|Trade vs. local economies: Procurement on the table|
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 11/13/2014. By Karen Hansen-Kuhn - Communities across the United States and Europe are working to transform local economic systems so that they are more sustainable and equitable. Many states and communities are utilizing public procurement programs to support those efforts, especially bidding preferences for healthy, locally grown foods, energy or transportation programs that create local jobs and fair markets.
|Trade Agreements Should Allow Countries to Set High Standards|
Atlantic Community [Berlin] - 11/13/2014. By Debbie Barker - Today's trade pacts focus on "non-tariff" trade issues, or trade "barriers". However, what multinational corporations and most trade officials refer to as non-tariff barriers are actually domestic, democratically constructed social, health, environmental, and food safety standards intended to safeguard citizens.
|Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster|
The Times of India - 11/13/2014. By P. Naveen - US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal which left thousands dead and many more with chronic and debilitating illnesses, Amnesty International India said in a official release.
|Clean, Abundant Water and Optimism|
Atina Diffley - 11/13/2014. West Virginia farmers plan to become certified-organic as a tool to educate customers and develop their markets.