Ranong, surrounded by lush jungle, adjacent to the Andaman Sea on Thailand’s west coast, is an intriguing place. A Thai border town, with Kawthaung in Myanmar a speedy half-hour boat ride away, it has one of the highest density of migrants in Thailand, with Burmese* numbering approximately equivalent to Thai. Living (or even simply visiting) here, … More Inequality: An Opportunity to Learn?
So you want to buy a new laptop or a smart phone, but you’ve read about numerous social and environmental impacts during their lifecycles. You’ve learnt about polluting production processes – the leaching of toxic chemicals and the heavy reliance on fossil fuels. You are aware that making electronics requires the mining of minerals which … More Computer Buying Tips for the Ethically Minded
After travelling to Myanmar last month I reflect on what it will mean for Myanmar to develop. Will it be necessary to compromise nature and people for the sake of development? … More Myanmar’s Development Journey
While travelling in Thailand and Myanmar I discovered how cashew nuts are grown and processed. … More The Story Behind Cashew Nuts
After my recent trip to Southern Myanmar, I discuss the ethics of travelling to country with current conflict. … More Is it Ethical to Travel to Myanmar?