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Automotive aftermarket (parts and labor) represents a market of more than 33 billion euros. After years of crisis, this market has returned to growth and faces new challenges. Faced with the planned upheaval of the market, with the modification of the petrol / diesel mix and the switch to electric, equipment manufacturers and distributors are evolving their offers, against a backdrop of booming e-commerce. The major players in the sector must also take into account the new expectations of consumers, particularly concerned with more rational use of the car.

This dossier proposes to take stock of this changing sector by giving a voice to all its key players.

Why and when should you choose a labor lawyer?

Many employees still refuse to call on a lawyer: “it is not within my reach”, “useless to get there”, are justifications often heard. And yet, having recourse to counsel would be of great help to them in a context of increasing legalization and complexity of labor law. In this case, we will give the floor to lawyers who are experts in labor law, who will shed light on the various problems encountered by employees.

With more than 4 billion euros spent each year, the French are not near their money when it comes to their pets. More than one in two French people own one or more. Their population is estimated at 63 million. Cats and dogs come first among the favorite animals of our fellow citizens, ahead of fish but also birds and rodents.

A dynamic and growing French market, leader in Europe, despite the current economic gloom. Because they bring us as much love as sometimes hassle, caring for them is not always an easy task. Alongside the classic kibbles and toys, a series of offers dedicated to these furry and feathered companions … or scales has developed. Nothing is left to chance to pamper them and make them happy!

This dossier intends to explore this growing market by giving a voice to all its main players.

DIY remains one of the favorite activities of the French. This summer, she will once again be on their program. With time in front of you, calm, the summer season is conducive to these indoor … or garden work. The DIY sector, with an annual turnover of 26 billion euros, is full of ideas. Among its objectives? Meet consumer expectations and stick to new trends. Faced with competition from online sales, brands are reinventing their offers and adapting to the new digital reality. This dossier offers us the opportunity to illustrate all the dynamism of DIY, which remains the leading consumer goods market in the home.

Privileged activity of the French, DIY will – once again – be on the rise this summer. Between landscaping, renovation, gardening and maintenance, the summer season is particularly conducive to this occupation combining creativity and thoroughness. This is the perfect opportunity to take care of your home (and your garden) in order to finally accomplish the work so postponed during the year.

Responsive, the DIY sector knows how to evolve and meet consumer expectations and new trends. Always more innovative, it is modernizing and adapting to the current technological revolution. An overview of DIY essentials for anyone planning to DIY this summer.

In companies with at least 50 employees, the employer is required to organize the implementation
a works council made up of elected staff representatives and possibly union representatives appointed by representative union organizations in the company or establishment. Required to meet regularly, this committee assumes, on the one hand, economic and social, and cultural attributions; it has the necessary material and financial resources to do this.

This dossier offers us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on this market with great potential.

Absenteeism, stress, turnover, moral harassment, burn-out, lack of recognition…: 2 out of 3 French people say they are dissatisfied with their daily work. The social cost of this scourge and the impact on business performance amount to billions of euros. Faced with this new context, the company has every interest in fostering the cohesion of its teams, motivating its employees and innovating in a more humane management, in other words promoting quality of life at work (QVT). QVT, as we understand it today, goes far beyond the simple prevention of occupational risks. It refers to favorable conditions in the working environment, which have positive consequences for employees and generate well-being and psychological health. This dossier will allow us to take stock of QVT approaches, levers of economic and social performance of the company within the framework of their CSR policies.

Condominiums represent almost a quarter of all housing in France. Significant legislative changes have taken place in recent years. In 2014, the Alur law (for Access to Housing and Renovated Urban Planning) had significantly modified the rules in force. At the end of 2018, the Elan law (relating to the Evolution of Housing, Development and Digital) reformed many areas of condominium management, in the context of energy renovation of buildings. Voted in 2015, the energy transition law for green growth indeed counts among its objectives the adaptation of all housing to low consumption standards by 2050. Faced with these challenges likely to upset relations between co-owners and trustees of co-ownerships, this dossier aims to give voice to the key players in the sector.

The digital revolution is upsetting the codes of our economy. The health sector obviously does not escape this backdrop. Far from being limited to telemedicine, e-Health is defined by the WHO as “the use of tools for the production, transmission, management and sharing of digital information for the benefit of both medical and medical practices. social ”. In addition to the traditional approach, there is the development of a multitude of new hi-tech and connected products. Managing your daily health is now possible, with the development of intelligent solutions designed to improve our way of life. ENS (digital service companies) and technology consulting companies are constantly innovating and becoming essentials in the healthcare industry, participating in this medical revolution. This dossier proposes to give a spotlight on this new deal.

The digital revolution has hit the world of transport and mobility head on. The transport networks, now connected intermodally, must meet new expectations. In this changing context, companies and individuals have several levers to invent cleaner and sustainable mobility. This 3.0 mobility is one of the great areas of innovation of our time. Digital is at the service of transport, whether private or collective, in order to optimize travel and make it more practical and efficient. Safety, the environment and fluidity are the issues at the center of concerns in this area. Travel modes are becoming intelligent and collaborative. At the same time, new driving habits are emerging, mixing car passion and innovative concepts, from carpooling to car sharing. This issue will offer us the opportunity to take a broad look at these new trends.

Business car purchases today account for almost 50% of the market. This booming B to B market demonstrates the success of rental formulas (LLD and LMD). Still recently confined to large companies, the constitution of automobile fleets is diversifying beyond large accounts and SMEs to henceforth penetrate very small businesses. Benefiting from increasingly connected solutions, fleet managers adapt their contracts to the use of their vehicles in order to optimize routes, with economic and ecological concerns in mind. This dossier will offer a precise and detailed overview of the main trends in the field of vehicle fleets.

From the Internet to the smartphone, new digital technologies are now everywhere, both in our personal and professional lives. This digital transformation could not remain without impact on the world of learning and vocational training. The methods of yesterday are no longer those of today and will be even less so tomorrow.

Digital Learning appeared, a real oxygen tank for the face-to-face, expensive and outdated training model. With a new set of tools, formats and approaches, Digital Learning is reinventing the harmony between people and technology. Interactive, mobile and personalized: this is how training presents itself in the digital age.

