Researchers give voice to disabled persons

‘For too long, the lived experiences and voices of disabled people have not been at the heart of research and policymaking,’ said Eilionóir Flynn, one of Europe’s top researchers in the field of disability rights.   Europeans with disabilities are still at a higher risk of poverty and social exclusion than those without disabilities. For … Read more

Meet nature’s plastic eaters

What to do with the non-biodegradable plastics used in food packaging and agriculture? Researchers are turning their attention to microorganisms, enzymes, earthworms and insects to break down plastics.   Plastics are everywhere, and farms are no exception. Plastic sheets are spread on the ground as a form of mulch to suppress weeds. Plastic is also … Read more