11 Feb '12, 10am

Excellent blog post from @NRDC Linda Greer: Curtain lifting in China on ugly side of globalization

This week, the New York Times week published articles about Apple Computer ( here and here ) which paint a grim picture about the prospects that manufacturing will ever move back to the U.S. and an even grimmer picture of life in Chinese factories. This news has shocked many readers, but not me. As NRDC’s health director, my charge is to follow the pollution – and then get rid of it. In recent years, the pollution trail has led me to China, which is a global hotspot of toxic water and air pollution, thanks in large part to the vast number of U.S. companies that have shifted overseas and set up shop. I would have never imagined I’d be spending so much time halfway across the world for my work. But before I knew it, I had racked up more than 200,000 frequent flier miles, a large collection of Chinese tea, and more stories than I can tell about polluting and wasteful factorie...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/lgreer/the_ugly_side_of...

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