As for the digital offer in education and training, it is developing and diversifying, with its startups, its VSEs-SMEs, or its French subsidiaries of multinational groups (both software publishers, digital resources and platforms, such as consulting companies, or even manufacturers, distributors and IT maintenance companies). This dossier will allow us to shine a spotlight on a rapidly expanding sector.

You can’t improvise as a parent overnight. But rest assured, nature is well done since with 9 months of pregnancy, the future mother and future father have time to familiarize themselves with their new roles. There are many upheavals, of course, and to cope with joy and relaxation it is better to prepare, to simply organize. Is your head bubbling with questions?

It’s normal. Our experts are there to support you. What type of birth do you want to have? What place would the future dad like to occupy? Sexuality during pregnancy and after the baby arrives? Which first name to choose? Which birth clothes for which seasons? Breastfeeding or bottle feeding? Childcare, a Chinese puzzle? Against or for vaccines? If the baby’s arrival requires a large budget, do not hesitate to get help from loved ones by creating birth lists.

This special Future Parents file will reveal all the wise advice from early childhood professionals so that you can welcome your baby with complete peace of mind and preserve the harmony of your married life. Smile, you are soon forming a family.

In these times of increased competition between tourist accommodation modes, the star classification system remains one of the very first criteria of choice for the consumer. An element of public “reinsurance”, it is an important benchmark for French and international customers.

Carried out since 2010 by a control body accredited by Cofrac (French Accreditation Committee), this control makes it possible to classify all establishments (hotels, but also campsites, holiday villages and various hotel residences) and to provide an official guarantee quality of service and comfort to increasingly demanding customers. Contrary to the trend towards “uberization” of the tourist stay, this classification of 1 to 5 stars attributed by Atout France (French Tourist Development Agency), promotes the good match between the French tourist offer and the international demand, ultimately contributing to the promotion and influence of the France brand.

This dossier will allow us to enhance this qualitative approach.

Do you have real estate projects? You wish to become an owner and invest in
real estate? Have you thought about new real estate?

Real estate in new buildings is attracting more and more French people. And for good reason, invest in
the new is a guarantee of quality, because the buyer ensures total control of his budget, but also optimized comfort and respect for security guarantees. In addition, the tax exemption systems in place and the attractive credit rates practiced by the banks make it a particularly profitable investment.

But to succeed in your real estate investment, you still need to be well supported. Who are the key players you can count on if you embark on a new real estate project?

The Internet of Things is changing our daily lives, making our homes smart. Security, assisted living, wireless connection, entertainment, energy management …: the world of “all digital” has invaded homes and is now part of our daily lives. Everything is thought to make the house smarter, without necessarily rhyme with exorbitant expenses. Home automation continues to develop: many technical innovations are emerging to meet the needs of comfort and security. How is the connected home changing our lives? This special feature will try to answer this question, by giving voice to the major players in a rapidly expanding sector.

The Internet of Things is changing our daily lives, making our buildings and homes smart. Security, assistance with autonomy, wireless connection, entertainment, energy and building management, home automation …: a multitude of solutions are now available to make our lives easier. Today, beyond building automation, it’s a lifetime that connects to technology to simplify the life of each occupant: intelligent sports, connected objects for pets or even a connected swimming pool …
The communicating house and the positive energy building are becoming essential for all aspects of everyday life.

This special feature will endeavor to take stock of this change, by giving a voice to major players in rapidly expanding sectors.

While we spend around 30% of our time sleeping, around 1 in 4 French people suffer from sleep disorders. However, it is fundamental, regenerative and natural repairer, it is a necessary element for health.

To sleep well and fight fatigue, everyone must find the remedy that suits them. For some, the solution simply lies in choosing the right bedding, while for others, more sophisticated remedies to combat insomnia, snoring or sleep apnea should be considered. How to sleep well?

Cooperative and associated trade is on the rise. This method of organizing point of sale networks is made up of independent traders gathered in groups, generally under a common banner. At the heart of their values ​​is the promotion of local producers and ecosystems. This form of trade is found in more than 30 business sectors and in all regions of France. With nearly 50,000 points of sale and an annual turnover of more than 150 billion euros, cooperative trade now accounts for more than 30% of French retail trade. The groups combine the advantages of a national network with compliance with strong ethical commitments (CSR, traceability, quality control). This dossier will allow us to give a voice to the major players in cooperative and associated trade, guarantors of a responsible distribution method with strong local roots.

For accident victims, psychological shock is often added to bodily injury. These various traumas open up rights to care and compensation, based on the necessary compensation for all of the damage. How, for a victim, determine the damages to which he can claim?

In order to determine the extent of the consequences and the amount of compensation due, professionals are now listening to them. This dossier will give them a voice, as will victims’ associations.

No sector of our economy has been spared by the outsourcing of production. The phenomenon also had the effect of arousing a patriotism reflex. As the polls continue to demonstrate, the French are more and more sensitive to the label of the products they buy. So much so that French manufacturing has never been so in vogue. Far beyond the fashion effect, the sector is structured, in line with a new mode of consumption, responsible and attached to the local terroir. A guarantee of innovation but also and above all, of quality and authenticity, the “French consumer” appeals more and more every day to individuals and businesses. By giving the floor to its main players, this dossier aims to give a spotlight on a dynamic sector.

More than 60,000 cases of occupational diseases and more than 600,000 occupational accidents are listed in France each year. Once recognized, an occupational disease or an accident at work can give the employee the right to remuneration, paid to compensate for the loss of income. This is to say the economic and social stake of this reality. The amount and nature of the compensation may vary depending on the duration of the work stoppage, the temporary or permanent nature of the incapacity, but also on the employer’s responsibility in the occurrence of the occupational disease or in the employee’s work accident.

This file will allow us to decipher the evolutions at work.

A painful and complicated stage, the funeral must nevertheless be prepared with care. The organization of ceremonies and the anticipation of the future for the relatives who remain, involve considerable expenses, this is why foresight is essential in this area. Often a taboo subject, it is nonetheless very important within families.

The funeral market, which accounts for around 2 billion euros per year, is made up of several players, all serving this general concern: planning funerals and the future and relieving families – as much as possible – in charge of this painful task.

