Posts categorized: Ethical consumption

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The eco guide to mainstream organics

Say you were to swap your weekly shop with a Dane, you’d notice something strange. In Danish supermarkets like SuperBrugsen, myriad organic products are proudly displayed at the front. Try tracking down anything more exciting than an organic carrot in a UK supermarket. Source: The Guardian

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How Our Food Choices Impact The Environment

No meat. No dairy. No problem. For years, the UN has voiced their suggestion of everyone giving up meat and dairy for good. All in the name of saving the planet. But for meat lovers and milk enthusiasts, it’s not so simple. Source: Huffpost UK

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How to be a reducetarian

The first-ever Reducetarian Summit took place in Manhattan last weekend. Speakers and visitors from around the world came together to talk about the importance of reducing societal meat consumption and implementing effective strategies to make it happen. Source: Treehugger

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The High Cost of High Fashion

Campaigns against “fast fashion” scapegoat working-class consumers while doing little to improve the conditions of garment workers. Source: Jacobin

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Why eating vegetarian may not be the most ethical diet

Though meat consumption in Canada has declined or plateaued in the past four decades — per capita red meat went down nearly 40 per cent between 1980 and 2015, according to government statistics — along with the rise of “plant-based” diets and Meatless Mondays, it’s estimated only 4 per cent of Canadians do not eat… Read more »

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Sustainable Business Models Can Lead To Economic Growth

Sustainable business models have a major role to play in economic growth. They could unlock economic opportunities worth up to $12 trillion and increase employment by up to 380 million jobs by 2030, as a report by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC) reveals. Source: Just Means

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The Scary Thing About GMO That Nobody’s Talking About

It’s important to understand that GMOs probably aren’t going to make you grow a giant tumor out of your neck. Your son isn’t going to wind up with a rabbit vagina in the crook of his elbow. Nobody is sticking needles in your peppers. Source: Newco Shift