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1 August 2003

[PDF] Emerging Threat: Human Rights Claims

Author: Elliot Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, in Harvard Business Review

...human rights claims should be a pressing concern to every global company. Activist U.S. courts are accepting more and more claims against multinational companies for their business practices in developing countries. The courts are increasingly...

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7 February 2004

NEW VISTAS Language of flowers

Author: Jeremy Seabrook, Statesman [India]

...the conditions in which they [flowers] are cultivated have drawn considerable attention from labour and environmental organisations. [refers to Tesco, Dole, Swiss supermarkets Coop, Migros]

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5 May 2004

Helping Third World One Banana at a Time

Author: Julia Moskin, New York Times

...by expanding its reach to the produce section (Fair Trade bananas and pineapples are already available, and grapes, mangoes and orange juice are in the pipeline), Fair Trade is now trying to reach the American supermarket shopper. [refers to Wild...

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13 May 2004

Barren Justice

Author: Sasha Lilley, CorpWatch

Gonzáles is one of tens of thousands of plantation workers in Central America, the Caribbean, Western Africa, and the Philippines who have sued several U.S. corporations for exposure to DBCP over the last two decades. In March, Nicaraguan banana...

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1 June 2004

States and Corporations: Legal Responsibilities to the People

Author: Ana Elena Obando, Women's Human Rights net

[A] special report on the legal, civil and criminal responsibilities of states and corporations to the people for the violation of their human rights. It explains the international legal framework and the mechanisms available that may be used to hold...

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9 August 2004

Health and safety: lessons from Dow, Dole and Dupont

Author: David Liss, Ethical Corporation

Dow Chemical, Dole Food Company and Dupont Chemical understand that there is a legacy of ill will from their past behaviour and want to separate their past performance from current activity and future efforts. These companies are not perfect, but...

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1 September 2004

[PDF] To what extent does a corporate-state security consensus undermine human rights? - Oil extraction in Arauca: Colombia, the United States and Occidental Petroleum

Author: Annabel Short

Globalisation has been accompanied by a widening awareness of and commitment to universal human rights. However the central argument of this essay is that the current form of neo-liberal economic globalisation favours a narrow consensus between state...

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7 October 2004

Costa Rica banana workers sue over pesticide

Author: Reuters

Thousands of banana pickers in Costa Rica have filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against two chemical companies [Dow Chemical, Shell Chemical] and three major U.S. fresh produce companies [Chiquita, Dole, Del Monte] claiming that exposure to a toxic...

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1 January 2005

ActionAid report says food multinationals "threaten fight against poverty" (refers to Nestlé, Unilever, Monsanto, Parmalat, Cargill, Wal-Mart, others)

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1 January 2005

[PDF] full report: "Power hungry - six reasons to regulate global food corporations"

Author: ActionAid

[refers to BASF, Bayer, Dow, DuPont, Monsanto, Syngenta, Chiquita, Dole, Archer Daniels Midland, Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Fyffes, ADM, Cargill, Zen Noh, Unilever, Nestlé, Tyson, Wal-Mart, Tesco, Asda (part of Wal-Mart), Safeway (part of Morrisons),...

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