Funeral services, funeral directors and funeral marble, funeral guarantees and insurance, notaries, crematorium, florist, funeral articles, here is a detailed guide to help you pass this stage with more serenity.

The holiday season is fast approaching. The French spend without counting. In this set, meals are central, almost sacred.
In terms of gastronomy, between culinary tradition and innovation, no one departs from the rule of a beautiful festive table. Chocolates, glazed chestnuts, caviar and oysters are the dishes to which the French remain loyal.
At the same time, culinary innovations have shaken up the daily lives of foodies. The great chefs have been able to overturn the codes, revisit the classics to make New Years Eve dinner the height of their art, where aesthetics, taste and pleasure mingle. What do the experts say?

The prevention of occupational risks covers all the measures to be implemented to achieve a triple objective: preserve the health and safety of employees, improve working conditions and strive for well-being at work. Included in the principles of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), this approach is built by involving all the players concerned and taking into account the specificities of the company (size, resources available, geographic location, etc.). It is also based on methods and tools, in order to achieve respect for three essential values: respect for the employee, transparency and social dialogue. Finally, prevention is also based on a corpus of good practices which has emerged as it has developed, and which feeds the systems deployed. This dossier will aim to give a spotlight on this new way of understanding the relationship to work.

Natural well-being, simple “grandmother remedies”? Think again ! Reconnecting with the balance and well-being of our body, taking the best that nature has to offer, is all that is most modern. First by delighting your taste buds with a balanced diet. An easy challenge, by cooking good meals with good ingredients, chosen with care. The best beauty products are still fruits and vegetables and all other fresh foods rich in vitamins and minerals. They are not the only ones. Plants have incredible and often unsuspected beneficial properties. Natural cosmetic treatments are developing which allow you to enhance the radiance of your body. Even household chores are now part of this health prevention. Rather than potentially allergenic products, we will favor natural products devoid of synthetic fragrances and unfortunate consequences for our health and our environment. As we can see, finding natural well-being is everyone’s business, every day. This dossier will allow us to zoom in on a booming trend.

Since January 1, 2017, a couple can have an amicable divorce without going before the judge. Part of the measure aims to unclog the courts. Thus, in 2015, 123,668 divorces were pronounced, including 67,875 by mutual consent (55%), according to 2016 key figures from the Ministry of Justice.

But choosing a lawyer is always a delicate matter. Especially when it comes to exposing your family life, which is not necessarily self-evident, even when faced with a professional.

Couples faced with this situation wonder. How to choose a lawyer? Is it essential to use his services to dissolve his marriage?

Each year, 10,000 lives could be saved if 1 in 5 people knew of emergency procedures. Unfortunately, too few French people attend first aid training each year. What are these gestures that save? How to react to an accident at home, at work or on the road? How was first aid organized in France? How could it evolve in the digital age? What first aid training is available to you?

France today has more than 24 million inhabitants over the age of 50. The former baby boomers who came into the world between 1945 and 1960 arrived in the field of seniors, when the number of births reached one million per year. While life expectancy at retirement is also increasing steadily, seniors intend to actively nourish this sequence of their lives with personal projects. The main concerns of seniors are to thrive in retirement and maintain their health for as long as possible. This dossier will allow us to take stock of this major socio-economic issue.

The personal services sector is growing. By 2025, the number of user households is expected to grow by 17.3%. The aging of the population, which is increasing, and home support, also improving, partly explain this trend. But not only that: family services such as childcare and tutoring are also increasing, as are daily living services (housework, shopping, gardening, etc.). To face the challenge of improving the quality of service, the sector is becoming more and more professional.

This dossier proposes to give a spotlight on a new and multiple reality.

Organic is on the rise. The latest figures leave no room for doubt: conversions from organic farms are constantly increasing. With the end of the sector, on the side of processing and distribution companies, the breakthrough is just as significant. And sales of organic products are increasing sharply in all distribution channels. These networks have taken on a new dimension in recent years, with store openings, expansions and renovations. Even supermarkets, with a good third of sales, are not outdone.

This is no longer a heavy trend, but almost a bottom line: this dossier offers us the opportunity to get a great deal of spotlight on a rapidly expanding sector.

In line with the government’s desire to involve citizens more in the control of their health journey, the market for food supplements is booming.

Nearly two-thirds of French people recognize the benefits that dietary supplements can bring, and almost one in two say they have already consumed them. Health professionals also appreciate their benefits: in almost two out of three cases, the consumption of food supplements is the result of a prescription or advice from a health professional.

French excellence is recognized abroad in the food supplement sector, with many innovative SMEs in particular.

This dossier will give us the opportunity to shine a spotlight on a sector with a great future.

More and more French people are choosing to look good by staying organic. 43% of them bought organic cosmetic products in 2016 compared to 24% in 2013 (Agence BIO / CSA 2017 barometer).

Exit from EDTA, silicone, parabens, PEG, PPG, BHT, polymers and all polluting chemical elements, make way for organic cosmetic products.

This dossier aims to give a voice to the major players in an emerging sector.

Local governments or the state can infringe on your property rights. You can be expropriated, for the needs of a tram line or any other collective equipment. In order to obtain fairer compensation, you will need to go to the expropriation judge. And when you sell a property, the municipality can decide to exercise its right of first refusal and thus evict the purchaser of your property, provided that you carry out an operation of general interest. You then have two months to make your decision: withdraw the property from the sale, accept the price offered by the municipality or refuse its offer.

A full-fledged part of the activity of developers, corporate real estate finds its place in projects increasingly marked by diversity, elected officials wishing to mix businesses and homes in their territories. Commercial real estate differs from residential in many ways, however.

Always constrained by the need to find its client over time, the sector is undergoing rapid change, in parallel with our relationship with time and work space. Always more efficient
from an ecological point of view, office buildings integrate new services, in order to reinforce the feeling of well-being of employees, but also to bring a more technical and functional dimension in the management of spaces, in phase with the appearance of new, more flexible and nomadic ways of working. At the same time, new real-time measurement systems for building data are emerging to better manage the occupancy of premises. Agile, the new building integrates with its urban and environmental ecosystem in a logic of circular economy.

