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Ice Cream for a Cooler Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 09.25.2011 | Food
Avital Andrews

We asked dessert experts to recommend their favorite eco-friendly ice cream, so you can cool your palate and the planet at the same time.

Equal Exchange: Worker-Owned Fair Trade Food Company

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 09.15.2011 | Business
Joan Brunwasser

My guest today is Daniel Steinberg, Community Brand Builder at Equal Exchange. Welcome to OpEdNews, Daniel. Can you tell our readers a bit about Equa...

China Reports Rapid Increase In Tax Revenues Amid Debt Concerns

Posted 09.18.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Kevin Yao) - China's tax revenues in the first half of the year surged 29.6 percent from a year earlier to 5 trillion yuan ($773 billion)...

Credit Rating Agency Expects More Chinese Companies To Be Investigated

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business

HONG KONG -- Chinese companies will continue to be hit by corporate fraud accusations and investigations as the country struggles to improve corporate...

Stop Your Addiction to Middle East Conflict News

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 09.14.2011 | World
Karin Kloosterman

Arab uprisings, Iran's uranium enrichment, and flotillas to Gaza: The Middle East always seems to be riddled with conflict, and problems, and sometime...

Embattled Colombian Unionists Rally Against 'Free Trade'

Michelle Chen | Posted 09.13.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

Gathering with fellow unionists in Washington, D.C., Jose Hugo Yanini speaks firmly about labor rights in Colombia. But a few weeks ago, the industria...

China Beats Growth Expectations, But Economy Still Slows

Posted 09.12.2011 | Business

BEIJING (Aileen Wang and Kevin Yao) - China's economy grew faster than expected in the second quarter, easing fears of a hard landing and strength...

China Unfairly Protected Domestic Manufacturers, WTO Rules

AP | By JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- The World Trade Organization ruled Tuesday that China was unfairly protecting its domestic manufacturers by limiting the export of nine raw ...

Manufacturing Growth Picks Up For First Time In Four Months

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Leah Schnurr) - The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector picked up for the first time in four months in June, a sign of optimism f...

The Korea Trade Deal in Two Minutes (VIDEO)

Lori Wallach | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Check out this two-minute film from Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch about the job-killing NAFTA-style Korea trade deal. Or, if film isn't your th...

Companies Moving Jobs To U.S. From China To Avoid Inflation

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

MILWAUKEE (Scott Malone) - On a recent morning at Master Lock's 90-year-old factory in Milwaukee, a cluster of machinery was whirring, every 2 sec...

Unfair Trade Policy: A Gift That Keeps on Giving

Cynthia Dill | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Dill

What do you get when you mix bad trade policy, unregulated multinational corporations, economic insecurity and a hard-working Maine community desperate for jobs?

5 Farm-To-Cone Ice Creams

Food Republic | Posted 08.26.2011 | Food
Food Republic

You don't have to stick with tubs of conventional ice cream brands where the ingredients, while indulgent, have an unknown origin.

Survey: China Is BIased Against Foreign Companies

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

BEIJING -- A growing number of European companies in China believe they are being treated unfairly by the government and expect discrimination to incr...

U.S. Multinationals Revive NAFTA-Style Trade Deals on Capitol Hill

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Whatever nation wins in the neocolonial land grab, multinational agribusinesses will come out on top. As we saw with the NAFTA in Mexico's designated rural sector, big agriculture's gain is the small indigenous farmer's loss.

The FaithFul Shopper: Choices for Chocoholics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to revisit where to buy the world's best treat -- chocolate. Whether you love your chocolate light and sweet, or dark and bitter, there are plenty of places old and new to indulge.

Large-Scale Coffee CSA Debuts

Slashfood | Kristine Hansen, Posted Apr 11th 2011 @ 12:00PM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Food

Today, a new coffee CSA (it's actually called Coffee CSA) debuts as a project from Pachamama, a global cooperative of coffee farms. Though there are s...

Rwanda Rises: A Lesson in Hope

Francine LeFrak | Posted 06.05.2011 | World
Francine LeFrak

Let's face it, our world has seen better days. Take a look at the newspaper on any given day and you'll find enough tragedy and disaster to send you s...

Why "Fair" Trade Is Not The (Whole) Answer

Ian Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ian Fletcher

The idea of "fair" trade is very appealing, whether confronting the plight of autoworkers in Michigan or farmers in the Third World. Unfortunately, it will be only a small part of any trade solution for the U.S. and the world as a whole.

9 Innovations That Changed Coffee Culture (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

In this day and age, in a world of 24/7 connectivity there is also a need for increased productivity, and so it's hardly a surprise that coffee is the...

The Green Light Intiative at the Natural Products Expo

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

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Ivory Coast President Kept In Power By Chocolate

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some of the cocoa in that Valentine's Day chocolate probably came from a West African country where the man in power for a decade...

Making Business Succeed

Stan Sorscher | Posted 04.15.2013 | Business
Stan Sorscher

To get into balance, we need to restore the social contract -- the deal that public resources are rightly used to promote business, and in exchange, businesses recognize a duty to shared prosperity.

Making Clicks Count -- A New Way To Shop Online

The Huffington Post | Abby Wendle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, we're profiling the Young Global Leaders attending the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Shopaholic and do-g...

The UnMillionaire

Pam Grout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Pam Grout

Hal Taussig will never make Forbes list of highest paid CEO's. It's not that his Philadelphia travel company isn't profitable. It's just that Hal donates every penny of profits to innovative projects that address poverty.