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Send to KindleTweet A Wall Street Journal article delves into the debate surrounding New York Fashion Week and its move to Lincoln Center, where unions are fighting fashionistas. The fashion week folks want to choose workers for setup but the union for stagehands says their members usually get jobs for work on the premises. Fashion [...]
Send to KindleTweet It appears the agricultural food giants have won again, as the European Parliament voted against labeling foods that contain genetically modified ingredients or meat from animals fed GM grains, according to British publication The Ecologist. The organization Friends of the Earth completed a recent poll that said less than 40% of the [...]
Send to KindleTweet The results of an investigative study by Sweden’s environment ministry of the cumulative effects of potential endocrine disruptors, such as parabens and phthalates, will be presented at the November meeting of the Swedish environmental working party, reports Cosmetics Design. The Swedish study is in response to increasing findings that show reduced semen [...]
Send to KindleTweet The European Union has enforced arms embargo and sanctions against Guinea’s military leaders, according to BBC News. When troops opened fire on protesters last month there was a violation of human rights. Rights groups say 157 protesters died in the African nation, but officials say 57 people died. The protests stemmed from [...]
Send to KindleTweet Attacker Kills Kids, Adult At Belgian Nursery On January 23, a 25-year-old man attacked a Belgian nursery and killed two babies and a female childcare provider, The Times online reports. The knife-attacker, who is thought to be a psychiatric patient, had a black and white painted face and first tried to hurt [...]
Send to KindleTweet Australian Man Caught Smuggling Mummies In Cairo, an Australian man was arrested after airport security staff caught him trying to transfer animal mummies and mummies of ancient Egyptian gods, BBC reports. The Australian man was accused of smuggling animal mummies such as a cat and an ibis, which an airport official said [...]
The Melamine Diaries What:Chinese companies are under legal attack over melamine contamination that has spread from milk to fish and home goods.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:The American and European peoples ability to trust their government continues to dwindle, as they add agriculture to the growing list of regulatory failures, following the big one—finance. The crisis started in China in September and has escalated to a global situation by year’s end, with a legal battle ensuing in [...]
Send to KindleTweet U.K. To Label Produce From Israel The UK has announced a plan to clearly label fruits and vegetables that are produced and imported from Israel, the Telegraph reports.The plan is meant to give consumers in supermarkets across the EU awareness that their purchases were giving financial support to the Israeli communities in the [...]
Send to KindleTweet Eight Syrian Civilians Killed In U.S. Attack Eight Syrian citizens were killed by an American helicopter in an attack on a building in the nation’s al- Boukamal region, Bloomberg News reports. The attack was launched from the nearby Iraqi city of Qaim, which is considered a hotspot for insurgent fighters entering Iraq. Syrian officials [...]
Chocolate, Pure & SimpleEthical, Healthy SweetsWhat:The couple behind this South American boutique chocolate house has brought chocolate back to basics, and added flavors from the tropics.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:Chocolate, roses and a beautiful raw jungle—this is what the rural parts of Ecuador hold. The brainchild of natives Santiago Peralta and Carla Barboto, the brand name Pacari translates to nature in the local language of Quechua, the first language for some rural folk, before even Spanish. Created from local cacao [...]