This dossier will give a voice to key players in corporate real estate and will allow us to scrutinize a sector with significant urban challenges.

D’après un sondage réalisé en septembre 2017 par l’Ifop, 74 % des Français interrogés affirment être prêts à payer plus cher un produit s’il est fabriqué sur le territoire français.

En effet, alors que la mondialisation économique ne se dément pas, les biens produits en France n’ont jamais été aussi en vogue. A rebours du phénomène de délocalisation de la production, la filière du “fabriqué français” se structure. Signe de cette lame de fond, l’apparition des Assises du produire en France, manifestation annuelle qui regroupe des politiques, des décideurs, des experts et des entrepreneurs autour de la thématique. Cette tendance lourde va de pair avec l’émergence d’un nouveau mode de consommation, responsable et attaché au terroir local.

Ce dossier nous offre l’occasion d’un coup de projecteur sur le savoir-faire français.

Les seniors représentent une part croissante de la population française, dont un tiers est aujourd’hui âgé de plus de 50 ans. Alors l’espérance de vie à la retraite augmente également de façon régulière, cette “troisième mi-temps de l’existence” apparaît comme un nouveau chapitre, que les seniors vont nourrir activement de projets personnels.

Bien préparer ce changement de vie est une condition clé pour s’épanouir dans sa retraite. Catégorie d’âge à l’important pouvoir d’achat, les seniors représentent  un enjeu économique clé des décennies à venir. Quant à la santé, elle est la préoccupation numéro un des seniors. Le législateur ne s’y est pas trompé en votant sa loi sur l’adaptation de la société auvieillissement (ASV).

Ce dossier nous offre l’occasion d’un coup de projecteur sur une mutation socio-économique majeure.

Près de 7 français sur 10 sont propriétaires de leur résidence principale. Dans le cadre de l’achat d’un logement ou d’un investissement locatif, la bonne gestion de votre immeuble passe par le choix d’un bon syndic de copropriété. Toute copropriété est dans l’obligation d’élire un syndic de copropriété, intermédiaire entre les copropriétaires et leurs locataires. Mais comment bien le choisir ? Comment trouver un syndic suffisamment joignable pour ne pas laisser traîner les dossiers, assez proche pour demeurer disponible ? Le prix des services mais aussi la réactivité des syndics sont au cœur de débats parfois houleux lors des assemblées générales. Dans un cadre législatif mouvant et un contexte de transformation digitale, le métier de syndic se trouve en pleine mutation.

Ce dossier vous fournira les clés pour bien choisir votre syndic.

Les copropriétés représentent près d’un quart des logements en France.

Votée en 2014, la loi Alur (pour Accès au Logement et un Urbanisme Rénové) a modifié de façon non négligeable les règles dans les copropriétés, tant pour les règles de vote, que pour les syndics et la gestion des copropriétés en difficulté. Parmi les grands enjeux d’avenir, la rénovation énergétique des immeubles.

Dans ce cadre, l’instauration du DTG (Diagnostic Technique Global) va révolutionner les relations entre copropriétaires et syndics de copropriétés ; avec un objectif : améliorer la qualité de nos immeubles.

Les vacances à la montagne en hiver, vous connaissez, mais en été ? Loin des plages prises d’assaut, la montagne est propice au repos comme à l’activité, pour les grands et les petits. C’est l’occasion de découvrir, seul, en couple ou en famille, ses paysages sous un jour nouveau. La neige laisse place à de grandes et belles prairies fleuries, la nature resplendit, de nouveaux horizons s’ouvrent à vous… Oxygénez vous, partez en randonnées sur les sentiers, avec un peu de chance vous apercevrez peut-être des marmottes, aigles et autres chamois. Quel meilleur endroit que la montagne pour se mettre en mode « détox », couper avec le stress de la vie urbaine et se ressourcer tout en prenant soin de son corps ? Découvrez dans ce dossier toutes les nouveautés et tendances, pour des vacances d’été différentes, à la montagne.

Des vacances dans la nature, c’est une aventure particulière pour petits et grands, en même temps qu’une manière de nous reconnecter à nos racines profondes. En France, le tourisme de nature a longtemps été assimilé aux seules activités sportives dans la nature. Le secteur va aujourd’hui bien au-delà : les Français sont de plus en plus nombreux à éprouver le besoin de se mettre en mode « détox », histoire de couper avec le stress de la vie urbaine pour mieux se ressourcer.

Découvrez dans ce dossier toutes les nouveautés et tendances, pour des vacances nature réussies.

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the gendarmerie warns of the presence of carnivorous turtles along the Canal du Midi – Insurance for Pets



A “Serpentinea” turtle was discovered in Ramonville-Saint-Agne, near a children’s play area.

While walks are once again authorized since deconfinement, the Haute-Garonne gendarmerie alerts walkers to the possible presence of carnivorous turtles along the Canal du Midi, in a message posted on Facebook Thursday, May 28.

Two days earlier, “a type turtle Serpentinea discovered in Ramonville-Saint-Agne, at the children’s playground, in Cinquante park “, indicate the gendarmes. This tortoise measured 25 centimeters. “Fearful, she shows little but can become fierce when disturbed and then inflict serious injuries with her jaw, cutting like a razor”, they specify, inviting walkers not to play with these animals.

This discovery comes a few weeks after that, on the same banks, of three baby “alligator” turtles, another dangerous species, specify the gendarmes, signaling that these turtles are now taken care of by the Mescoules zoo, in Dordogne.

According to the zoo director interviewed by 20 minutes, these are actually all snapping turtles, native to North America, and the big one could be the mother of the three little ones. “They are snarling and dangerous”, explains Roland Collebrusco to the daily newspaper.

This carnivorous species can measure up to 80 cm and reach 100 kg. “But, even if she is only 50 kilos, she is aggressive because she is used to hunting, unlike the land turtles who are satisfied with grass. She has like a parrot’s beak, a real pruner”, continues the specialist in 20 minutes. It can tackle fish and birds. Above all, this invasive species could harm local biodiversity and endemic species such as the muddy turtle, now in decline, the newspaper said.

