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A Toxic Eden

Publication | April 24, 2014 at 12:13

This study reports results from the laboratory analysis of ornamental plants sourced from garden centres, supermarkets and DIY-stores in ten European countries.

Turning fashion InsideOut

Blog entry by Robin Perkins | April 24, 2014 4 comments

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, one of the worst industrial accidents in recent history, a global collective of celebrities, designers, fashionistas, academics and NGOs are today joining forces to call for radical...

The Bees' Burden: why bees need our help and we need the help of bees

Blog entry by Matthias Wüthrich | April 16, 2014 13 comments

Bees are considered to be the "queens of biodiversity" but bee populations continue to decline as a result of a broken industrial agricultural system which intensively uses chemicals and large monoculture plantations -- a system which...

There are no human rights on a dead planet

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | April 16, 2014 2 comments

Yesterday I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels. In the audience there were over 500 hundred progressive lawyers from over 50 countries. Many of these lawyers focus on human rights issues...

The Bees' Burden

Publication | April 16, 2014 at 7:30

This study reports concentrations of pesticides found in pollen brought back to hives by foraging bees, and sampled using pollen traps or direct from the comb. This is one of the most extensive studies of pesticides in bee-collected pollen...

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