Australians waste $10bn of food annually with “excitable” Generation Y consumers the worst offenders, according to a new report. Source: The Guardian
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
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
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
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
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.
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Items featuring recycled feathers have been on the market in Europe for a couple of years now, and the jump to the U.S. suggests the trend is gaining momentum. Source: Treehugger
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
Chocolate companies in the United States have taken social responsibility stances to combat child labor practices. Source: Shreveport Times