The “recycling wars” between Coca-Cola and Greenpeace have spilt into cyberspace, with the beverage giant buying the top advertising slot for searches of the environmental group’s name.
The battle for internet attention follows claims by Greenpeace that free-to-air television channels 7, 9, 10 and SBS had all declined to broadcast the group’s anti-Coca-Cola, pro-recycling ad.
“Pretty much everywhere we’ve gone, advertising space has been blocked,” James Lorenz, communications manager for Greenpeace, said. “Our assumption is that it’s the advertising pressure from Coke.”
A new certification body for genetically modified organism free (GMO-free) foods has been launched in Australia.
GMO-ID Australia, a subsidiary of accreditation body HACCP International Pty Ltd, which has specialised in product certification for the food industry since 1998, will use the ‘Cert ID Non GMO’ (Cert ID) certification system in Australia and the Pacific region.
The Cert ID system will offer a range of third party certification schemes aimed at the food industry, including farmers and growers through to manufacturers, suppliers,…
Urban beekeepers are demanding retailer Bunnings Warehouse remove all products containing the pesticide neonicotinoids, following the European Union’s decision to ban it a fortnight ago.
More than 16,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the hardware chain to pull popular Yates-brand pesticides off its shelves.
One brand sold by Bunnings – Yates’ Confidor Hose-On Lawn pesticide – carries the warning it ”will kill bees”.
Melbourne chairman of the Victorian Apiarists’ Association, Bernie Heinze, said research linked neonicotinoids with colony collapse disorder…
Some of Australia’s biggest retailers are facing threats of a consumer boycott after failing to sign an international agreement to improve fire safety and working conditions in Bangladesh, following the country’s worst industrial accident.
Woolworths and Kmart – which have factories operating in Bangladesh – have declined to sign the legally binding agreement that compels retailers operating in Bangladesh to improve conditions and pay for factory repairs and fire safety by this week’s deadline.
Clothing retailer Cotton On said it would decide…