Authorities across Europe are finding traces of horse meat in food products labeled as containing only beef. The widening scandal has prompted authorities to start random DNA tests to see how wide the problem is.
Ironically, organic fruit and vegetables are often packaged and labeled with plastic. But such unnecessary packaging and plastic stickers could be replaced by an innovative laser mark. Will it catch on?
Springtime in Germany means the countdown is on for the country's brief feast on a vegetable known as "white gold." The Germans' passion for white asparagus is celebrated in museums — and even by queens.
Millions of people in Africa and beyond are abused as slaves, and Western consumers are complicit in their exploitation. Protest actions across Germany on Friday aimed to draw attention to their plight.
Can scientists, activists, fishermen and consumers find a way to save the ancient Danube sturgeon? Killing the appetite for wild caviar would help, say conservationists.
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