(Updated on 16/09/2016)








  • Video captures moment plastic enters food chain - 11 March 2017
    "A scientist has filmed the moment plastic microfibre is ingested by plankton, illustrating how the material is affecting life beneath the waves...
    An estimated 150 million tonnes of plastic "disappears" from the world's waste stream each year...
    The United Nations has estimated that there are 46,000 pieces of waste plastic per square mile of sea."

  • 'Plastic rice' seized in Nigeria - 21 December 2017
    "Nigeria has confiscated 2.5 tonnes of "plastic rice" smuggled into the country by unscrupulous businessmen, the customs service says."

  • Stop junk food ads on kids' apps - WHO - 4 November 2016
    "Children need to be protected from pervasive junk food adverts in apps, social media and video blogs, the World Health Organization says."



  • Largest-ever seizures of fake food and drink in INTERPOL-Europol operation - 30 March 2016
    "More than 10,000 tonnes and one million litres of hazardous fake food and drink have been seized in operations across 57 countries in an INTERPOL-Europol coordinated initiative to protect public health and safety...
    +10,000 tonnes and 1 million litres of fake food and drink seized, including monkey meat."



  • France Bans Stores from Trashing Unsold Food - Text + Audio + Video - 17 March 2016
    "France has become the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. Legislators passed the law in February.
    The law requires supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. If supermarkets do not obey the law, they face a $4,000 fine."

  • The ups and downs of coffee and cafeine - 27 October 2015
    "Recently, researchers British and American researchers investigated caffeine’s effects on human sleep patterns.
    The scientists found that drinking something caffeinated in the hours just before bedtime can delay sleep sometimes by as long as 40 minutes."








  • The chef who’s getting young Londoners to love vegan food - with pictures - 24 August 2017
    "Cook Daily is a restaurant in Shoreditch that’s defying the hipster stereotypes and becoming the unofficial headquarters for a new tribe of proud vegan. We meet chef King Cook to find out how...
    A survey released by the Vegan Society in 2016 found a 350% rise in the number of vegans in the UK over the past 10 years;
    and 42% of these are aged between 15 and 34."





  • A STORY : Favourite animal

    Our teacher asked us what our favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."
    She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, everyone else in the class laughed.

    My parents told me to always be truthful and honest, and I am. Fried chicken is my favorite animal.
    I told my dad what happened, and he said my teacher was probably a member of PETA.
    He said they love animals very much. I do, too. Especially chicken, pork and beef.

    Anyway, my teacher sent me to the principal's office. I told him what happened, and he laughed too.
    Then he told me not to do it again.

    The next day in class my teacher asked me what my favorite live animal was. I told her it was chicken.
    She asked me why, just like she'd asked the other children.
    So I told her it was because you could make them into fried chicken.
    She sent me back to the principal's office again. He laughed, and told me not to do it again.

    I don't understand. My parents taught me to be honest, but my teacher doesn't like it when I am.
    Today, my teacher asked us to tell her what famous person we admire most.

    I told her, "Colonel Sanders".

    Guess where I am now...


  • The Gingerbread man : "Click on the picture to read the story then play the game." (Niveau 5ème avec PRETERIT)
    Activity created by Renée Maufroid

    More activities : The Gingerbread Man


  • Tomato botch-up in Wester Ross (Scotland) - an article
    "BUNGLING cops launched a full-scale raid on a 79-year-old gran's house - after mistaking her tomato plants for CANNABIS."






  • Sketch, issu de l'épisode 25 de la deuxième saison du 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' :
    script + extraits audio