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The Trouble with Locavorism

A husband and wife team from the University of Toronto have recently published a book called The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet. They argue that the locavore movement is misguided and will have disastrous effects if it is widely adopted. They write that,”locavorism can only result in higher costs and increased poverty, greater food … Continued

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Is Avon’s New CSR Blog Ready to Come Calling?

Avon has just started a new CR blog, Avon’s Calling, as the latest effort in its goal to be transparent and to offer a dialogue with their many stakeholders. What does Avon need to do to meet these goals?

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New Report: Poor Working Conditions Among Food Workers

A new report released by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, looks at the wages and working conditions of workers across the entire food chain, for the first time. The sector employs about 20 million people in the US and it comprises about one-sixth of the nation’s workforce. The report entitled ‘The Hands that Feed Us is based … Continued

McDonald’s UK New Stakeholder Engagement Website Shows Signs of Progress

Following the failures of McDonald’s twitter campaigns, which have brought a storm of protest against the company, McDonald’s UK decided to try another approach. Instead of using an open social media platform in campaigns that seems to be more about advertising, it decided to build a new platform that will actually be more about engagement. The result is What Makes McDonald’s?, where stakeholders are invited to find the facts, share their views and ask McDonald’s a question or two.

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Mango Delayed Due to Climate Change

The people of India have a deep connection with mangoes. Every person claims to have at least one favorite kind but the Alphonso mango is undoubtedly the king. Anyone who has eaten it will attest that its distinctive flavor is hard to forget. However, the last couple of years have spelled trouble for mango farmers in India.

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Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?

Zurich-based group designs a rooftop fish farm that can also grow vegetables – is this the future of local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic food?

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Pulling Indian Farmers Out of Poverty

This is the official entry of Akhila Vijayaraghavan for the Rio Blogger Prize. The winner of the prize gets to go to Rio to cover the climate talks in June. If you like what you read, please support her and like, share, comment and tweet the original on TckTckTck’s website.  One of the biggest deterrents … Continued