Based in Fresno, California, Leon Kaye is a business writer and strategic communications specialist. He has also been featured in The Guardian, Sustainable Brands and CleanTechnica. When he has time, he shares his thoughts on his own site, GreenGoPost.com. Contact him at leon@greengopost.com. You can also reach out via Twitter (@LeonKaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost).

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McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets Score a Natural Makeover

Considering that the current recipe for McNuggets has over 30 ingredients, the fact McDonald’s has taken so long to change the recipe makes one wonder if the company’s product-development team is a few French fries short of a Happy Meal.

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The Global Effort to Make Beef More Sustainable

Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability — but many advocates aren’t buying it. To learn more about the organization’s aims and the future of the beef industry, 3p spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.

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Nissan Mocks Tesla in Attempt to Boost Sales

Nissan raised a few eyebrows with a new advertising campaign that pokes fun at Tesla Motors — and the fact that it has at least 400,000 people waiting for a car that won’t ship until late next year.

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Timberland Announces Bold Sustainability Goals for 2020

Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . . as much as possible within its supply chain. We spoke with Colleen Vien, Timberland’s director of sustainability, to find out more.

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The Social Safety Net, Income and U.S. Life Expectancy

Evidence has long correlated income and life expectancy. But new research suggests that simply living in an area with access to quality health care, food and housing can help boost length of life for even the poorest citizens.

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EPA Renews Focus on Public Health

EPA head Gina McCarthy is now calling for the agency to take another step that is sure to drive many Republicans insane: She wants the EPA to take more of a leading role on public health.

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Solar Shocker: SunEdison Files for Bankruptcy

SunEdison filed for bankruptcy protection in New York yesterday. While some depicted the company’s foibles as a symptom of bigger issues in the solar sector, experts say it was reckless ambition that led to its quick demise.

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Why Do We Still Bother with the Penny?

It makes little economic sense to mint pennies, but they are still accumulating in our mason jars, old ashtrays and between sofa cushions. Why? As in many scenarios, the buck seems to stop with Washington lobbyists.