Richard Liroff, Ph.D. talks about a new investor network concerned with reducing unnecessarily toxic chemicals in products. DuPont shareholders broadly support resolution calling for the company to report on options to speed the elimination of PFOA production and use (a chemical used in producing Teflon as well as grease and stain resistant coatings on carpet, textiles and food wraps).
In addition, we hear a live report from Simon Billeness at an Amnesty International protest regarding the role of Yahoo in jailing a Chinese dissident.
Coca Cola faces human rights and environmental charges in India and Columbia. Amnesty International targets Yahoo for cooperating with Chinese government to jail a dissident. Guests include Amit Srivastava of the India Resource Center, Camilo Romero Students Against Sweatshops, Kari Bjorhus of Coca Cola, Ann Corbett and Simon Billeness of Amnesty International.