reportage & investigation

EU-system alerts consumers – after they have eaten

Detrimental effects on IQ, damage the brain of young children and exposed mothers gave birth to mentally retarded children.

National tests show we eat insect poison

European citizens continue to eat and drink the insect poison believed by scientists to cause damage to children’s brains.

On your dinner plate and in your body: The most dangerous pesticide you’ve never heard of

Scientists say there is no acceptable dose to avoid brain damage. Its use is banned in several European countries. Yet its residues are found in fruit baskets, on dinner plates, and in human urine samples from all over Europe.

The Secret Players Behind Macedonia’s Fake News Sites

Rather than being the work of apolitical teens, the sites were revealed to have been established by a prominent local lawyer and were operated with the help of US citizens.

One study only paved way for chlorpyrifos

The EU-approval of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was based on one single study concerning possible damages on the developing brain.

24 hours without alcohol. Sober life in a small Belarusian city

In this glimpse into provincial life, Karpeka chronicles both the banality of and indifference to a day in the life of a small Belarusian city where the sale of alcohol was banned for a mere 24 hours.

Uzbekistan: finding the lost heart of Central Asia

An extensive firsthand account to a rarely known but increasingly important corner of the world.