Foster Farms’ two new product lines are a big deal to the 76 year-old poultry manufacturer. But it’s even bigger news for the industry, which is being transformed by the FDA’s call for nixing human antibiotics in livestock. But will it be enough to bolster Foster Farms’ sales, given that consumers are now moving toward other companies that already offer antibiotic-free poultry?
Category: Food & Agriculture
Coca-Cola steps up its PlantBottle to achieve 100 percent bio-based materials and pledges 60 percent global penetration by 2020, while preparing for new challenges ahead.
For a minute, consider the environmental impacts of worldwide tobacco usage instead of the health risks that are associated with it. As a former smoker, the thought never crossed my mind to explore the cumulative effects of my choice to light up.
Mexican migrant workers cleared to work legally in the U.S. were housed in rat-infested rooms, paid illegally low wages and restricted from leaving the job, according to federal lawsuits against six farmers.
Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that delivered a letter to RSPO. The letter asks the world’s leading sustainable palm oil self-regulatory organization to prohibit clearing of high-carbon forests and peatlands, as well as strengthen protection of human rights.
Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have tossed stones at its partners in the bottled water industry, some point to the campaign as a model for every sector, for one simple reason: It’s working.
One of the world’s largest providers of food services and facilities management, Sodexo, aims to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 34 percent by 2020.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are the latest restaurants to join Chipotle’s path to cut artificial flavors and become more transparent about recipes.
In search of a way to curb hunger, France becomes the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The initiative could save billions of dollars annually and feed hungry people across the country.
Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch InBev held a Twitter Chat with TriplePundit to share achievements from 2014 and answer your questions. Of course, everything can’t be addressed in 140 characters. In this post, Ricardo Rolim, VP of global sustainability for AB InBev, addresses audience questions in depth.
Walmart, the largest food retailer in the U.S., recently announced a new animal welfare policy. It’s a policy animal rights groups are calling groundbreaking as it engages the company’s entire supply chain and covers a wide range of issues from antibiotic use to housing systems.
We’re running out of phosphorus, one of the most important elements in soil that is critical for agriculture. Time to expand ecological farming, a solution that could replenish soils and build sustainability.
This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states are preparing their pledges, and business leaders are developing their approach at meetings such as the Business & Climate Summit this week. Despite devastating impacts of climate change on the rights to health, water, food, housing, livelihood and life, human rights have been on the sidelines of these discussions.
To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the means to stray off the pathway to sustainability in the first place.