Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive social, economic and environmental impact, while continuing to grow and produce the food that millions have made a part of their daily lives.
Food & Agriculture
Three nonprofit organizations think products labeled as ‘natural’ shouldn’t contain ingredients like the herbicide glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup. And they’re making their position known.
Despite zero-deforestation pledges, some palm oil companies continue with deforestation and the denial of human rights in Indonesia, say a group of environmental organizations.
A carbon credit project in Peru promises to mitigate climate risks in the volatile coffee sector, while encouraging sustainable development and offering families economic security.
To win back consumers’ trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which are likely to change the food market to come.
Foodservice companies supply a wide array of clients, from Disney World to Walmart to the U.S. Congress. So, how are they stacking up when it comes to sourcing sustainable seafood? Not very well, a recent Greenpeace report reveals.
An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Almost 200 U.S. companies, including every major grocery store and fast-food chain, have pledged to transition to cage-free eggs by 2025. What’s driving this trend?
According to the American Journal of Pediatric Health, consumption of sugary drinks in the Bay Area city of 117,000 decreased by 21 percent since the city implemented its soda tax in March 2015.
The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and creamy fruit. It’s reportedly leading to pine forest eradication in Mexico.
Large food retailers often struggle to get their lower level employees to engage with their environmental policy. What can be done to promote a green attitude across a large business? Waitrose provides excellent examples.
Eco Shrimp Garden’s first project contains scores of indoor pools where shrimp are raised inside a retrofitted mattress factory in the town of Newburgh, in upstate New York.
A carbon capture technology firm in Canada will trap carbon emissions from a pulp and paper plant and transfer them to a nearby greenhouse.