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Is sustainable palm oil really sustainable? A focus on human rights No ratings yet.

A recent Amnesty International’s investigation shows how human rights abuses are systemic to the palm oil industry. Present in more than 50% of products that you find in supermarkets, from food to cosmetics, from toothpaste to washing-up liquids, palm oil has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. The growing demand for this cheap ingredient has

Food preservatives

Are Food Preservatives Safe? No ratings yet.

Almost everything that we eat nowadays contains preservatives. It is important that we know more about these elements, the reason why they are used in our food and the risks they carry to our health. Please rate this Sample rating item

Lobbyists

Brussels’ policy-making and the power of lobbies 5/5 (1)

Brussels, Wednesday 5/10/16. Last week we went to a CEO’s* Corporate Lobby Tour. It takes place in Brussels’ European Quarter and it aims at raising awareness on the lobbying practices of big multinational corporations and how they affect legislation and therefore, our everyday life. Please rate this Sample rating item

How much labeling do you need?… 5/5 (1)

Certification and labels are effective mechanisms to raise awareness around a range of sustainability issues – from deforestation and over-fishing, to carbon reduction and energy efficiency. But there are now more than 450 different eco-labels used across 25 sectors! And with a growing population using them as buying parameters (69% of Dutch for instance!), the

25 Ways You Can Actually Change the World No ratings yet.

Do you want to help make a difference in the world, but you don’t know how? You’re just one person — a tiny speck compared to 7.4 billion people. Can you really change the world by yourself? The answer is absolutely YES! Many people think that one person can’t make a difference, but they are wrong.

THE CHILLING HISTORY OF MONSANTO’S RISE TO POWER 5/5 (1)

“As part of the process, they portrayed the various concerns as merely the ignorant opinions of misinformed individuals – and derided them as not only unscientific, but anti-science. They then set to work to convince the public and government officials, through the dissemination of false information, that there was an overwhelming expert consensus, based on

What Drinking Coffee Actually Does To Your Body? No ratings yet.

If you are a “procaffeinating” –  the tendency to not start anything until you have had a cup of coffee, you should know what coffee does to your body. COFFEE IS A STIMULANT THAT ‘SWITCHES ON’ THE BRAIN  The most obvious physiological effect of drinking coffee is the feeling of alertness we get from caffeine. Caffeine

Slavery Footprint – How many slaves are working for you? No ratings yet.

Have you ever stopped to think how many slaves are working for you? You probably would say none, right? But have you ever wondered that some choices we make when consuming goods and food, affect many peoples’ lives, people that are working in slavery conditions?  The site Slavery Footprint allows you to check how many