Biodegradable and Biobased Plastics Not Created Equal

Bioplastics is an umbrella term that includes products that are biobased, biodegradable and/or compostable. There are distinct differences between these classifications. Additionally, each has some unique advantages.

Reducetarian: 2017’s Diet Trend for Planetary Wellness

If a group of forward-thinking sustainable food leaders have their way,  the term “Reducetarian” will join the everyday lexicon of those who care about the environment, the food supply and public health.

Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods: Death to Retail?

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon raises a bevy of questions about the future of retail. Are we seeing automation gone awry, or are about to embark on new ideas that could actually save brick-and-mortar stores?

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

America’s Small Landowners: One Forest at a Time

Building strong relationships with small landowners is key to a sustainable timber industry, says Domtar. We speak with one small landowner from Southeast Arkansas about what’s critical to maintaining a healthy, vibrant tree farm. And we chat with Paige Goff, Domtar’s vice president of sustainability about what the company has learned from landowners, its most dedicated stewards of America’s forests.

U-Haul Invests in New England Wild Spaces

U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a commitment to work with The Conservation Fund to offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of a forest ecosystem in rural New Hampshire.

To Reduce Meat Consumption, Gussy Up Those Menus

Two recent studies suggest that boosting the consumption of meat alternatives and vegetables could be simple. In fact, subliminal messaging, or even more vibrant descriptions of food, could persuade consumers to explore meals without animal protein.

The Power of a Conservation Easement

A new conservation easement in eastern Oregon protects the Zumwalt prairie. The land owners teamed up with TNC, NRCS and The Climate Trust to ensure their 12,225-acre ranch will benefit both ranching livelihoods and native habitat.

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications and aims to expand more responsible and sustainable farming worldwide.

The Vegan, Saudi Prince Investor

HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed is a hip, young vegan Saudi Prince who invests in clean energy and supports animal rights. He spoke with TriplePundit about his passion for plant-based food and new documentary projects.

21 Percent of Palm Oil Now Responsibly Sourced

The RSPO recently announced that 21 percent of the world’s palm oil supply is now certified as sustainably sourced. NGOs reply, however, that there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Unilever’s Sustainable Food Manifesto

The way we produce, manufacture and distribute food must change, says Unilever, if we are going to meet critical 2050 targets to ensure everyone on the planet has nutritional food. To increase dialogue and innovation in that quarter, Unilever is launching a new manifesto, calling for companies big and small, to take initiative in changing the way we address the world’s need for adequate food.