When the cherry trees flower, people flock to parks to marvel at the beauty. Ice cream sellers, photographers and cosmetics traders make the most of the opportunity.
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer, has caused concerns over its potential risk to human health and the environment for decades. Now, new research shows that glyphosate may be indirectly killing bees.
The ancient Greeks and Romans used snails for beauty treatments. Now 2,000 years on, snail farming is flourishing in Italy thanks to a new craze for slime-based skincare and health products.
Many people see insects as annoying pests. But British biologist Dave Goulson cautions: A world without insects is a dull place without coffee and chocolate — and with dead animals and cow patties piling up.
Palm oil can be used in everything from cosmetics to fuel, and is cheap and efficient to produce. But this versatile crop has a dark side — its incredible popularity has caused widespread environmental destruction.
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