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Agroecology in times of COVID-19 – Insurance for Pets


COVID-19 is not an isolated phenomenon. Industrial agriculture, forestry and animal husbandry have accelerated and greatly expanded the spread of life-threatening viruses. Food production based on natural balances is certainly possible. Sylvopastoral animal husbandry is a mixture of animal husbandry and forestry away from the disastrous monocultures. Latin American agronomists Miguel A. Altieri and Clara Inés Nicholls demonstrate the potential of this fundamentally different approach to our food production.

Energy and water scarcity, environmental pollution, climate change, economic inequality, insecure food supplies, etc. We cannot tackle the majority of these global problems separately. On the contrary, they are closely linked. If one problem worsens, the whole system will be affected and other problems will worsen as well.

As never before, the current pandemic reveals the structural essence of our world: human, animal, plant and environmental health. The corona crisis warns humanity to rethink the capitalist way of acting, our society, which is heavily based on consumption. We must also strongly question the way in which we deal with nature. We need a comprehensive solution to the current crisis, addressing the root causes of the world’s visible socio-environmental vulnerability.

Agroecology provides an inspiring example of a powerful structural approach. In the current crisis context, this system helps to investigate links between agriculture and health. In particular, it is an example of an agricultural method that can promote human well-being, as opposed to industrial agriculture, which poses major health risks.

Ecological effects of industrial agriculture on human health

For decades, many (agro) ecologists denounced the consequences of industrial agriculture for human health and ecosystems. Large-scale monocultures today cover approximately 80 percent of the world’s agricultural land (1.5 billion hectares). However, their genetic homogeneity, and thus low ecological diversity, make monocultures vulnerable to weed infestations, insect invasions, epidemic diseases and now also recently to climate change.

To combat pests, farmers worldwide spray about 2.3 billion pounds of pesticides annually, of which only less than 1 percent hits their target. Most pesticides end up in the soil, in the air and in the water. In the U.S. alone, environmental and public health damage amounts to more than $ 10 billion annually. These figures are still silent about the approximately 26 million people worldwide who suffer from pesticide poisoning. Nor do they take into account the health costs related to acute toxic effects caused by residues in our food.

Many insecticides kill beneficial organisms. Pollinating insects, natural pest control agents, organisms such as butterflies and beetles, birds and soil life continue to deteriorate in agricultural areas. However, each of these organisms provides important ecological services. They can therefore play in favor of agriculture.

Biodiversity loss costs hundreds of billions of dollars annually, both in crop production and human health. It also stimulates the (negative) spiral of pesticide use. It only enhances the effects on humans and ecosystems. This is evidenced by the emergence of 586 insect and mite species that have become resistant to more than 325 insecticides. It indicates that the resources for “modern” industrial agriculture are exhausted. These resistances apply not only to crop pests, but also to human diseases such as dengue fever or malaria.

Much has been written about industrial livestock farming, especially where livestock is grown in feedlots. These animals are particularly vulnerable to viruses such as flu and bird flu. Large companies that keep tens of thousands of chickens or thousands of pigs in the name of efficient protein production have thus created the perfect environment and conditions for viruses. They can mutate there, become more resistant and eventually spread. For example, in the US, more than 50 million chickens and turkeys died from bird flu.

Industrial animal husbandry methods (confinement, exposure to high concentrations of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide from manure) make animals more susceptible to viral infections. Viruses, which mutate constantly, eventually lead to the next human pandemic. That was already the case in April 2009. Then the new flu strain H1N1 came to life which was dubbed the “Mexican flu” and quickly spread around the world to eventually reach pandemic status.

The arbitrary and widespread use of antibiotics and growth hormones is another factor that can cause pandemics in the livestock industry. Enrique Murgueitio of CIPAV (a Colombian organization that has been researching sustainable agricultural systems since 1986) states that “antibiotics and growth hormones are polluting and expensive. The worst effect, however, is that they create the conditions for drug resistance. Like other viruses awaiting another pandemic, super bacteria (a collective term for bacteria resistant to almost all antibiotics) such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella are in the queue and there are hardly any means to fight them. fight. “

Of course, there are other ways of growing livestock. Sylvopastoral systems are an example of this. They are based on agro-ecological principles, ensure healthy production, restore the landscape and are less conducive to epidemics. After all, they exclude the use of antibiotics (except in emergencies). The farmed animals also live outdoors in mixed forest-pasture landscapes with a high biodiversity. They live on natural food from healthy soils, which strengthens their immune system.

However, the situation is deteriorating because biodiverse agro-landscapes have to make way for large areas with monocultures, which requires a lot of deforestation. Moreover, monocultures stimulate the “migration” of organisms from the forest to the cities, which can lead to “new” diseases.

Evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace previously stated that: “In the past, diseases were kept in check by forests that went through a very long evolution. However, new pathogens are now released, threatening the entire world. Agriculture driven by capital takes the place of healthy forests and natural biotopes. Monocultures provide the optimal conditions for pathogens. They, in turn, can develop more virulent and contagious phenotypes ”.

In other words, pathogens that used to be “trapped” in natural biotopes are now spreading to industrial fields, to industrial livestock farming, and eventually they come to us. The foundation is a landscape, disturbed by industrial agriculture and agrochemical and biotechnological innovations.

For example, an increase in deforestation in the Amazon region of only 4 percent has increased the number of malaria cases by nearly 50 percent. The current pandemic warns us that more infectious diseases will emerge. Not only are the animals that we put in unhealthy, overcrowded industrial farms increasingly susceptible to infectious diseases, but also wild animals that live in degraded or devastated ecosystems. Economic pursuit of profit has violated the basic laws of ecology.

Decreasing diversity in cultivated crops versus human health

The declining diversity of crops in the agricultural landscape is another danger that the intensification of agriculture poses to public health. Although humans can feed on more than 2,500 plant species, most of them have only three diets: wheat, rice and corn. Globally, those types provide 50 percent of all calories consumed.

Nevertheless, more than 850 million people don’t have access to enough calories. On the other hand, more than 2 billion people (especially children) have to deal with “hidden hunger”: they do absorb enough calories, but with too few vitamins and minerals to be able to talk about good health and development.

