European Food Safety Authority
First Irish study of adult exposure to pesticide glyphosate
- May 21, 2018, 20:31
The first study of exposure in adults to glyphosate, the most commonly used pesticide in Ireland, has found the general population is subjected to “lo(...)
Do you really know what exactly is in your frozen chips?
- Food & Drink
- April 3, 2018, 07:00
Oven chips are surprisingly easy to make. Just cut up a few potatoes, sprinkle with oil, salt and maybe a few spices or herbs and put them in the oven(...)
We need to talk about cow welfare: what does the science say?
- March 29, 2018, 16:24
As marketing goes, having Beyonce and Jay Z on your side is the stuff of dreams. To the delight of vegans, the pair took to social media recently to p(...)
Are we harming our children’s health by exposing them to plastic?
- Health & Family
- February 19, 2018, 09:52
Can exposure to plastics harm your health? It’s a question currently being explored by researchers after a recent study suggested that traces of a syn(...)
Ireland set to back EU ban on bee-hazardous pesticides
- November 20, 2017, 20:24
Ireland is prepared to back an EU prohibition on bee-harming pesticides. The State has indicated it is willing to do this if the European Food Safety(...)
On the equiangular spiral and how the narwhal got its horn
- July 22, 2017, 05:00
Once, walking the tideline on my first Greek island, I came upon a most beautiful oceanic artefact. It covered the palm of my hand and there weighed a(...)
Farmers’ weapons of mass destruction carry cancer fears
- July 15, 2017, 05:00
Clasping the stem firmly with both hands, I tug up fronds of bracken shoot by shoot. The last, buried inches leave the ground so sweetly that it shoul(...)