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Chocolate: The Bitter Truth

Fair Trade isn’t just about coffee. Many commodities are subject to abuse by large trading corporations and large growers. Coffee is perhaps the largest volume, but tea, chocolate, sugar, bananas, and many others are also important. Chocolate is subject not … more

Posted in Advocacy & Activism, Civil Liberties, Economic Justice, Economy, Business, & Money, Fair Trade vs. Free Trade, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Industrial Food Production, Sustainable Growing, The World, Workers' Rights |

Human Trafficking

A few years ago, police in a town in NJ raided a suspected brothel. But they didn’t find young women working as prostitutes, they found sex slaves who had been trafficked from overseas—captives whose every move was controlled by the traffickers. Trafficking … more

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The Human Cost of Consumption

by Lauren Warner — When we discuss a sustainable environment, we commonly focus on the ecological aspects. Central to peak oil and global warming theories is the concept that the toll on the environment is irreversible. But what about the … more

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