(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."








  • Veganism
    "Vegans argue that animal farming is not only cruel but also bad for the environment.
    World Vegan Day, on 1 November, puts the focus on the vegan way of life."

    - With tasks

  • Veganism: Why is it on the up? - with pictures - 18 June 2018
    "Across Britain, people are spending more money on vegan products, and plant-based diets are trending online."


  • Podcast: We need to talk about … the rise of veganism - with AUDIO - 30 May 2018
    "In this monthly podcast, Guardian supporters share their experiences and put questions to a panel of journalists and industry experts.
    This episode focuses on veganism’s evolution into a mainstream lifestyle choice.
    What does it mean to become a vegan and what impact could veganism have on climate change, animal welfare and personal wellbeing?"


  • The unstoppable rise of veganism: how a fringe movement went mainstream - with pictures and a video - 1 April 2018
    "Health, climate change, animal welfare... what’s driving more people and brands to embrace a plant-based lifestyle?
    We investigate, and, below, four vegans explain their choice..."


    A sample of the ever-growing range of vegan products.


  • UK supermarkets report surge in sales of vegan food - 2 February 2018
    "Half of UK adults adopting ‘vegan-buying behaviour’ as number of full-time vegans grows four-fold in 10 years."


  • Farmers live in fear with death threats from 'violent' vegan activists - 30 January 2018

    Meat industry groups say action by vegan activists has become more intense in recent months.

  • 'Veganuary' becomes the latest New Year trend - 31 December 2017
    "The number of people committing to eat a vegan diet this month has risen from 1,500 in 2014 to 52,000 in 2018,
    making the UK the biggest market in the world for the challenge followed by the US...
    According to the Vegan Society there are now 542,000 vegans in the UK, more than three times as many as a decade ago. Almost half are aged between 15 and 34."

  • 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