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Enviro/social section

This section includes a chart illustrating the range of pollutants that are degrading our most vital resource: water, and water-related statistics.  On the same topic of water is a corruption report by Transparency International.


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Unwanted legacy is a reminder of something none of us wishes for.


The following is an excerpt from the article household rules: “Every would-be teacher, engineer, architect, CEO or candidate for public office should be obliged to take a mandatory ecoliteracy test and not be allowed to progress until they pass.  We do it for driving because we accept that unsafe drivers are a public hazard.  How much more of a hazard are our planetary leaders if they don’t know Earth’s household rules?”


Rich opportunity is an article on international trade and sustainability issues; the following is an excerpt:  “Coke’s big leap forward came when it started to consider the impact of water on its entire value chain - and got a shock.  You can’t make Coke without sugar - and you can’t grow sugarcane without water.  The total ‘water footprint’ of the ingredients for one litre of Coke - considered from a total-value-chain point of view - is roughly 200 litres of water.”

As a senior Coca-Cola environment staff comments, “It really doesn’t matter how efficient you are (inside a plant) if there’s no water.”


Food/health section

The food/health topics are currently concerned about genetically engineered/genetically modified organisms (GE/GMOs) and the lack of appropriate seed policies.  Corporations did not create seeds, and many challenge the trending legal and policy system that allows private companies to assert ownership over a resource that is vital to survival.


There are also health concerns around factory farms, mainly the arsenic in the feed - specifically chicken, pork and turkey, and concerns about overcrowding and poor sanitation because this significantly increases the chances of outbreaks of disease in these large operations.


This section also has a short but important note about the urgent plight of bees and how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concealed knowledge of (pesticide/insecticide's) toxic impacts to bees.


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