Monoculture of maize. Photo: flickr @vasilyi kotko

The low number of crops that feed the world raises concerns about both our diet in general and the resilience of the global food system. Crop diversity, on the other hand, appears to be the key to adaptation to climate change. However, the loss of crop diversity and additional homogenization of agroecosystems have important implications for ecological functions and services. The sustainability of the food system also feels the effects: the cost of a failed homogeneous cultivated crop weighs heavily on food security. It also influences precarious access to food and the health of the poorest and most vulnerable people.

Michael Pollan previously said that “the entire US food supply has undergone a“ cornification ”(the switch to” corn “= corn and all its derivatives). The majority of the corn consumed is even invisible because it has been incorporated into the food on the one hand or has been used as animal feed on the other before it reaches the consumer.

“Most of the chickens, pigs and cattle we breed live on a diet based on maize (mainly genetically modified breeds). Most of the soft drinks and snacks we consume in the U.S. and many parts of Latin America contain high fructose corn syrup. However, there appears to be a link between corn syrup and the current epidemics of obesity (medically worrying obesity) and type II diabetes.

In developing countries, the so-called “modernization” of agriculture has led to even worse food security than before. A globalized food system and free trade agreements disrupted traditional rural communities and their diversified production systems. Many countries are swapping their rich, varied traditional diets for heavily processed, energy-intensive foods and drinks, which contain very few micronutrients (small amounts of minerals, vitamins and other substances). We see obesity and chronic diseases only increase there.

Agroecology and a new food system

The vulnerability of the globalized food system is becoming exposed, especially as governments have imposed trade and travel restrictions and COVID-19 paralyzes entire cities. More trade and transport restrictions could limit the influx of imported food, either from other countries or from other domestic regions. However, this has disastrous consequences for access to food, especially for the poorest areas.

This is a dire situation for countries that need to import more than 50 percent of their food. Access to food is also critical for cities with more than 5 million inhabitants. After all, they must import at least 2,000 tons of food per day in order to feed their inhabitants. In addition, food must travel an average of 1,000 kilometers to reach the consumer. It is clear that this is not a sustainable food system. Moreover, this method of food production also appears to be vulnerable to external factors such as natural disasters or pandemics.

In the light of such global trends, agroecology has received more attention in the past three decades. It can provide a basis for an agricultural transition as the potential offers many social, economic and environmental benefits to the rural population. Urban areas can also provide food in a fair and sustainable manner through agro-forestry.

Corn cultivation among orchards with walnuts. Photo: flickr @agroforward project

However, it is necessary to promote these new and local food systems. Abundant production can provide healthy and affordable food for a growing urbanized population. It remains a difficult challenge, of course, with soil getting worse, with expensive fuel, erratic fuel prices and limited water and nitrogen supplies. In addition, strong climate change will also entail social tensions and economic uncertainties.

The best system capable of meeting future challenges is undoubtedly one based on this agroecology. His principles offer a high diversity and resilience. In addition, they can yield decent production quantities. Agroecology proposes to restore the landscapes around farms (restorative agriculture). This enriches the ecology and its numerous functions: natural pest control, water and soil protection, climate regulation, biological regulation, etc. Landscape restoration as a basis of agroecology also offers “ecological firebreaks” that keep pathogens within their natural habitat. This way they are prevented from “escaping”.

Many small-scale farmers have restored their production capacity by promoting agro-ecological principles and practices. The results are correspondingly: agricultural yields are increasing and diversity is improving. This is followed by associated positive effects such as food security and environmental integration. Ecological restoration is key to food sovereignty of many communities, especially as smallholder farmers produce between 50 and 70 percent of the food consumed in most countries. However, they cover only 30 percent of the world’s agricultural land.

On an urbanized planet, urban agriculture based on agro-ecological principles appears to be a sustainable alternative to provide more food security. These principles increase the production of fresh fruit, vegetables and some animal products. At the local level, it provides food for families, especially in marginalized communities.

Urban food production has doubled worldwide in just over 15 years and this expansion will continue. It is only now that the strategic importance of locally produced food is beginning to be recognized. After all, we strengthen our immune system when we eat locally and nutritiously. This may make us even more resistant to a variety of threats, including infectious viruses like COVID-19.

Concluding observations

Agroecology has the potential to provide food to rural and urban communities at the local level. This is important in a world facing climate change and other disruptions, such as pandemics. We need support to strengthen agroecology and to optimize, restore and improve the production capacities of local and urban smallholders.

In order to exploit this potential, we need to widely disseminate successful local agroecological initiatives through farmers training. We must establish agroecological lighthouses, as it were, revive traditional systems and manage entire areas agroecologically.

In addition, to improve the economic viability of such efforts, we must also develop fair, local and regional market opportunities according to the principles of the solidarity economy. The consumer plays an essential role in this. It must understand that buying food is an ecological and political act. Consumers should be aware that they support local farmers rather than a company food chain and they support sustainability and socio-environmental resilience. That will take a lot of time if this food transition depends only on the government, but anyone can accelerate this process: make choices that help small farmers, the planet and ultimately our own health every day.

The global food system is collapsing. Rural and urban social movements must work together to create a breeding ground for the transition to agroecology. Let’s work together for a more socially just, economically viable, environmentally friendly and healthy agriculture. It is wise to think about ecosystems that sustain the economy (and our health).

COVID-19 reminds us that our irreverent way of dealing with nature (and with the diversity of plants and animals) has profound consequences. The damage to the planet also affects us as humans. Let’s hope that the current crisis will help humanity to lay the foundation for a new world, a world where we treat nature in a respectful way.

The article La agroecología en tiempos del COVID-19 by Miguel A. Altieri y Clara Inés Nicholls appeared on the website of the Latin American Council for Social Sciences CLASCO (Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales). This organization brings together the knowledge and experience of 284 research and educational institutions in 21 Latin American countries and the Caribbean. Translation by Rubi Block.

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For my profession (commentator for Ziggo at NBA basketball games) I have to keep up with that world, as good and as evil as it can get. Until (maybe) to be played again.

The NBA is in fact in July to release an almost crazy looking plan on the sports world where all 30 teams from Disney World in Orlando, Fl. to play. Each team has its own hotel, its own transport and without an audience. Probably three or four games per team per week. Television all over the world. So I read a lot of news about ‘facts’ from that world for half an hour a day. Are there players who are ‘positive’, who are already training again (11 of the 30 teams), where are actions going on?

