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How can food contribute to better health? Jean Seignalet dedicated…

Jean Seignalet (1936-2003) was a French surgeon and immunologist who spent a good part of his working life studying the interconnection between food and health. Although controversial among his peers,…

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Vandana Shiva: an ecofeminist environmental activist

This Indian scientist and philosopher is one of the major figures of environmental and anti-globalisation activism. Here is why.

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Laura Palmeiro: “The challenge is to show how environmental actions…

Laura Palmeiro, VP Finance Nature at Danone, is a key player in Danone’s actions to reduce its carbon emissions and assess its results. For Down to Earth, she looks back at her career, and forward to…

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Jane Goodall, from chimpanzee observation to environmental activism

British primatologist Jane Goodall is one of the main figures of ethology and anthropology today. Her scientific background and her experiences with Tanzanian chimpanzees have made her an advocate of better…

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Bees help preserve biodiversity in the city

Olivier Darné is a designer and beekeeper who reintroduces bees to cities through urban hives producing “Concrete Honey”. His artistic work leads reflection on how nature can interact better with…

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Gunter Pauli: blue is the new green

Belgian entrepreneur Gunter Pauli has developed a vision of business inspired by nature, and militates for the advent of a “blue economy” that creates zero emissions and provides local communities…

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Felix Dodds: A Global Call to Action for Sustainable Development

Felix Dodds played a significant role in the Rio+20 Conference and has been active at the UN since 1990 attending key meetings on sustainable development. With this call to action for Sustainable Development…

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