By Frank Whalen There is a sordid industry that few people know about where wealthy corporations, some even located in the United States, exploit grieving poor people who have just lost loved ones in order to get their hands on their dead relatives. Welcome to the international trade in human tissue and its “body wranglers.”
Unlike the business of selling human organs, the human tissue industry, valued at over $1B, is only barely regulated. In the United States, the FDA is tasked with overseeing the safe import of healthy human tissue into the U.S. for surgeries ranging from knees, bladders, breasts, skin and eyes. But regulators only require a registration and a future inspection for approval. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, “of the 340 foreign tissue establishments registered with the FDA, only about 7% have an inspection record in the FDA Continue reading BULL MARKET IN BODY PARTS→
Glencore, the multi-billion pound commodity giant, stands accused of profiting from child labour in a mine in the Congo, and paying the associates of paramilitary killers in Colombia, following a Panorama investigation.
Undercover filming showed children as young as ten working in the Glencore-owned Tilwezembe mining concession.
A la base du drame congolais, il y a un pillage systématique et systématique des ressources du pays.Nous vous exposons ci-dessous la liste des 85 compagnies nommément et officiellement désignés en 2009 dans ce pillage.
Nous vous invitons par ailleurs à consulter le site conflictminerals.org (en anglais) pour davantage d’informations sur les enjeux du sous-sol congolais.