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June 6, 2001 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Before you get that cell phone check to see where the tantalum inside it comes from. You could be funding a civil war in the Congo.
posted by kliuless (4 comments total)

 
there was a new scientist editorial on this last month, it's nice to see the industry following up.
posted by kliuless at 2:49 PM on June 6, 2001


And here I merely thought that a penny per call was underwriting bio-weapons research. Why don't they put this in the ads?!
posted by dhartung at 3:53 PM on June 6, 2001


And Rold Gold pretzels are funding sweatshops in Burma.

I've got the munchies.

Sorry, Burma.
posted by Su at 11:16 PM on June 6, 2001


C|Net News.com ran a story about the impact on the gorilla population on their tv show this past weekend: here's the video
posted by owillis at 11:21 PM on June 6, 2001


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