As the urban farming industry gains more profile (it was a hot topic at this year’s Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit), a growing number of companies are turning greens into gold.
Food & Agriculture
Could Americans really give up beef in exchange for more plants? One group of researchers say it’s the fastest way to reduce carbon emissions.
Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the Sustainable Brands conference in Detroit this week.
A study reveals that tree species in the U.S. are moving north and west — suggested a disruption to ecosystems, and businesses, in the future.
The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse. Mighty has satellite photos that it says confirms these claims. But the political situation in Brazil means this problem will not become resolved anytime soon.
The global meat alternative industry is estimated to be worth a whopping $3 billion and is expected to keep on growing. Dozens of companies already came to market with their own unique meat alternatives, but one Silicon Valley startup is aiming for the brass ring: a vegan product that can imitate gelatin.
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?
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.
To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy,” the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
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?
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.
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?
Over the last few months, the Donald Trump administration has learned a hard fact: America’s mild-mannered neighbors to the north have a back bone. And they have spunk, too.
A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for USDA certification.
After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, Whole Foods is in trouble. The company says it will open a chain selling lower-priced groceries, and has curtailed its expansion plans. But is it enough to satisfy Wall Street?