Global Trends 2020

Would a greener world protect us against pandemics?

Many scientists have predicted a pandemic for years, due to both our ultra-connected world, but also our eating habits. There is a connection between pandemic risk and factory farming; packing tens of thousands of genetically uniform animals into close quarters increases the risk of disease, which could jump species boundaries. Swine flu and bird flu evolved on chicken/pig factory farms. This has led some to argue that a recovery from the Coronavirus should entail more humane farming standards.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/20/factory-farms-pandemic-risk-covid-animal-human-health

Lush launch handcare kits

Lush launch a new range of handcare boxes, including soaps, creams and a serum. This limited edition box may appeal to those experiencing dry hands as a result of increased washing.

Source: https://www.lush.ca/en/handcare-kits.html