Agriculture, Beverages & Food

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Political Ecology Group
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Photos and words from farm workers and communities neighboring methyl bromide injected fields. Read More
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Political Ecology Group
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A handful of corporations control the methyl bromide industry. Enter the realm of the Bromide Barons. Read More
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Political Ecology Group
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Today the Albemarle Corporation is one of the top three producers of methyl bromide in the world. Founded in 1887 to produce blotting papers for fountain pens, Albemarle stayed a paper products company for many years. Read More
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Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church
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Sent approximately February 6, 1997 -- giving RJ Reynolds 30 days to withdraw Camel mentholated cigarettes. As a result, RJ Reynolds met with Rev. Brown and NAAAPI. The issue is still under debate. Read More
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Ozone Action
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Statements from policy and press briefings organized by Ozone Action and held in Washington, DC on February 14, 1996. Read More
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Methyl Bromide Alternatives Network
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Methyl bromide affects human health both directly and indirectly. It is a complete biocide that kills most living organisms in soil, agricultural products and in buildings where it is applied. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies methyl bromide as a Category I acute toxin -- EPA's most deadly category of substances. Read More
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Panos Media Briefing No. 13
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Anti-tobacco campaigners argue that profitable alternatives to tobacco exist but have received little attention. Through their development aid programmes, industrialised countries have helped developing countries to increase their output of tobacco, rather than help them switch to suitable alternatives. Through the imposition of structural adjustment programmes, the World Bank has encouraged governments to support farmers who grow crops for export. While the Bank no longer lends directly to tobacco production projects, its adjustment policies have encouraged additional output. Read More
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