Helping poor families

Today’s catch: The Miami Heat plus four more donate $ 50,000 to help poor Miami families feed their pets. Washington coach Scott Brooks shaved his head. By his daughter, of course, and he paid her $ 50,000 for that haircut and shave. For her charity projects. Utah Jazz’s Mike Conley donated $ 200,000 for the food banks in the poor suburbs of Salt Lake City. Ex-star Magic Johnson has a large company in which a financial branch is doing a good job these days. His company borrows at almost no interest for (mind you) $ 100 million in businesses run by minorities or women who have run into problems from COVID-19.

Pat Connaughton (who you certainly don’t know) from the Milwaukee Bucks hosted a ‘Doing Good Radiothon’ at ESPN Wisconsin and raised $ 205,859 in 11 hours of talk and record (turn); money going to food banks in Wisconsin. Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets was the “star cook” in a big campaign to thank Los Angeles hospital staff for their commitment and provide them and their families with healthy and good meals. Westbrook previously gave more than 6 million to other organizations. Yes, this is the one-day catch and that’s how it continues: Not only professional basketball players, but baseball players, football players, ice hockey players and soccer players are all somehow getting money sent to the poorest people in the USA.

They’ll do it

Nowhere in the world does that happen in such a way as in that crazy country; it is done diligently, always in the spotlight, of course from a good heart and of course from a well-stocked own fair. It’s easier for Westbrook to give away 6 million than for De Graafschap’s right back, to put it simply. The fact is that all those sports people DO it there in America.

I always immediately think (and not only in these corona days) why should it be in the newspaper or via tweets, why are there cameras, why can’t it be tacit? If you, reader, transfer 50 Euro to a foundation that gives vagrants a good meal in Utrecht or Goes, it will still be done anonymously, without mention in the newspaper, without a funny interview at Radio1 or a nice video at Beau. Well-known people, celebrities, people at the top tend to have their generous gifts always accompanied by the ‘publicity’ watermark. Perhaps not always on their own, but also helped (?), Or directed by managers and / or agents. Nor is it said that all celebrities or celebrities do this, I add. Or?

Publicity

However, in North American society and also in the world of top sport it has become ‘normal’ to support your generosity by publicity. You can think of the why and sometimes you can also see in our parts that it is already becoming commonplace: famous Dutch people who have done something nice for pathetic oldies in these days, see that gladly back in a sympathetic film (‘what was further noticed at Op1.

Or is it big world news when a singer, artist or footballer offers flowers to an old woman who has been forgotten by the cabinet and who is languishing somewhere on the third floor of a home? Sometimes watching such a video is reason to become very depressed and not to like the people who are ‘known’ there as hard-core.

Bonuses

I leaf through the newspaper (Trouw) and fall into the mud of Benjamin Smith, Canadian and quite discredited, because… money. Bonus. Suppose it is morally defensible that the bonus of 2019 can be paid out because the man worked exceptionally well for Air France in the previous financial year and has demonstrably made a lot of money for that club … Then the squabbling of the job ? Of course not. Everywhere in the bonus culture, at any company and in any country, an abrasion remains.

Look, a skilled man or woman is hired by company X. She or he negotiates a top salary for himself and that is allowed. Then, after fresh coffee is brought, the bonus chapter comes to the table. With the help of a handy tax specialist, something is thought up that a popping bonus should be paid if the woman or man in question performs something great, if she or he, through just her or his efforts and actions, keeps the business going, helps out or gets out of the red … Why? Because we’ve been doing it like this for years? Because it is tied to these kinds of jobs? Because this is a poisonous weapon in the world of the great business leaders? Because ‘they’ do it that way with Delta, Singapore Air and Emirates? Because the oh-so-fragile way of leadership remains attractive in this way for a small group of not always capable captains of industry?

My father (a decent liberal with correct ideas) used to say, “If they would give a bonus to a doctor who saves 27 people a year performing incredibly difficult surgeries … then I understand that, but only the white collar- to enrich Mafia, we simply forget the concept of ‘moral correctness.’ “

I always liked those words. And that’s where all this pinches now. Of course, Smith complains that he has neatly arranged everything and that it has been statutory approved, that it has been made public and that the majority of shareholders have nodded: “C’est bon.” Of course he calls that the bonus applies to 2019, so pre-corona. He writhes like an eel in a jar of snot to be right, an equal that nowhere has ‘moral correctness’ as a support beam. If a person does top work, something in which she or he is extremely good at and in which she or he is a big exception in this world, a bonus is explainable and accepted No, still not.

Morally incorrect

Now that we are heading for a “new-normal”, it seems advisable to take a closer look at the bonus and perhaps cross it with a neat cross. That no longer fits: that is morally incorrect. Smith will then have to do it with a scant nine-year salary. If he’s a guy, after all the uproar around his person, he gives that whole bonus to a club of French virologists or to the Red Cross. Without a camera then. With a dry press release from Air France.

Incidentally, and I also write that in my shoes, NBA players laugh completely disgust when they hear the amount of Benjamin Smith’s salary… nine tons only. LeBron James deserves that per game. Yes, it does say that: per game. I repeat: per game. And no, that can hardly be approved, morally speaking. James says about that: “Apparently they will do that for me.” Curious how the ‘new normal’ will be adapted for all those boundlessly overpaid top athletes… if that will ever happen.

To be clear, the above-mentioned basketball player Connaughton played 18 minutes per game this season, threw in 5.3 points per game and the audience started cheering when he entered the field: he was an infrequently used white bench player who sometimes threw in a ball. A cult player with a great social feeling. Annual salary $ 1,723,050. Ben Smith: Eat your heart out! He once announced that 5 years ago, when he signed for the Bucks, he received a drawing bonus of one ton. He bought a Jeep Wrangler for that, which he still drives because the car still works. Ben Smith laughs at that; a bonus of a ton! Amateur.

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Struck by lightning, a dog offers his life to save that of his master – Insurance for Pets


Posted on 05/27/2020 at 8:17 p.m.

