Wed, Sep 30, 2015 - 2:15pm

A New Perspective on Combatting Climate Change: Support Soil & Small Farmers; Not Oil and Big Agriculture!

Small Farmers, Big Change
September 30, 2015

“It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message—spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts, and extinctions—telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Mon, Sep 28, 2015 - 9:53am

Human Rights Abuses Found on Tea Plantations: Read the BBC’s Disturbing Report

Small Farmers, Big Change
September 28, 2015

By Leif Rawson-Ahern, Tea Supply Chain Developer
On September 8, the BBC posted a heartbreaking account of the living and working conditions at the Doomur Dullung plantation, in Assam, India. BBC journalists uncovered tea plantation workers and their families living and working in shocking conditions. They found workers living in dilapidated homes with no access to toilets and drinking water contaminated by raw sewage. Child labor violations, dangerous working conditions, and rampant malnutrition and disease were all too-commonly reported and verified.


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