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Cruise industry eyes Cuba

Jul. 8, 2015 / Posted by: Caroline Schwaner / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Cruise ships

The Obama administration’s plans to normalize relations with Cuba and the introduction of legislation to relax travel restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba have launched a tourism frenzy -- and the cruise industry is first in line. Dr. Jorg...

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“When Wilmar finishes, we have no future left:” New report on Nigerian palm oil land grabs

Jul. 8, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Advocacy, Blog, Economics for the Earth, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Forests, Jeff conant, Palm oil

The oil palm tree is native to West Africa and palm oil, in its rawest form, is a staple of the West African diet. So, while it is new to Western consumers as an ingredient in roughly half of our packaged foods and cosmetics, palm oil is nothing n...

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Truth or deception? New report exposes how industry front groups are spending millions to shape the story of food

Jun. 30, 2015 / Posted by: Kari Hamerschlag, Anna Lappé and Stacy Malkan / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology / Tags: Food safety, Kari hamerschlag

Organic and non-GMO food sales are skyrocketing as more and more people are choosing healthier, more sustainable food produced without synthetic pesticides, GMOs or the routine use of antibiotics and added hormones. Rather than respond to changing...

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