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Adidas Vows to Use Only Recycled Plastic as Market Shifts Toward Conscious Capitalism

By Phillip Schneider Last week, German clothing company Adidas announced its commitment to begin making their products with 100% recycled plastic by 2024.  As reported by the Financial Times and picked up by CNN and other outlets, the company has pledged to fully “eliminate the use of ‘virgin’ plastic” in…

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Walmart Patents “Big Brother-Style” Surveillance Technology to Eavesdrop on Workers’ Conversations

By Jessica Corbett Just the latest corporation to spark privacy concerns over worker surveillance efforts, Walmart has patented audio technology that would allow the retail giant to eavesdrop on conversations among employees and between clerks and shoppers, to measure employee performance. According to the patent document filed with the U.S….

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The Tricky Way America Allows Corporations to Torture Animals Under Cover of Science

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze I recently wrote an article describing a number of the horrors surrounding the animal testing industry, specifically the use of dogs in that industry. The article relied heavily on information written in an article by Glenn Greenwald and Leighton Akio Woodhouse entitled…

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Cancer Victims Sue Johnson & Johnson Over Mesothelioma From Asbestos in Talc Powder

  By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze “So far we are just scratching the surface. This is a ticking timebomb.” As the knowledge regarding the link between Talcum powder and diseases such as Ovarian cancer and mesothelioma grow amongst the population of the Western world, there is also…

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Beagles are Docile and Trusting – and That’s Why Corporations Use Them For Lab Tests

By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze An illuminating report by Glenn Greenwald and Leighton Akio Woodhouse of The Intercept entitled “Bred To Suffer,” has shed some much needed light on the animal testing industry and the utter cruelty inflicted upon innocent animals for corporate gains and, many times,…

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Canada’s Decision to Allow Monsanto’s Mega-Merger with Bayer Worries Farmers, Environmental Groups

Ottawa – Canada’s Competition Bureau has approved a merger between seed and pesticide companies Bayer and Monsanto, creating the largest seed and pesticide company in the world. “This is an unprecedented level of corporate control over seeds and pesticides,” said Lucy Sharratt of the Canadian…

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Gov’t Just Gave Foxconn License to Drain 7 Million Gallons a DAY from Lake Michigan to Make iPhones

By Matt Agorist Wisconsin — Environmental groups are in an uproar this week after the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a request by the technology manufacturing giant, Foxconn, to divert an estimated 7 million gallons of water—a day—to where the company is building its…

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European Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto With Conditions

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package, which addresses the parties’ overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition…

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50 Groups Back Landmark Effort to Halt ‘Out of Control’ Factory Farming in Iowa

By Jessica Corbett “Iowa is suffering under the enormous weight of a business that has no respect for the people, environment, animals and future of the state.” More than 50 groups are demanding that Iowa lawmakers urgently pass landmark legislation to enact a moratorium on factory farm expansion…

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Corporate Power, Not Public Interest, At Root of Science Committee Hearing on IARC

By Carey Gillam Commentary: Corporate power, not public interest, at root of upcoming science committee hearing Score another point for corporate power over protection of the public U.S. Rep Lamar Smith, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, & Technology, has slated a…

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