Compassionate Consumerism

Lark Weller Institute for Social, Economic, and Ecological Sustainability Gandhi believed that “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Sadly, everywhere we turn we see consumer products that have been tested on helpless animals. As many people struggle …

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: From Farms to Forks and Beyond

David Wallinga, M.D. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy We live in a world where drug-resistant “superbugs” are getting meaner and more common. These superbugs used to be found almost exclusively in hospitals in the form of life-threatening infections. They are now popping up in communities among healthy children and …

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The Scoop on Cruelty-Free Products

Dallas Rising Animal Rights Coalition Given the inherent cruelties involved in animal testing, consumers are growing more conscious of their purchases. Unfortunately, cruelty free labeling is not always clear. Currently, there are no specific laws that regulate the labeling of products with regard to animal testing, so conscientious shoppers need …

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