Dow Crop Chemical Labeled “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans” | EWG

… there is “strong evidence that 2,4-D induces oxidative stress that can operate in humans and moderate evidence that 2,4-D causes immunosuppression, based on in-vivo and in-vitro studies.” “We have known for decades that 2,4-D is harmful to the environment and human health, especially for the farmers and farm workers applying these chemicals to crops,” said Mary Ellen Kustin, senior policy analyst for the Environmental Working Group. “Now that farmers are planting 2,4-D-tolerant …

Peru’s Organic Workers Call for Food Sovereignty | News | teleSUR English

… organizers of the conference see the future of small organic farmers as one of the struggle between the ecological healthy food movement and the free market forces that prioritize profits instead. This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Perus-Organic-workers-Call-for-Food-Sovereignty-20150602-0032.html. If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english …

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 …

AGL’s Camden coal seam gas claims spark transparency fears

… at the company’s 144-well Camden Gas Project. They include a rig manager who worked 21 days’ straight and a sudden release of gas that injured workers. Coal seam gas is shaping as a hotly fought state election issue in rural and regional NSW, amid public concern over the pollution of land, water and air. Radio host Alan Jones, whose castigation of Queensland’s LNP government over coal mining is likely to have contributed to the party’s electoral walloping, is a vocal …

Evidence CSG project may be in danger | Daily Liberal

… the community is not backing down on this one, we want our land and water protected from coal seam gas.” Wilderness Society Newcastle Campaign Manager Naomi Hogan said there were growing signs the project could be mothballed, with workers contracts not being renewed. via Evidence CSG project may be in danger | Daily Liberal. …