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Sustainability Heroes vol. III – My Highlights

By Theresa

On Wednesday, 11 April 2018, I attended the third Sustainability Heroes conference held by auditing company DQS CFS. My participation to this company-only event was facilitated by the organizer who allowed me to pay a reduced price reserved for job-hunting university graduates. Instead of giving you the existing information about the conference and its award giving ceremony, this post focuses on my key impressions.

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EU Commission Deciding on GMO Maize Cultivation – Update on EU Action Alert

By Theresa

Creating, selling and cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) raises a number of decisive human rights issues. Therefore, we urged all readers who are residing in the EU and/or are EU citizens to join the protest against the EU Commission’s attempts to extend GMO maize cultivation in the EU. This post is a continuous update on the process, and informs you about the votes from 27 March 2017.

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Not for Children: Toy Production in China Part II

By Theresa

Have you ever wondered how your toys, those you played with as a child, were made? Part I has shown how the value added in the global toy supply chain is distributed among the German market for toys, the Chinese home state to toy suppliers and the four biggest toy brands which dominate the German toy market: in an extremely unfair manner. Who could be the three key actors responsible and capable to start a new game in the toy industry?

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Let’s Talk About Taxation!

A Night Out Collecting Signatures Against Tax Evasion

By Theresa

On Monday, 27 March 2017, I volunteered as part of a ten-people group to collect signatures against tax evasion at a concert in Berlin. This post gives a short introduction to the human rights issues arising from tax evasion mixed with a personal account of the evening.

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Not for Children: Toy Production in China Part I

By Theresa

Have you ever wondered how your toys, those you played with as a child, were made? Or where the toys which you buy now for the children in your life come from? This post is the first part of a brief answer. We take the the case of Chinese toy production and its German customers and focus on the fair distribution of value and workers’ rights in this global supply chain.

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Mail from the EU Commission on “Maybe No” to GMO Maize Cultivation – Update on EU Action Alert

By Theresa

Creating, selling and cultivating genetically modified organisms (GMOs) raises a number of decisive human rights issues. Therefore, we urged all readers who are residing in the EU and/or are EU citizens to join the protest against the EU Commission’s attempts to extend GMO maize cultivation in the EU. This post is a continuous update on the process, and tells you about the mail I received from the EU Commission in February 2017.

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Inedible – GMO business and human rights

By Theresa

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are hugely contested for a variety of reasons. This post briefly presents why so-called genetically engineering our food raises significant human rights issues.

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