Top news: Chinese genetic engineering produces cows giving human milk; Austria can produce 85% of energy demand with renewable by 2050; major Belgian toy retailer stops selling Mattel’s toys and asks the company for a clear information on its alleged deforestation connections.

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#Farming: After the exploding watermelons it’s time for human breast milk cows.  Chinese scientists have produced a herd of genetically modified cows that make special milk, which they say could be a valid substitute for human breast milk and controversial baby formulas. Greenpeace points out that China has been investing in genetically modified food research in recent years, despite the lack of an independent system of supervision and inspection.

#Renewables: The feasibility study "[R]evolution Austria 2050" - a joint project of the power supplier EVN,  the Institute for Advanced Studies IHS and Greenpeace - highlights that green energy future in Austria is  possible. The central finding of the study is that by 2050 Austria would be able to produce 85% of its energy through renewable sources. This energy [R]evolution it is possible in a short  time, less than one generation, but Austria need adequate lows and more investments on green energy.

#Forests: We are happy to know that Belgian outlets are following our Barbie  campaign step by step, pushing local toy shops to raise their voice against Mattel’s barbaric behavior. It is reported on De Morgen that Fun, the largest Belgium’s toy retailer, is refusing to buy Mattel’s toys, asking Mattel to quickly work on clear communication about the issue exposed by Greenpeace.