Written by Norman Bougé
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To save his master, Rambo was struck by lightning in his place. Unfortunately, he died there.

Rambo the German shepherd and his master, Jonathan Hardman, had gone to make a hiking with a group of friends in Mount Bierstadt in Colorado. They had arrived at the top of the Mountain. On the way down, they were struck by lightning.

There was nothing to indicate that a drama was about to take place. Hardman was guiding his dog on a rocky path when a flash took place, causing him to lose consciousness.

Hardman woke up unable to move his hands and legs, he reports to 9NEWS. The animal was inanimate.

When he understood that his companion was dead, Hardman had the Broken Heart. He didn’t yet know that he had life.

Injured, Hardman did not hesitate to take his pain in patience and to run to seek help to save Rambo. Once at the hospital, the doctors explained to him what would have happened if the dog had not been present. Indeed, the poor beast had absorbed most of the electrical charge, sparing its master.

The lightning that struck where was Hardman and Rambo side by side, reached both of them. If he had not been there, the man would have received the entire load in his body, reports the Dodo.

Rambo his master is greatly missed, but the latter is perfectly aware that he owes his life to courage and at the loyalty of his former companion.

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He wrote a social media post to let his friends and family know that he had been struck by lightning and survived, but that the brave Rambo is dead.

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The scene takes place on a beach in the Indian state of Odisha: thousands of turtles aged a few hours or days may have rushed into the sea. Formerly the graveyard of olive ridleys, these thousands of newly hatched turtles could have clear the sea thanks to the containment due to Covid-19.

A little respite

Rushikulya Beach is one of the few nesting colonies where this endangered species leaves its eggs every year to incubate in the heat of the sand. But the steady increase in human activity here has become a major concern for environmentalists and the state forest department. Normally, a large part of the eggs are devoured by stray animals or are caught in fishing nets.

But in 2020, containment allowed some 300,000 turtles to lay eggs here with more security. Turtles usually come to the beach at night to lay their eggs, but with confinement, they were able to enjoy a deserted beach during the day. The eggs hatched in 45 to 60 days.

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Minister Schouten threatens to close slaughterhouses; corona ultimatum for the meat sector – Insurance for Pets


Minister Schouten of Agriculture, Nature and Food Safety has issued an ultimatum to Dutch slaughterhouses. After new infections with the SARS-CoV-2 virus were also confirmed today at Van Rooi Meat in Helmond, after Vion, the second largest pig slaughterhouse in the Netherlands, she announced today that she will close slaughterhouses that cannot demonstrate enough to do everything to prevent corona infections.

Tomorrow evening the minister will speak to the Collective Meat Consultation (COV) about the trace of contamination that has been found. Schouten: “They have to show that they are taking measures. Then I will consider whether it is safe enough for the inspection staff of the NVWA.”

Schouten is responsible for the health and well-being of the employees of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. They supervise daily affairs in slaughterhouses. The cabinet wants to know more about the working and living conditions of the slaughterhouse employees through the SZW inspection. At Van Rooi, three infections were identified among the 43 NVWA veterinarians and assistants of the Quality Assessment Animal Sector (KDS). The finding prompted the testing of Van Rooi’s total workforce.

According to the COV, the closure of meat companies and / or slaughterhouses in connection with corona infections such as in the US is “not the case in the Netherlands”. COV spokesman Richard van der Kruijk explains this to the magazine Pig Business.

Vion and Van Rooi are, with a street length ahead of their competitors, the two largest pig slaughterhouses in the Netherlands. If slaughter stops in the Netherlands, this will have consequences for farmers and their animals. 300,000 pigs are slaughtered every week in the Netherlands. Farmers can keep the slaughtered animals extra for a short time, but not much longer than two weeks, because they become too heavy.

After two weeks, the cessation of the total pig slaughter in the Netherlands would mean that 300,000 pigs cannot find a way out every week and will have to be destroyed on the farm or will have to move abroad as far as capacity is concerned. The minister says he is not concerned about meat shortages in shops when slaughterhouses close. “I also think that public health is really more important than whether you have a piece of meat on your plate tomorrow night.”

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North America (United States, Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa).

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Mars Inc.
Nestlé SA
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Market Driver: increasing awareness of animal nutrition

Market Trend: Growing popularity of custom pet food

Market Challenge: Growing Cases of Pet Food Recalls.

Increasing awareness of animal nutrition

Homemade pet food is not a healthy and balanced diet. This is driving the need for functional pet food products over homemade formulations. The increasing awareness and significance of functional pet food products are driving the popularity of pet food and will lead to the expansion of the global pet food market at a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period.

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Infection animal-human – second corona infection from mink to humans in the Netherlands – Insurance for Pets


In the Netherlands, a second person may have been infected with the novel corona virus in a mink.

According to the Dutch authorities, an employee of a mink farm near Eindhoven “very likely” contracted one of the animals. However, the risk of further spread by the animals is low. Last week, the Department of Agriculture reported a first transfer to a mink farm employee.

Two farms near Eindhoven were closed at the end of April after corona infections were found in the animals. The ministry has taken measures for mink farms. All companies must carry out virus tests, visits to plants with cases of infection are prohibited. The authorities also examined whether the virus could have been transmitted from one farm to another by wild cats. According to government reports, three cats in one of the facilities showed the virus.

Which animals are infected?

It is still unclear which animals can transmit the virus to humans. And reliable information about which animals are infected is rare. Cases were known from Belgium and France in which cats had become infected from their owners who were ill. However, science does not consider it likely that the corona virus will spread to pets. The Friedrich Loeffler Institute also sees it that way. The institute observes animal diseases throughout Germany and says: Dogs, cats and other pets do not play a relevant role in the spread of the corona virus.

The same applies to livestock, director of the institute Thomas Mettenleiter told Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
None of feathered farm animals such as chicken, duck or turkey have been shown to be susceptible to the new corona virus. The same applies to pigs. “They were tested at three different institutions and none of them led to an infection. This means that these animals are obviously not susceptible to this infection.” And that would not allow them to spread the pathogen either.

It is different with ferrets, by the way. According to Mettenleiter, they don’t get sick, but they pass the virus on. And mink – as in the Netherlands – apparently too.

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