PMI says it has come a long way as it seeks to transform its business, which sold 800 billion cigarettes last year, into one that will mostly market and sell smoke-free products.
Food & Agriculture
For decades governments have been using insecticide spray and other chemicals to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. But now scientists have come up with another method, thanks to help from Nature — oh, and about 50 years of plodding through tropical jungles. The answer all along, was in the soil …
It was really only a matter of time before the cold-pressed, cold-packed, hand-selected direct-to-your-door meal movement made its way to baby food. But is this start-up from Jennifer Garner and the former CEO of Annie’s Homegrown solving a real problem?
A letter posted on a Florida Pizza Hut bulletin board warning employees that they risked punishment for fleeing Hurricane Irma caused plenty of buzz on social media earlier this week. It serves as a lesson on how a company’s franchisees need to be considered as integral to the company as its supply chain.
Human activity has numerous impacts on biodiversity, but none is more significant than food production. Everything we eat represents a sacrifice: a sacrifice of energy, water and often wildlife habitat to grow and produce our food. When food is wasted, everything that goes into growing and transporting food is wasted.
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.
North America vegetable and fruit growers want President Trump to stay at the NAFTA table and “modernize” the 23-year-old international agreement. And they have good reason: It’s more than quadrupled profits for U.S. and Canada growers since 1993.
Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation Plan over the next several years.
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Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry’s. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more than $1.2 billion (2015) is as much known for its social conscience as for its creamy, irresistible ice cream flavors. Pick a flavor and chances are you’ll walk away with more than just a good feeling in your tummy: You’ll feel you’re making a statement.
A coalition of environment groups has urged the federal government to enact more cuts in biofuels production, as they claim the environmental promises promised by the Renewable Fuel Standard have failed to materialize 10 years after the program launched.
Timberland and the Smallholders Farmers Alliance have reintroduced cotton as not only a way to help revitalize the economy, but to also claw back against ongoing deforestation that has contributed to the country’s stubborn poverty.
The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and sustainable food will become readily available to the masses?
According to Mighty Earth, Samsung is using proceeds from the sales of products such as Note 8 smartphones to develop palm oil plantations with some of the most notorious agribusiness interests in Indonesia.
The world’s population is expected to increase to just under 10 billion by 2050. Food production must be smart, efficient and sustainable say scientists, and new research suggest it’s agroecology, not genetic engineering, that has the best tools at hand for providing enough food for hungry populations.