Ireland must spend billions, not millions, on overseas aid say Trócaire

As part of its Pre-Budget Submission, the overseas development agency Trócaire has called on the government to continue to grow Ireland’s aid budget from €868 million to €2.5 billion by 2030.    Such a striking increase would mean that the proportion of Ireland’s national income that was being set aside for foreign aid would rise […] The post Ireland must spend billions, not millions, on overseas aid say Trócaire appeared first on Gript....

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Israeli firm pushes flavoured edible bugs to save the climate

An Israeli company has begun to add artificial flavouring to insects, supposedly as a nutritious alternative to meat products, all in an effort to save the climate. Israeli firm Hargol FoodTech has released small brown protein-rich gummy sweets made from locusts, which are related to grasshoppers. Company CEO Dror Tamir told the BBC that “Grasshoppers […] The post Israeli firm pushes flavoured edible bugs to save the climate appeared first on Gri...

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Lithuanian government: Get rid of your Chinese phone now

The Lithuanian Defence Ministry has urged consumers to discard Chinese-made phones from companies such as Xiaomi and Huawei “as fast as possible” over major security concerns, and to avoid buying new ones in future. According to a report from the Lithuanian National Cyber Security Centre, several 5G mobiles from Chinese manufacturers were tested by security […] The post Lithuanian government: Get rid of your Chinese phone now appeared first on Gr...

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