consumer movement

consumer movement

those organizations which have grown up with the aim of informing and protecting the consumer of goods and services. In the UK, the Consumers Association is the prime example.
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'He was a leader in the environmental and consumer movement here and internationally, he was a leader in social movements,' he said.
Twarog seeks to do more than recover consumer movement history; she wants to reframe consumer activists as feminists or proto-feminists who claimed a political voice for women by politicizing consumption.
'The association had, in the last six years, been a part and parcel of this annual occasion for the global celebration of consumer rights and solidarity within the global consumer movement.
When vegetarians act collectively as part of a consumer movement, they shift demand for traditional meat inward (in economist's parlance) thus reducing the price for others.
The campaign for TNC rules metamorphosed in the 1990s into a strong consumer movement in the developed countries.
There's a continuing consumer movement towards healthier products, and my healthy kitchen is an innovation that closely follows the trend.
Taking a wider perspective than previous histories of the subject, Holcomb argues that the free-produce movement "was the first consumer movement to transcend the boundaries of nation, gender, and race" (3) and that this cause attracted abolitionists from across the ideological spectrum.
There is also a consumer movement demanding ease of access, excellent service, and transparency of both cost and quality, all at a reasonable cost.
"Me want healthy cookie!" Maybe the Cookie Monster from "Sesame Street" announcing this wouldn't be much of a stretch these days, considering the continued consumer movement toward eating better-for-you foods.
These rights, as identified by the global consumer movement, are: basic needs, safety, information, choice, to be heard, redress, consumer education, and a healthy environment.

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