The Council of Canadians, one Canada’s most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It’s calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada’s aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.
Food & Agriculture
Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet’s long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met in Alberta, Canada, this week to prove it can contribute solutions to the world’s growing environmental stress.
Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to local water versus a company’s right to sell it for a massive profit.
According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.
After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it’s not OPEC.)
According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell the products widely, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.
Most Dunkin’ Donuts locations still serve up coffee in polystyrene cups, despite the company’s repeated promises to switch to an alternative material.
A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and food industries have much work ahead.
Hampton Creek and its founder and CEO, Josh Tetrick, are accused of cooking the books, over-inflating environmental data and, in the end, possibly defrauding investors.
Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in the country: obesity.
A growing number of food and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies aren’t waiting for the government to mandate ingredients disclosure and supply chain improvements. They’re turning to third-party verifiers in an effort to appeal to knowledge-hungry buyers.
A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.
Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America’s controversial GMO labeling legislation.