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China Incinerates 3 US Shipments of Genetically Modified Corn
Business  (tags: corporate, corruption, dishonesty, economy, business, marketing, government, goodnews, society, sustainabledevelopment )

- 916 days ago -
China has destroyed a total of at least three genetically modified corn shipments with origins from the United States in a move that echoes the way in which the nation of Hungary destroyed acres upon acres of Monsanto's GMO corn fields.
New York's Fracking Consultant Belongs to Gas-Industry Trade Group
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, destruction, environment, habitatdestruction )

- 945 days ago -
A consultant hired by the state to assess the impacts of shale-gas drilling is a member of one of New York's largest gas-industry groups, according to a letter posted by the trade organization Monday.
Nestlé CEO Says Water Is Food That Should Be Privatized - Not A Human Right
Business  (tags: abuse, freedoms, health, government, society, politics, ethics, corporate, business, consumers )

- 952 days ago -
Do you believe water is a basic human right? According to Nestlé CEO water is a foodstuff that should be privatized, not a human right.
Bamboo: Not as Green as It Seems
Business  (tags: abuse, dishonesty, SustainableDevelopment, environment )

- 962 days ago -
A government agency has criticized four clothing companies for advertising bamboo as "green". In point of fact, says the FTC, "bamboo fiber" is really rayon, the same fiber invented in the 1850s
Worst Bee Die-Off in 40 Years
Business  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, conservation, environment, Sustainabililty, wildlife, world, abuse, SustainableDevelopment, dishonesty, environment, farming, ethics, environment )

- 976 days ago -
This last winter, beekeepers reported bee die-offs of more than 50 percent - the worst loss in more than 40 years. CCD has pushed the beekeeping industry in the U.S. to the verge of collapse, and this could spell trouble.
Tar Sands Pipeline Corporate Bullies Attack Free Speech
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, money, SustainableDevelopment, environment, ethics )

- 1029 days ago -
TransCanada, the multinational building a pipeline in Texas SLAPPed protestors, who opted to reach a settlement just to put an end to the legal nightmare. "I had no choice but to settle or lose my home and everything I've worked for my entire life."
BP Tries To Cover Up Its Oil Spill And Accidentally Poisons The Gulf Of Mexico AGAIN
Business  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, energy, environment, habitatdestruction, habitat, oceans, pollution, wildlife, protection, abuse, business, corporate, corruption, cover-up, dishonesty, lies )

- 1035 days ago -
BP uses a toxic chemical called (ironically) Corexit to make the oil less visible to planes and boats which has increased the toxicity of the oil by up to 52 times. Who owns a huge percentage of the company that makes Corexit? Yep, you guessed it. BP.
Boeing Plans To Deny Equal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples In Washington State
Business  (tags: abuse, corruption, dishonesty, economy, corporate, business, rights, society, gayrights, freedoms, ethics )

- 1096 days ago -
Boeing is reportedly planning to refuse equal pension survivor benefits to same-sex couples. Washington just legalized same-sex marriage but Boeing says since federal government still doesn't recognize same-sex marriage, they don't have to pay it.
8 Terrible Bosses Who Screwed Over Their Workers Because Obama Was Re-Elected
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, corruption, economy, dishonesty, ethics, money, lies, labor, society, politics )

- 1102 days ago -
Some employers are threatening their workers' job security for bogus Obama-related reasons. Good reason to boycott these businesses, and tell them why!
BP Agrees to Settlement Reportedly Including Billions in Fines, Manslaughter Charges
Business  (tags: destruction, conservation, environment, habitatdestruction, pollution, safety, energy, abuse, money, government, energy )

- 1106 days ago -
Between $3 and $5 billion agreed to by BP. An admission of lying to Congress? Manslaughter? If these details are accurate, it still won't be the end of liability for the company that pulled in $25.7 billion in profits in 2011.
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