What you need to know about food irradiation. How it works, where it’s used, advantages and disadvantages

What you need to know about food irradiation. How it works, where it’s used, advantages and disadvantages

Food irradiation involves exposing food to bursts of gamma rays, X-rays or electron beams to eliminate risks associated with microbial contamination, as well as to increase products’ shelf life. It has been used for many years in Asia, the United States and Europe (Netherlands, Belgium and France mostly), but it is not yet fully accepted by consumers and public opinion. A point

Sharia investment, the positive social impact of Islamic finance

Sharia investment, the positive social impact of Islamic finance

Sharia is the Islamic canonical law based on the teachings of the Koran (Qur’an) and the Prophet Muhammad: a set of disciplines and principles that govern the behaviour of a Muslim towards others including with regards to investments or financial services. Sharia explains the Islamic concepts of money and capital, the relationship between risk and profit, and the social

Animal welfare, how investors are abandoning factory farming

Animal welfare, how investors are abandoning factory farming

What is animal welfare Animal welfare refers to the state of an animal. It is defined by how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. An animal is in a good state of welfare if scientific evidence indicates it is healthy,