Corporate Social Responsibility
Food Chain Alliance Featured Member:The Street Vendor Project
The Street Vendors Project (SVP) is a member-based organization with nearly 2,000 vendor members working together to ensure the rights of street vendor operators in New York City. In partnership with the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit that provides legal advocacy and representation for marginalized New Yorkers, the Street Vendor Project was founded as a workers center for and by the street vendors of New York City. With over 40 affiliates in the United States, the SVP is also a member of an international alliance of street vendors who promotes solidarity and equal rights for street vendors around the globe.
IFG Programs & Activities
THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON GLOBALIZATION (IFG) is a North-South research and educational institution composed of leading activists, economists, scholars, and researchers providing analysis and critiques on the cultural, social, political, and environmental impacts of economic globalization.
ForestEthics: Three reasons why we don’t want crude by rail
There are countless reasons why moving explosive oil in unsafe rail cars is, to put it simply, not a good idea. Crude by rail puts our community safety and our landscapes at risk. All that risk, and where’s the reward?
That’s the kicker. For you and me, there is none.
Here are three reasons why oil by rail is unacceptable in North America.
Women's Voices for the Earth: Clorox Breaks Secrecy Around Fragrance Ingredients
Clorox announced today that it would begin disclosing fragrance allergens in its cleaning and disinfecting products in the U.S. and Canada, becoming the second major cleaning product company to do so. (Reckitt Benckiser (Airwick, Lysol) began disclosing fragrance allergens in its U.S. products earlier this year.) Clorox’s disclosure represents another huge step forward in breaking the airtight secrecy companies have maintained around fragrance ingredients in consumer products.
The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis
by Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.
application/pdf iconThe Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis (PDF 2.11MB)
In rural Brazil, we have observed that the expansion of monocropping for the production of agrofuels, namely sugarcane ethanol, continues. Ethanol made from sugarcane is said to be Brazil's main source of agro-energy, considering the volume produced, the total area used for sugarcane production and the amount invested in the expansion of the sugar-energy industrial park.
Described as a process to open new frontiers, the expansion of sugarcane production has been concentrated, in terms of production volume, in the Centre-South region, principally in the States of Minas Gerais, Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul, Parana and Sao Paulo.
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