Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Galamseyers in Kumasi to petition Otumfuo over gov’t crackdown Asantehene Otumfuor Osei Tutu I
  The Small Scale Miners Association in Kumasi says it will petition the Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II over government’s decision to stop galamsey.The Association said it wants the Asantehene to speak to government to reconsider its decision on clamping down on small-scale illegal mining.At a meeting in Kumasi... Read more
Fishermen worry about plastic waste pollution
FISHERMEN AT Gleefe, a fishing community in the Greater Accra Region have lamented over the negative impact of environmental pollution on their fishing activities.According to them, waste materials such as plastic bags which are dumped on the beach as a result of human activities and end up in the sea... Read more
US$900,000 project to lift women farmers out of poverty
  Two hundred (200) cocoa growing communities across five districts in the Western Region are to benefit from a US$900,000 three-year project, designed to lift women farmers out of poverty and improve child’s social protection. The beneficiary districts are Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai, Sefwi-Wiawso, Juaboso, Bodie and Asawinso Cargill is providing the... Read more
Ivory Coast bares the blunt of Ghana’s illegal mining
    A delegation from Ivory Coast would today hold diplomatic talks with Ghanaian officials over effects of illegal mining in Ghana having rippling effects in that country. Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, told the media in Preatea in the Western Region during... Read more
Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say
A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say. Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic. Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical bonds... Read more
Ghana’s cocoa risk international boycott over galamsey – Minister
The Western Regional Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie, has said that Ghana’s premium cocoa risks being banned on the international market, due to the huge “heavy metals” unleashed into the soil in cocoa growing areas by illegal miners. He said if the situation is not checked, the consequences of a... Read more
African small-scale farmers to benefit from ecosystem initiative
    The integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco) on Monday launched an initiative aimed at driving improvements in food security, economic diversity and financial inclusion through a socially responsible commercial delivery partnership. The goal is a sustainable and increasing improvement in the sophistication and living standards of smallholder... Read more
Government urged to widen net on illegal Mining
  Government has been urged not to concentrate solely on illegal small scale mining (Galamsey) activities but widen its scope to include activities of legally registered mining companies in its determination to control mining activities in the country. Whilst commending government for taking bold steps to stop illegal small... Read more
Fall Armyworm invasion could derail government’s agriculture initiative – Stakeholders
Stakeholders have warned that the growing menace of the Fall Armyworm could derail government’s programme to boost agriculture production and to create jobs. Speaking to the GNA on the sidelines of a two-day workshop organised by the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate (PPRSD) of the Ministry of Food... Read more
Gov’t to reclaim 1.5 per cent of degraded lands
  The 1.5 per cent degraded lands out of the 238,000 kilometre square of the country, would be rehabilitated, Mr John Peter Amewu, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has announced. He said from GH¢60, 000 to GH¢70, 000 was estimated to be used to rehabilitate a hectare... Read more