Palm Oil’s Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs – Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)


Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
Palm Oil's Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs
Triple Pundit (registration) (blog)
… starting with PepsiCo, to partner with the RSPO in solving those labor problems, a coalition of NGOs and businesses released an online mapping tool that they say can help companies gauge whether their palm oil suppliers are contributing to

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Can Smoking Out Of Chinese-Made Glass Pipes Make You Sick (Or Worse)? – https://www.weedhorn.com/ (registration) (blog)


https://www.weedhorn.com/ (registration) (blog)
Can Smoking Out Of Chinese-Made Glass Pipes Make You Sick (Or Worse)?
https://www.weedhorn.com/ (registration) (blog)
In 2007, a series of Chinese-made product scandals and recalls led to warnings and bans across a wide range of industries, from toys and personal care to seafood. Toy maker Mattel issued a recall of one million toys made with … U.S. glass blowing

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China Manufacturing: Cha-Cha-Changing…. – China Law Blog (blog)


China Law Blog (blog)
China Manufacturing: Cha-Cha-Changing….
China Law Blog (blog)
Many manufacturing companies in China have always been owned by companies out of Taiwan and Hong Kong. We are getting far fewer new clients going to China to have their apparel, shoes or rubber ducky type toys manufactured in China. We are getting …

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Lets Discourage Child Labour – SAMAA TV (blog)

Lets Discourage Child Labour
SAMAA TV (blog)
This year world day against Child Labour is being marked on 12 June 2016. This year theme of the day is “End Child Labour in Supply Chain”. According to International Labour Organization (ILO) 168 million children in all over world are involved in

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Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation – Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)


Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation
Forests News, Center for International Forestry Research (blog)
That's exactly what Veronique De Sy, a scientist at Wageningen University and at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), did for her latest study by using satellite imagery to quantify the drivers of deforestation for South America

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Benin cotton output has dropped by third during 2015-2016 season – Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)


Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
Benin cotton output has dropped by third during 2015-2016 season
Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
COTONOU: Cotton production in Benin plunged by more than a third during the most recent season, President Patrice Talon said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde. Output by Africa's third-largest cotton producer was 260,000 tonnes during …

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Tobacco Farms Exploit Child Labor In North Carolina – Mintpress News (blog)


Mintpress News (blog)
Tobacco Farms Exploit Child Labor In North Carolina
Mintpress News (blog)
A recent audit commissioned by the tobacco company found that 40 percent of its contractor farms employed under age workers, therefore violating the Federal law on child labor, including 16 percent of minors under the age of 16 were illegally

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Tobacco Farms Exploit Child Labor In North Carolina – Mintpress News (blog)


Mintpress News (blog)
Tobacco Farms Exploit Child Labor In North Carolina
Mintpress News (blog)
A recent audit commissioned by the tobacco company found that 40 percent of its contractor farms employed under age workers, therefore violating the Federal law on child labor, including 16 percent of minors under the age of 16 were illegally

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When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change? – Greenpeace International (blog)


Greenpeace International (blog)
When palm oil companies get banned, are they willing to change?
Greenpeace International (blog)
As Indonesia's president announces a temporary ban on palm oil development, one of the world's biggest palm oil traders faces a customer revolt over its deforestation in Borneo… and it could lead to some big wins for forest protection. Remnant forest

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Easter Island Statues Could Have ‘Walked’ – Seeker (registration) (blog)


Seeker (registration) (blog)
Easter Island Statues Could Have 'Walked'
Seeker (registration) (blog)
"In contrast to popular notions of sledges, rollers or sliders of trees, the evidence shows that moai were specifically engineered to 'walk' in an upright position achieved using only ropes, human labor and simple cleared pathways," wrote the researchers.

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