Poverty

This Iron Fish Is Saving Lives In Poverty-Stricken Cambodia

In affluent countries like America, 9.6% of the population is iron-deficient, or anemic. But in developing countries like Cambodia, that statistic is near 50%, with mainly women and children suffering most from this condition. This travesty was witnessed by Canadian science graduate Christopher Charles when he visited Cambodia six years ago. He was shocked when he many […]

The Man Who Stopped France’s Food Waste Seeks To Globalize The Law!

The Man Who Stopped France’s Food Waste Seeks To Globalize The Law!

The internet was in a frenzy when France recently passed legislation making it illegal for stores to purposely waste discarded food. As many pointed out in the comments section of True Activist’s coverage, such an intelligent plan deserves to go global – and now it just might! Arash Derambarsh, the local councillor who kick-started the fight […]

Surprising Study Shows People Have Stronger Work Ethic In Countries With Generous Welfare System

After the Conservative ‘victory’ in the British elections, the subject of welfare is a hotly debated topic, as it is in the States and elsewhere. The economic crisis has been used as an excuse to attack the most vulnerable in society, with politicians (supported by the corporate media) threatening to cut benefits and expand their controversial forced […]

How To Solve Europe’s Migrant Crisis, According To Politicians: Let’s Attack Their Boats

How To Solve Europe’s Migrant Crisis, According To Politicians: Let’s Attack Their Boats

To anyone with an ounce of compassion for the unimaginable suffering of those fleeing war-torn countries for the safe haven of European soil, the idea of sending the military to destroy ships bringing illegal immigrants to the continent is unthinkable. Yet that’s exactly what is being proposed by politicians in Europe, with widespread public support. […]

France Is Making It Illegal For Grocery Stores To Waste Food

France Is Making It Illegal For Grocery Stores To Waste Food

Believe it or not, in effort to keep dumpster divers from attaining edible, discarded goods from supermarket shelves, some stores actually douse trashed items with bleach to discourage foragers. But the days of destroying in-tact and unsold food items are limited for stores in France, as the country has just passed new legislation which aims […]

McDonald’s “New Policy” Bans Customers From Buying Food For Homeless

McDonald’s “New Policy” Bans Customers From Buying Food For Homeless

A number of stories have recently come to light, showing that McDonalds allegedly has a new policy which is preventing customers from buying food for homeless people. In the UK this month alone there have been two separate incidents to make international headlines, where homeless people were denied service at McDonalds. The first case involved […]

The Town Fighting Heroin Addiction With Compassion, Not Handcuffs

The Town Fighting Heroin Addiction With Compassion, Not Handcuffs

A police department in Gloucester, Massachusetts, has decided to scrap the ‘War on Drugs’ for a more practical approach- offering a helping hand and friendly ear to heroin addicts in the town. People dependent on opium will now be able to seek support from the local cops- even if they have drugs in their pockets. “It’s […]