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World Food Day 2014 Toasts Family Farmers
Business  (tags: family farming, World Food Day, economy, ecosystems, globalwarming, food, health, family )

Nancy
- 8 days ago - foodtank.com
Today, the world puts 500 million family farmers in the spotlight in observance of World Food Day 2014. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has recognized family farmers as central to solving global hunger and malnutrition.
Tell Walmart: Don't Take Away Employee Health Insurance - ForceChange
Business  (tags: wal-mart, abuse, ethics, human rights, health care, Workers rights )

Beverly
- 9 days ago - forcechange.com
Please sign this petition to demand that Walmart give back the basic right of health care to the employees that it relies on to continue running.
Exclusive Look Behind the Scenes at a McDonald's Food Plant
Business  (tags: business, ethics, sustainabledevelopment, news, goodnews )

Susan
- 10 days ago - gma.yahoo.com
McDonald's announced today it's taking a dramatic step to bring more transparency to how its food is made by launching a new campaign to highlight customer concern IS IT AS BAD AS WE THINK???
Billionaire Investor Peter Thiel Now Wants To Disrupt The Nuclear Energy Industry
Business  (tags: Peter Thiel, Billionaire, Entrepreneur, Investor, Nuclear Energy, Industry, Disrupt, Transatomic Power )

Brian
- 11 days ago - businessinsider.com
"Thiel is one of the most prominent investors and tech visionaries in the world, with a net worth in excess of $2.2 billion. His previous investments include Facebook, LinkedIn, Yelp, and SpaceX."
Trioni - First UK Dairy Farm to Achieve Chinese Organic Certification
Business  (tags: Trioni, UK, Dairy Farm, China, Organic Standards, Certification )

Brian
- 11 days ago - bdaily.co.uk
"Trioni Ltd, the award winning organic dairy brand, is the first UK dairy farm to achieve an organic certification to export to China and Hong Kong. Holding this endorsement, the family owned farm based in West Wales is leading the way for the UK..."
Indiegogo Campaign: Palestinian Women Sew for Change
Business  (tags: Indiegogo, women, traditional embroidery, fund raising, income, fair trade, Sunbula, cooperatives, marketing, Palestine )

Evelyn
- 11 days ago - indiegogo.com
Help Palestinian women create traditional works of art that support their families. Sunbula, a fair trade organization in Jerusalem, helps link small women's cooperatives, & families with the needles, thread & fabric they need to sew, and with markets
Bacon Is the New Veal: Why the Cruelty in the Pork Industry Must Be Stopped
Business  (tags: animals, pig farms, pork industry, cruelty, ethics, money, business, consumers, ethics, cover-up, humans, law, society, news, government, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
Pigs are curious, active animals. When they are immobilized in these tiny cages and robbed of any mental stimulation, they go insane, often biting the metal bars with such desperation that their mouths fill with blood. They rock back and forth for hours.
Let Contractors Fight the Islamic State, Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Says
Business  (tags: Erik Prince, Blackwater, ISIS, Africa, Frontier Services Group, private contractors, cashing in, Pres. Obama )

Judy
- 11 days ago - washingtonpost.com
As the fight against the Islamic State unfolds, the take of Erik Prince, the founder of the former private security firm Blackwater, is straightforward: If the United States is unwilling to send in ground troops, "let the private sector finish the job."
Why Sustainability Makes Business Sense
Business  (tags: Sustainability, Saving Money, Business Sense, Increasing Priority, Overcoming Perceived Difficulties )

Brian
- 12 days ago - environmentalleader.com
"A Grant Thornton report published last month found saving money is the no. 1 reason executives give for moving towards more environmentally sustainable business practices."
EBay: It's Time to Say "Bye Now" to ALEC ACTION
Business  (tags: EBay, ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Committee, stand your ground laws, pay to play, ethics, business, corporate )

Nancy
- 12 days ago - act.standuptoalec.org
This week eBay told reporters it had no plans to end its ALEC membership and would continue its cozy relationship with a group that allows our democracy to be sold to the highest bidder - like any other item on eBay's online auction site.
Big Win! Monsanto Reports $156 Million Loss in Q4 as Farmers Abandon GM Crops
Business  (tags: business, corporate, farming, GoodNews, investments, money, technology, world )

Kathy
- 13 days ago - naturalsociety.com
For the quarter ended Aug. 31, Monsanto reported a loss of $156 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with a loss of $249 million, or 47 cents per share, in the same period last year
Dam Breaks in Europe as Deflation Fears Wash Over ECB Rhetoric
Business  (tags: Eurozone )

Michael
- 13 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
'We are reaching the end game in Europe. If they don't launch real QE soon, the consequences are too awful to contemplate,' warns RBS
WASHINGTON: Nursing Home Abuse Claims Lead to $38 Million Settlement With Feds
Business  (tags: nursing homes, Extendicare Health Services, Progressive Step Corp, Pro Step, improper health billing, nursing home abuse, negligent care, federal settlement, DOJ, false Medicare claims, Medicaid )

Judy
- 13 days ago - mcclatchydc.com
One of the nation's largest nursing home chains has agreed to pay $38 million to settle allegations that it improperly billed federal health programs for the poor and aging and provided unnecessary care, as well as "disturbing" substandard care.
Wall Street's Whipsaw Week Shows Global Economy's Flaws
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, investments, economy, business, corporate, Wall Street, Whipsaw Week, Global, Economy, markets, growth )

Darren
- 13 days ago - nytimes.com
With markets priced for expectations of a steadily improving global economy, troubling signs that growth may have stalled.
A Wells Fargo Employee Asked the CEO for a Raise and Cc'Ed 200,000 Coworkers
Business  (tags: Wells Fargo, Wells Fargo employee, pay raise request, CEO John Stumpf )

Judy
- 15 days ago - washingtonpost.com
His plea was not just to get a raise for himself. His proposal to Stumpf? Use the company's profits to give every employee a raise of $10,000.

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