The U.S. chocolate and candy industry says it’s serious about portion control and sugar intake. A trade group representing some of America’s largest brands pledged to offer smaller sizes of popular candies and prominently disclose caloric information. But is this the last gasp of a struggling industry?
Author: Leon Kaye
Some organic corn and soy imported into the U.S. actually shows high levels of pesticide residue — potentially creating a huge problem for many organic food companies’ supply chains, the Washington Post reported in a new investigation.
Aquaculture still has its opponents in the U.S., but its supporters argue that it has become far more safer and sustainable. Is it time for a rethink as to how Americans source our seafood?
Today Levi Strauss & Co. announced $1 million in grants for organizations that provide community outreach and legal assistance for immigrant, refugee, religious minority, and transgender communities.
Eric Lundgren, who advises companies on recycling, built his own $12,900 electric vehicle from salvaged materials – and it took on a Tesla Model S in Southern California to see which has the longer range.
The U.K. discount carrier says its emissions-reduction measures have been so successful that it plans to rewrite its long-term sustainability goals.
Crafting Mexican spirits like tequila and mezcal has a huge environmental footprint. But the artisan distillery Sombra Mezcal in Oaxaca says its process benefits both people and the planet.
A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructures vulnerable across the U.S.
Former President Obama recently spoke in Milan about agriculture’s impact on climate change – a surprise considering how it was seldom a discussion of his while he was in office. Could sustainable agriculture be part of his post-presidency legacy?
France has announced a large investment in renewable power projects, suggesting the country will start a slow transition away from nuclear power, which has provided the country about three-quarters of its power for decades.
Alaska Airlines has announced that its customers who are on parental leave can extend their elite status until months after they return to work. It’s an innovative program to delight customers without breaking the bank.
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The School Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation, harnesses big data to help local school districts and healthcare providers deliver services to at-risk adolescents across the U.S.
GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread universal basic income experiment.
Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries – but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have made a huge mess. Now the CPG giant says it will test a pilot recycling project in Indonesia to tackle the problem.
Tesla says its solar roofing tiles are ready for market — and promises quite a payoff over the life of these next-gen solar roof systems.