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12 Apr 2005
The Rise of Predatory Locales in the Postwar World
On inventive and imaginative research Pandemonium -"the rise of predatory locales in the postwar world" should be mentionned. About techniques of control in a capitalist society, quite a dark book but actually achieves a somewhat productive critizism. Though from personal experience and from a talk yesterday on working in callcenters it might be that on that topic you could write an even grimmer book -my roommate worked for a year at a call center in Scotland and all their performances was messured and put to statistics above 30 min of going to the restroom a week would get you sacked and everybody knew that they were being monitored on their every moove. Access to these workplaces are quite restricted and doing reasarch on it would take a Gunter wallraff approach - which would offcourse be an interesting project in it self.
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FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment. We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product, from production to utilization, and not just what they see in the stores. Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product's life influences the environment and ourselves.

Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers, a website, and a traveling installation as part of an initiative to inform people about alternative food systems and local food movements. The wrappers are disseminated throughout the food chain by piggybacking on oranges. Information will be carried through the food system and into the hands of consumers. The wrapper holds information on a variety of aspects concerning food movements, transport and urban farming. Get your daily dose!

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