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Will Higher Food Prices Create a New Crop of Ethical Eaters?

Will Higher Food Prices Create a New Crop of Ethical Eaters?

Will Higher Food Prices Create a New Crop of Ethical Eaters?

With food prices rising across the board due to higher fuel costs and a spike in the commodities markets, you might think that the organics boom would be the first suffer — especially in the midst of a recession. The logic goes that since wallets are tightening across the country, consumers will turn to cheaper meat and produce, eschewing concerns about pesticides, growth hormones and sustainability issues. But could the long term benefits of a changing food economy actually outweigh the negatives?

April 3, 2008

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Dell's Headquarters Fully Powered by Wind and Landfill Gas

Dell's Headquarters Fully Powered by Wind and Landfill Gas

The Austin, Texas, headquarters of Dell computer manufacturer is now fully powered by renewable energy sources. Dell recently announced the completed changeover to power from wind and landfill gas for its 2.1 million square foot headquarters. The company joined forces with TXU Energy Wind Power and renewable waste expert company Waste Management for the green reincarnation—publicly billed by Dell as part of its efforts to be carbon neutral at its owned and leased plants.

April 3, 2008

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Toys "R" Us Launches Sustainable Toy Line

Toys "R" Us Launches Sustainable Toy Line

Just in time for Earth Day, Toys "R" Us has announced a new line of sustainable toys that will begin appearing on store shelves in the coming weeks. The toys, which will use in recycled packaging and carry certifications from groups like the Forest Stewardship Council, come in response to the growing trend of families going green together.

April 1, 2008

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Using Sex to Sell Ethics

Using Sex to Sell Ethics

Animal rights organizations such as PETA, along with smaller operations promoting vegan and vegetarian lifestyles have sparked the ire of the greater progressive left  with recent marketing strategies using female sexuality as a means to promote their message.

March 27, 2008

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Banana Republic's UK Opening Marred by Sweatshop Allegations

Banana Republic's UK Opening Marred by Sweatshop Allegations

As Banana Republic prepared to open its first stores in the UK last week, new allegations broke concerning the company's use of sweatshop labor. Workers there are said to be subjected to 70 hour weeks at as little as 26 cents per hour, with their overtime wages are routinely withheld.

March 25, 2008

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