Jimmy Rosengrant

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Is Refugee Labor the New Fair Trade Issue?

Fair Trade refers to just compensation for farmers and workers who produce the ingredients we enjoy in various products. With a Fair Trade label, consumers can identify which products were produced in an ethical manner. The main goal of Fair Trade certified products is to encourage the economic …

Greek authorities issue permits to refugees on Lesbos

Greek authorities on Lesbos issue travel permits to 15,000 refugees in marathon 24-hour relief operation<p>A new wave of tens of thousands of refugees is expected to enter Europe in the coming days, the United Nations predicted on Tuesday, as a White House spokesman the US was considering “additional …

Middle East

Sept. 12: This week’s Talking Point – refugee response as an election issue. Plus letters to the editor

For the second week, <b>Canada's response to the refugee crisis</b> has dominated the headlines. Readers, print and digital, confront the issue through the lens of an …

Refugee crisis, money issues in background of 2024 bid race

The International Olympic Committee announced the official list of candidates Wednesday. As expected, they were: Budapest, Hungary; Hamburg, Germany; Los Angeles, Paris and Rome.<p>IOC President Thomas Bach described it as a world-class field — something he was determined to get after the debacle for …

The world is facing a devastating global refugee crisis. The GOP debate ignored it.

On Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidates met in Simi Valley, Calif., for their second debate. They touched on a remarkable variety of global issues, but despite the global ambition of the candidates, they barely mentioned one issue being discussed around the world.<p>This issue affects …

Middle East

Protecting Forests Is a Global Issue and a Local Challenge

<i>By Paul Conway, Cargill</i><p>As world leaders prepare to meet in New York this month for the United Nations General Assembly, they’ll have a whole host of issues on the table with the Sustainable Development Goals, a series of 17 broad goals aimed at tackling some of the biggest challenges facing the …

Sustainability

The United Nations Served World Leaders Garbage For Lunch To Highlight Global Food Waste Issue

It was only a few months ago that John Oliver highlighted the huge issue of food waste and how it impacts our society, economy and the health of our world. Throughout this particular segment, Oliver explored the systemic problem in pointing out the issues with misleading expiration dates, aesthetic …

Migration: A Global Issue in Need of a Global Solution

As the Group of Twenty leaders gather in Turkey this weekend, they will have on their minds heartbreaking images of displaced people fleeing countries gripped by armed conflict and economic distress<b>.</b> The surge of refugees in the last few years has reached levels not seen in decades. And these …

EU expects G20 battle to recognise migration crisis as a global issue | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union expects a battle at the summit of world leaders in Turkey on Sunday to have its migration crisis recognised as a global problem needing a global response, an EU official said on Tuesday.<p>Migrants walk to enter a transit camp after entering the country by …

Phobias: The rationale behind irrational fears

Recently, this section featured an article about the tarantula <i>Typhochlaena costae</i>. While the piece was very interesting, this was likely lost on some readers, as it's difficult to focus on details while distracted by the sound of your own screaming.<p>Arachnophobia is one of the more well-known …

Artist Creates Whimsical GIFs To Express Her Fears & Phobias

Whilst studying at the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Ljublijana Slovenia, visual artist Petra Švajger was given an assignment to "create a …

Fireworks Fears? 11 Top Dog Tips for Puppy Thunder Fear

Scary noises from storms or even 4th of July fireworks can turn the bravest canines into scared puppies. Even fireworks noises for New Years, cars …

Fear Of Fear Itself: 5 New 'Phobias'

Everybody knows about triskaidekaphobia — fear of the number 13. Much has been written about the condition, including a thorough examination by NPR and this <i>triskaideka</i> treatise at Dictionary.com.<p>And there are other phobias you may have heard of: arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and xenophobia (fear …