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Stevia: 260,000 signatures demanding from Coca-Cola to stop its bio-piracy

Stevia: 260,000 signatures demanding from Coca-Cola to stop its bio-piracy

Over 260,000 people have signed a petition asking Coca-Cola to negotiate a fair benefit-sharing agreement with the Guarani people on their profits from the commercial use of stevia-derived products. Stevia is a plant with sweetening properties which   …»

Switzerland is exporting banned pesticides to developing countries

Switzerland is exporting banned pesticides to developing countries

According to confidential information obtained by Public Eye, Switzerland is exporting atrazine and paraquat to developing countries. The use of these herbicides, made by the Swiss-based Syngenta, has been banned in Switzerland due to their extreme   …»

“The Shoe Creator”: how can we make ethical shoes?

“The Shoe Creator”: how can we make ethical shoes?

It is a serious challenge to succeed in buying perfectly ethical shoes. This is why Public Eye is launching the Shoe Creator, an on-line tool that will allow you to design the shoes of your dreams while also respecting human rights. It also   …»

Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Aggressive lobbying by Novartis

Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Aggressive lobbying by Novartis

Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license. The Swiss pharma giant is also turning to Colombian courts in an attempt to kill the price reduction imposed by the authorities   …»

United Nations to assess Bayer and Syngenta’s adherence to international standard on pesticides management

United Nations to assess Bayer and Syngenta’s adherence to international standard on pesticides management

The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) and Public Eye request strong recommendations to avoid health and environmental consequences caused by Bayer and Syngenta pesticides in Punjab.   …»

“Alternative facts” by the Swiss association of commodity traders

“Alternative facts” by the Swiss association of commodity traders

A recent report entitled Commodity Trading Monitoring Report claims to be the “first scientific study” of the very secretive commodities market in Switzerland. But it is in fact merely a lobbying instrument created by the STSA trading association,   …»

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