We all know about the huge declines in bee and monarch butterfly populations. Now, it turns out thatin some areas nearly all insects are at risk of extinction. And if we don’t solve this problem soon, the repercussions could be huge.
Food & Agriculture
“A bill of this importance merits hearings, expert testimony and thorough legal analysis, not the ‘backroom dealing’ that created this deeply flawed draft,” Andrew Kimbrell, executive director of the Center for Food Safety, said of the GMO-labeling legislation that hit the senate floor this week. “As it stands, this bill is a sham and a legislative embarrassment.”
WhiteWave, best known for its Silk brand of non-dairy beverages, Earthbound Farms salad mixes and Horizon organic milk, offers Danone an opportunity to bolster its presence in North America and emerging markets.
Kashi’s new Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits feature Certified Transitional ingredients that help increase access to organic foods.
Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
Asia Pulp and Paper is changing its tone and approach toward environmentalists and the media. 3p’s Leon Kaye headed to China to learn more about the company’s sustainable forestry efforts and the challenges that remain.
Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left behind.
Industry stakeholders are on a quest to make coffee the world’s first entirely sustainable agricultural product. Rwanda and Mexico are the first governments to sign on, joining companies like Starbucks as well as environmental NGOs.
The popular Blue Bottle Coffee company is upping the ante with a high-end cup of joe sourced from Yemen that would make some of the most expensive cafes in Dubai or New York City blush.