Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Human Cost of Cheap Clothes and Cheap Food

Recently it has been found that there are unsafe levels of arsenic in our rice. Arsenic is a known carcinogen.  Nearly 300 workers died recently in a Pakistani textile factory fire due to unsafe working conditions.  The factory in Pakistan was manufacturing clothing for Americans.  Americans demand cheap goods while ignoring the cost to human life.  At what point will Americans finally decide that enough is enough and demand goods and services that are not made simply to be cheap, but made to be sustainable and good for us?