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by Elmar Stellnberger

After 12 years at the head of PepsiCo

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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After 12 years leading one of the world’s largest corporations, Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, has announced her resignation. That means there are just two months for her to leave a legacy that truly matters — for Indonesia’s forests, for palm oil workers, for the orangutans, for the tigers, for you and for me.



Glyphosphate

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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A judge in Brazil has suspended the use of the agrochemical glyphosphate for 30 days until the government would reevaluate its toxicology. Glyphosphate is in use for genetically-modified soybean that is planted on a large scale in Brazil. That way the country is not only dependent on glyphosphate but also many people suffer from the consequences of its massive use. In the USA a lawsuit against glyphosphate by cancer survivors has been admitted while in the EU a lawsuit against the Commission to violate the precautionary principle when re-admitting glyphosphate is in preparation.



Costa Rica

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Costa Rica has decided to become the world's first country to eliminate single-use plastics by 2021. Besides this Costa Rica does already cover most of its electricity needs by renewables. It has powered its electricity grid 150 days without fossile fuels and wants to become carbon neutral also in traffic by 2021.



Stop the Bayer-Monsanto Merger

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The US department of justice has not yet approved the merger between Bayer and Monsanto. This is the last chance to stop it. The resulting company would obtain a near monopoly on the broccoli, carrot and onion seed markets and would be the largest cotton seed producer. - and it would cement in place a chemical-intensive agricultural that that threatens the existence of bees and pollinators and thus imperils the global food supply.



Starbucks, Apple and Amazon

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The European Parliament wants to oblige big corporations by a new law to publish all profits and all paid taxes. That way big corporations can be held accountible of paying their fair share of taxes! Now it is up to Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz who is currently President of the Council of the European Union to put the law into practice. There are only a few month left to do so. It is for chancellor Kurz about to live up to his promises made before the elections.