It's been a tough week for agrochemical giant Monsanto and its flagship weed killer, Roundup. In a landmark court case, Monsanto — which was acquired by German Bayer AG in June — was told to pay nearly $290 million (€255 million) in damages to 46-year-old Dewayne Johnson, a California-based groundskeeper who claimed he had become terminally ill with non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer due to exposure to Roundup and active ingredient glyphosate. With Bayer's share price plunging 10 percent in the wake of the ruling, the company's PR nightmare continued when a study released days later found that kids' breakfast cereals and snack bars are laced with glyphosate — the Environmental Working Group report noted that all but two of the 45 products tested that contained oats had traces of glyphosate, and 31 of these exceeded its own child safety standards. Roundup was again the culprit. A judge in Brazil also suspended the sale of glyphosate-based … [Read more...] about Did Monsanto know its weed killer could be deadly to people?
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Children In Need is back as celebrities including Tess Daly join members of the public to help raise money for charity. The annual telethon will air tonight (Friday, November 16 2018), with a mix of specials, songs and celebrities coming together for BBC One's huge extravaganza. The Great British public have raised over £972 million to date and the charity are hoping to raise as much money as possible. Here is everything you need to know on who is presenting and all the celebrities involved. When is Children In Need 2018? Children In Need 2018 will be broadcast on BBC One tonight (Friday, November 16). Live coverage starts at 7.30pm before pausing for the 10pm news. The show will then continue from 10:40pm until 12:30am. Who is presenting? Tess Daly will be the main presenter of the show with several co-presenters joining her. Husband and wife Marvin and Rochelle Humes will be back and have been involved as a pair since 2016. Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Ade Adepitan are also … [Read more...] about BBC Children In Need 2018: Presenters, and what time is it on TV tonight?
Rylan Clark Neal collapsed to the floor in tears after completing his exhausting 24 hours Karaoke challenge for Children In Need. The It Takes Two host had been tasked with singing for a whole day and night while Radio 2 listeners spurred him on with their donations. At 9:15am on Wednesday morning, Rylan's stint finally came to an end with a rousing rendition of Tina Turner's The Best. For his finale hurrah, Rylan was joined by his Strictly co-presenter Zoe Ball and Pudsey Bear himself as they counted down the final seconds on the clock. Radio 2 Breakfast host Zoe then confirmed that Rylan had helped raise £845,239, causing the shattered star to burst into tears and drop to his knees. During his last hour, Rylan had been surprised in the studio by M People's Heather Smalls and Craig David and the Saturdays' Frankie Bridge also popped by. Rylan was particularly ecstatic to meet Craig, who duetted with him on 90s anthem Fill me In. "Oh my God. This is unbelievable, I can’t … [Read more...] about Rylan Clark-Neal collapses to the floor and sobs after Children In Need challenge
Metal Gear is arguably the greatest action gaming series ever created – but it is also easily the most bewildering. What is the difference between Liquid, Naked, and Solid Snake? What is Foxdie? And why is the US president involved? These are just some of the questions lurking within Hideo Kojima’s expansive, convoluted and often contrived gaming classics. So if you’ve been attracted to the series by the deliriously positive reviews of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but are worried about not understanding anything that’s going on, here’s what you need to know. We’ve also ranked all the main titles for lasting quality – behind the latest title, of course, which we consider to be the very best. Metal Gear Year: 1987 Format: MSX2 (now on PS2, PS3, 360, PS Vita as part of MGS3: Subsistence / HD)The one where : Special ops soldier Solid Snake infiltrates Outer Heaven on the trail of missing agent Gray Fox. Directed over the radio by his CO … [Read more...] about Metal Gear Solid – everything you need to know about the entire series
In the UK, the cold season doesn't just bring fewer hours of daylight – the sunlight itself becomes less strong. And that can make us more susceptible to a vitamin shortage than people in sunnier climes, especially when it comes to the 'sunshine vitamin'. That's the affectionate nickname for vitamin D, given because our bodies can create it simply when the skin is exposed to enough natural sunlight. But between October and early March, British sunlight doesn't contain enough ultraviolet B radiation for our bodies to do this. In the UK, the cold season doesn't just bring fewer hours of daylight – the sunlight itself becomes less strong Vitamin D is a mineral that contributes to many aspects of our musculoskeletal health. It allows us to absorb calcium and phosphorus normally and contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. It also contributes to the normal functioning of our immune systems, muscle function and blood calcium levels. Between spring and summer, … [Read more...] about Need a dose of sunshine? We should all consider taking a vitamin D supplement this winter, says the NHS