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Jackie Chan says 'stop buying' illegal wildlife products

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February 13, 2014
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Actor Jackie Chan has called on consumers around the world to stop buying products from endangered animals like tigers, sharks, elephants and rhinos -- on the day representatives from more than 40 countries gathered in London aiming to agree a landmark global declaration on the illegal wildlife trade. Video provided by AFP


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Changing America's "Roundup Ready" Food Culture

Changing America's "Roundup Ready" Food Culture

FORA.tv (Mar. 10, 2013) Farmer Grant Wilson, from Gramen Farms, a grass-fed beef and dairy farm that produces and transforms live milk into products, sells grass-fed beef products, and educates their consumers. Grant will be sharing his knowledge of the benefits of these products to your health and why GMO products are so destructive to your food sources at the Gluten Free Society - Humble Civic Center.
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Food Inequality Won't Slow Whole Foods, Sprouts

Food Inequality Won't Slow Whole Foods, Sprouts

TheStreet (Feb. 26, 2014) Prices may be higher at organic food stores, but that won't slow growth at natural food sellers like Whole Foods and Sprouts, says Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets". The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating, says Dobrow. He also says the major food companies like Mondelez and Nestle are joining in the trend by buying successful natural food operators and growing their brands while letting them keep their values. Video provided by TheStreet
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Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Highlights the Illegal Ivory Trade

Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Highlights the Illegal Ivory Trade

AFP (May 9, 2013) One of China's best-known actresses Li Bingbing traveled to Samburu National Reserve on Wednesday. The aim of the trip is to highlight the illegal ivory trade driving the increasing number of illegal killings of elephants across Africa, and to support efforts to reduce demand for ivory in Asia.
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Environmental Research Sustainability in the Rainforest

Environmental Research Sustainability in the Rainforest

Deutsche Welle (Mar. 10, 2013) Can ecologically sound forestry be carried out in the tropics? Scientists from the Forest Stewardship Council say it can. They have developed criteria for the sustainable cultivation and trade in tropical timber. The FSC seal of certification is a visible sign of compliance with their principles. Companies that do business according to the standards of sustainable forestry can mark their products with it. Customers in Germany, for instance, can check to see what kind of wood they are buying, and trace its origin. But the seal has sparked debate. Various environmental protection organizations are strictly for or against it, with comments ranging from "exemplary" to "completely misguided." Tomorrow Today explains how the FSC's monitoring system works, and whether its seal can really be trusted.
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