Posted on August 23, 2012
Dozens of household products and pesticides on retail shelves across Canada contain carcinogens, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and reproductive toxins. Yet most consumers have little idea what they’re being exposed to.
That could change this year with the release of the CancerSmart Consumer Guide, published in March by the Labour Environmental Alliance Society (LEAS) and just hitting distribution networks now.
The first of its kind in Canada, the 24-page guide identifies carcinogens, reproductive toxins
Posted on August 21, 2012
by Don Malcolm
The world’s most powerful governments are proud to declare that they are fi ghting a global war on poverty. They back their rhetoric with foreign aid in the form of massive expenditures of public money, surplus goods, and often, military assistance, commonly known as peacekeeping.
Posted on August 17, 2012
by Danielle Murray, Earth Policy Institute
From farm to plate, the modern food system relies heavily on cheap oil. Threats to our oil supply are also threats to our food supply. As food undergoes more processing and travels farther, the food system consumes ever more energy each year.
The US food system uses over 10 quadrillion Btu
Posted on August 11, 2012
The consequences of such large-scale development of agrilculture has been devastating, causing large-scale environmental and social problems.
by Paul Wolda
Nildo Quiros is obviously disturbed as he surveys the road directly in front of his speeding Toyota 4x4 truck. I soon discover why. A series of deep potholes in the tarmac have yielded half of the road impassable at speeds exceeding 5 km/hr.