Is Your $40 Skirt Hurting the Environment?

… of the problem. (Ever dipped into Topshop to grab a new dress for a party because “It’s only $60!” even though you have five perfectly pretty dresses already hanging in your wardrobe?) To keep prices low and meet demand, fashion giants now outsource 97 percent of production, paying workers as little as $1 a day and hurting the environments and economies of already unstable and impoverished developing countries. To continue reading this article and to view the video, please …

Biotech foes keep up the pressure for GMO labelling

… genetically modified organisms or GMOs. Every ingredient in certified organic and non-GMO verified products is traceable to its origin and segregated from conventional foods, though such efforts likely contribute to reduced economies of scale and higher prices. “Companies already (trace their ingredients) and many commodities have been this way for a long time,” she said. “GM crops and all foods need to be traced from fork to farm, because people want to know where their food comes …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

… because of the expertise accrued through the construction of the Swansea plant combined with the economies of scale of building the much larger lagoon. “Full-scale tidal lagoon infrastructure gives the UK an opportunity to generate electricity from our amazing tidal range at a cost comparable to fossil fuel or nuclear generation. We have the best tidal resource in Europe and the second best worldwide. We now have a sustainable way to make the most of this natural advantage,” says Shorrock. …