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19 February 2020

Latin America: Trade unions and civil society call on governments of banana producing countries not to incentivise the use of chemical fertilisers

Author: Trade unions, environmentalists, health rights organizations, academics, and human rights (see list in document)

“Open letter to the governments of banana producing countries in Latin America and to the European Unión”, February 2020...

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18 February 2020

Australia: Farms workers of fruit & vegetable grower Costa are found living in 'slum-like conditions'

Author: Katri Uibu & Erin Cooper, ABC News

"Dozens of farm workers found living in five-bedroom building in Latrobe in Tasmania's north", 7 February 2020...

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  • Related companies: Costa
16 February 2020

Myanmar: Govt. sets new rules for contract farming to reduce farmers' debt burden

Author: Htoo Thant, Myanmar Times

"Myanmar govt sets rules for contract farming", 11 February 2020 The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has released rules for contract farming to boost Myanmar's agriculture sector. U Ye Tint Tun, director general of the Department of ...

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15 February 2020

Laos: Chinese-owned banana farms are polluting a river affecting over 500 families

Author: Max Avary & Richard Finney, Radio Free Asia

"Lao River Clogged With Trash From Chinese Banana Farms", 3 February 2020...

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14 February 2020

Brazil: UK retailer Tesco commits to combating deforestation by the soy industry

Author: Food Navigator

“Tesco pays soy farmers to halt deforestation in the Brazilian Cerrado”, 14th February 2020...

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  • Related companies: Tesco
12 February 2020

Thailand: Intl. seafood buyers urge govt. to stay strong in transition towards ethical & sustainable fishing sector

Global retailers and buyers sourcing seafood from Thailand have called on the government to safeguard major reforms in the fishing industry amidst fears of back-tracking. Signatories of an open letter to the Thai government, which include Aldi, Lidl,...

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7 February 2020

Video explains worker-driven social responsibility model for protecting fundamental human rights in supply chains

Author: Worker-driven Social Responsibility Network

"Video: Worker-driven Social Responsibility – Beyond the Headlines", 5 February 2020...

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6 February 2020
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Author: El Pulso Laboral

“Prevalece la violación de derechos laborales”, 6 de febrero de 2020...

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2 February 2020
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Author: El Espectador

“Las promesas que incumplieron las empresas de aceite de palma” – 29 de enero de 2020...

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31 January 2020

Fyffes response

Author: Fyffes

...Fyffes is firmly committed to freedom of association. We absolutely do not discriminate against workers because of their union affiliation. We have hired STAS affiliated workers, workers with no union affiliation and workers affiliated with the...

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