within BAME communities for several predisposing health conditions. However, new research by the Office for National Statistics has …

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