Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: To commemorate World Day Against Child Labour, on 12th June, Rosie Bristow writes about tackling the root causes of child labour in The Guardian.
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Tackling the Root Causes of Child Labour
What can companies do to tackle the root causes of child labour and how can they ensure that they provide decent and appropriate employment opportunities for young workers, parents and caregivers?
Why Fairtrade Matters To Working Women Everywhere
Fair Trade Certified farms continue to empower women, not only through labor protections required by the Fair Trade standards, but also through opportunities for education, scholarships, leadership roles, and micro-finance programs.
From Vicious to Virtuous
To declare that eating organic food is a mere ‘lifestyle choice’ is misconceived.
Thoughts on Water from Young New Yorkers
New York City has announced the latest winners of an annual competition in which students reflect on water through art and poetry.
The Clean Water Act at 40: There’s Still Much Left to Do
The Clean Water Act of 1972, one of the boldest environmental laws ever enacted, turns 40 this year, with an impressive record of cleaning up America’s waterways. But from New York Harbour to Alaska’s Bristol Bay, key challenges remain.
Thai Youth Seek a Fortune Away from the Farm
Experts worry that Thailand, the world’s leading rice exporter, may have trouble finding people to work in rice paddies, as young people stay longer in school and prefer to work in Bangkok.
Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.
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