Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Hilary Powell and her partner Dan Edelstyn  started HSCB to help other Londoners get out of debt

Radical bank buys Londoners out of debt

A radical, independent bank in London is selling art to help support families in debt, it has emerged. The Hoe Street Central Bank (HSCB) is not a typical bank but has been set up for what its founders call “an act of citizen money creation”. It creates its own currency in the form of beautifully designed banknotes and sells the[Read More…]

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

Carcinogen found in popular oat products

The cancer-causing chemical glyphosate has been found in a number of popular oat products. In fact, almost all of the oat products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical. Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at EWG, said in a statement: “We’re very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know.”[Read More…]

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto ordered to pay millions in Roundup cancer trial

Monsanto has been ordered to pay $289 million to a man after a jury ruled the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer. The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States. After[Read More…]

China vaccine crisis as thousands of children injected with faulty jabs

China vaccine crisis as thousands of children injected with faulty jabs

The Chinese government has admitted that hundreds of thousands of doses of children’s vaccines are faulty, it has been reported. The State Council of China announced that yet another batch of vaccines for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus (DPT) that were produced by the firm Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology, were considered “substandard.” Most of the doses were sold to authorities in the[Read More…]

A third of planets could host alien life, research finds

A third of planets could host alien life, research finds

A third of planets outside of our solar system could potentially host alien life, according to researchers from Harvard University. Scientists say that any ‘exoplanet’ that is two to four times the size of Earth is likely to contain water and essential elements that could host alien life. Analysis of data from the exoplanet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia[Read More…]