Sharing love in the global economy: Tough to find gifts that don't do great harm

Author: Dara O'Rourke, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Univ. of California-Berkeley, in San Francisco Chronicle, Published on: 13 February 2005

Unfortunately, the Valentine standbys -- flowers, chocolates, jewelry, perfume, lingerie, stuffed animals -- have all become symbols of much that is wrong in the global economy...For years, corporate leaders and politicians have trumpeted the benefits of globalization and simultaneously done their best to hide its impact on people and the environment. [refers to steps by Revlon & L'Oreal to remove certain chemicals from products sold in US]

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Related companies: L'Oreal Revlon