30 Nov '16, 10pm

via @grist

Amnesty International investigators interviewed laborers as young as 8 working on plantations that sell to Wilmar, the largest palm-oil trader. Palm oil goes into bread, cereal, chocolate, soaps — it’s in about half of everything on supermarket shelves . Wilmar previously committed to buying palm oil only from companies that don’t burn down forest or exploit workers. Child labor is illegal in Indonesia. When Wilmar heard about the abuses, it opened an internal investigation and set up a monitoring process. It’s disappointing that Wilmar’s commitments haven’t put an end to labor abuses, but it’s not surprising. It’s nearly impossible to eliminate worker exploitation without addressing structural causes: mass poverty, disenfranchisement, and lack of safety nets. Investigators talked to one boy who dropped out of school to work on a plantation at the age of 12 when his father...

Full article: http://grist.org/briefly/watch-changes-on-the-ol-blue-mar...

Tweets

via @grist

grist.org 30 Nov '16, 9pm

The EPA downplayed its findings in its study of fracking’s impact on drinking water. An investigation from Marketplace and...

@grist

grist.org 29 Nov '16, 8pm

If you’ve tried to drive in Manhattan during rush hour, you know better than to try again. Every year, according to the bu...

Shift Happens, one PB&J at a time: In difficult times, local climate action offers solace -- as does a…

Shift Happens, one PB&J at a time: In difficult...

grist.org 03 Dec '16, 3pm

cities can do for public health and climate change is plant trees . The Florida Everglades, if they could talk, coulda tol...

via @grist

grist.org 01 Dec '16, 11pm

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by a whopping 29 percent this year — but there’s a way to slow it. Accordi...

via @grist

via @grist

grist.org 29 Nov '16, 11pm

Canada’s Justin Trudeau approved two controversial pipelines and rejected a third. The Liberal Party Prime Minister announ...

via @grist

grist.org 29 Nov '16, 9pm

Even Canada’s Texas is ahead of most of the U.S. on climate policy. The government of Alberta is shutting down three of it...

via @grist

grist.org 28 Nov '16, 9pm

Is this the start of a countdown to another clash between Standing Rock protesters and police? On Friday, Corps of Enginee...

There is child labor in your food.

grist.org 30 Nov '16, 10pm

There is child labor in your food. Amnesty International investigators interviewed laborers as young as 8 working on plant...

There is child labor in your food.

grist.org 30 Nov '16, 10pm

There is child labor in your food. Amnesty International investigators interviewed laborers as young as 8 working on plant...

via @grist

grist.org 06 Dec '16, 11pm

There’s a new dystopian show to channel all your real-life fears. Incorporated, a new Syfy series produced by Matt Damon a...

@grist

grist.org 08 Dec '16, 7pm

Nearly 300 million of India’s 1.2 billion people live without power. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to shrink th...

@grist

@grist

grist.org 08 Dec '16, 5pm

Retired Marine General James “Mad Dog” Mattis might hold different views on climate change than many of Trump’s other cabi...

On-Feet Images Of The mita sneakers x Asics GT II Squirrel

On-Feet Images Of The mita sneakers x Asics GT ...

kicksonfire.com 01 Dec '16, 12am

at this release last month, we now return to show you some on-feet images of the collaborative release. The mita sneakers ...

via @grist

grist.org 07 Dec '16, 9pm

Days after the Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant Energy Transfer Partners a key permit to complete the controversi...

H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time S...

ablogtowatch.com 29 Nov '16, 4pm

The story goes that Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion was so enamored with the original Venturer Tourbillon Dual Time Sap...