In the recent years we have seen a dramatic increase in the popularity of some extreme political views that are unacceptable in democratic society. This problem harms all democracies, but especially it is harmful for young and instable democratic states. The Baltic states have entered the route of d
We on team proposition like the taste of meat. But we cannot deny that excessive meat consumption is a threat to the planet.
In fact we are going to show that there is ample scientific evidence to support this fear. Meat production increases global warming, abuses the water supply and leads to
“ Say to the believing men that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty: that will make for greater purity for them: And Allah is well acquainted with all that they do. ” — Qur'an [24:30]
“ And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their mo
A large part of the human genome is owned by universities, private companies and governments. When scientists discover a gene, which human characteristic it controls, how it is activated and deactivated; they have to right to patent the gene. The ethics of gene patenting are questionable for several
Every AIDS patient deserves humanitarian care and medicinal treatment, irrespective of where s/he is from or the laws of his/her Country. "In the case of Taxol, BMS claims to a bevy of patents on processes and patent regimes,blocking generic products in many countries." [[http://lists.essential.org/
Today, genetic modification seems to be the answer to everything. Yesterday the Times revealed plans for breeding genetically modified pigs in order to produce organs accepted by the human body to reduce waiting times for transplants. In the current global hunger crisis, GM foods could prove useful
In response to the 'Alpha course' adverts placed on the side of buses across England, atheist and agnostic parties have created their own adverts saying that, "There's probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life."
This has caused outcry amongst various sectors of the UK popu
Water boarding is a torture technique that in its most general sense simulates the sensation of drowning. The Obama administration has rendered this torture technique illegal and many consider its use during the Bush administration as being illegal by international law. "In 2007 it was reported that
Can an ever increasing human population support the agricultural status quo and continue to dedicate massive resources toward the support of farm animals without significantly destroying what is left of the world’s wildlands? Also are the ethical arguments concerning global food distribution and a
Health officials seem to be pretty unanimously in favour of breastfeeding. According to the NHS “Breastfeeding is natural and normal and gives your baby the best start.” There are numerous health benefits but should it be compulsory as suggested by Gisele Bundchen?
A US doctor caused outrage last week after claiming that obese children should be taken from their parents. If advice, cajoling, warnings and social ridicule aren't working, how else can we stop the plague of childhood obesity, he argued. Carol Sarler of the Daily Mail agreed, arguing the rise in ch
Having dates on packaging to tell the consumer when their food is likely to go off makes sense. However it is not certain that this should be a 'best before' date especially if there are several other dates on the packets such as 'sell by' and 'use by'. On the one hand it encourages to waste food wh
Joe D'Amico finished the Los Angeles Marathon in 2 hours, 36 minutes and 14 seconds, a personal-best time. What was unusual about D'Amico was that in the lead-up to the race he embarked on a diet consisting solely of McDonald's food. Though this did not mean just french fries and Big Macs, for McDon
At its peak, the European Union spent around two thirds of the EU budget on agricultural production. Today spending on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) accounts for 40% of EU budgetary expenditure.
The European Commission estimates that each citizen contributes approximately two Euros per
It is well documented that healthy eating is extremely beneficial in keeping people healthy, preventing diseases like cancer, increasing life expectancy etc. As this is the case should healthy eating be made mandatory? It is much more likely that there would be legislation on school dinners than for
We've heard of cyber-stalking crimes. The stories are most commonly of young underage women taking naked pictures of themselves and adult men flashing them all over the internet, a middle-aged woman/man pretending to be child coerced a child to commit suicide via a chat-room, young adolescents duped
A woman in Essex was arrested for 'theft by finding' for taking food from around the back of a local Tesco Express after the food had been thrown out because of a power cut. If you can feed yourself and your family with the food that a supermarket doesn't want when it would otherwise go to waste, wh