The fashion industry

Fashion is a huge industry and people love it. But it's also  a by-word for exploitation and environmental damage. Most clothes are now produced in poor countries with very poor health and safety records. It's also responsible for a huge amount of waste. Firms employ lots of young women on... More

Dangerous deals are still going to be done in the dark

The government’s Trade Bill was debated yeaterday As it stands, it's a power grab. It doesn’t give parliament or the public any role at all in overseeing future trade deals. Instead, it gives trade secretary Liam Fox a blank cheque to negotiate over our food standards, our public services... More

Fighting for smallholder farmers

The global fight for small farmers’ rights Negotiations are taking place at the UN on a declaration of rights for small-scale food producers. This would be an important step to protect small farmers across the world from escalating levels of violence and oppression. Small farmers feed the most... More