Posts categorized: Ethical consumption

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Is ethical consumption of products, services enough to make a real difference?

Is ethical consumption of products and services enough to make a real difference? Alone, it’s not. But what’s worse is that we’ve convinced ourselves that it’s sufficient to move governments, business entities, and the regulations that govern them, and change power structures. Source: Economic Times

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Australians waste $10bn of food a year

Australians waste $10bn of food annually with “excitable” Generation Y consumers the worst offenders, according to a new report. Source: The Guardian

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Does ethical consumption have to cost so much?

Eat organic food. Drive an electric car, not a gas-guzzler. Buy clothes made by fairly paid workers: Such calls have grown louder and more frequent in recent years. Source: Singapore Today

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Tastes like moral superiority

Food choice has become a moral morass as consumers are bombarded with confusing messages about what makes food “good” or “bad” and what they should or shouldn’t buy, writes Adelaide University professor Rachel A Ankeny. Source: InDaily

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Inside the world’s biggest cloning factory in China

Boyalife Group and its partners are building the giant plant in the northern Chinese port of Tianjin, where it is due to go into production within the next seven months and aims for an output of one million cloned cows a year by 2020. Source: News.com.au

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The Luxury Sector Now Focusing on a Sustainable Future

Trade associations, educational institutions, nonprofits, luxury groups and brands have all established programs aimed at making the industry more environmentally aware and respectful. Source: The New York Times

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Event: Tania Lewis Masterclass

The dinner table has become a site of spectacle and speculation in recent years. What we put on our plates is no longer purely a matter of private, everyday domesticity. Food is now a space of aesthetic, ethical and public scrutiny. This masterclass is aimed at PhD students and early career researchers. Visit the New… Read more »

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Medical tourism needs rules

Medical tourism is not only bringing ethical questions home with returning patients, but also higher costs to fix botched procedures or antibiotic resistant infections. Source: The Vancouver Sun

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The eco guide to bottled water

Eco-friendly bottled water sounds like an oxymoron. But this cautionary tale suggests that sometimes it’s most pragmatic to find the most ethical bottled H2O. Source: The Guardian