Earlier this month, Dunkin’ Donuts announced it will remove the whitening agent titanium dioxide from all the powdered sugar used to coat its donuts, thanks to shareholder activism.
Category: Food & Agriculture
Kansas is the latest state to find avian flu in its backyard. The recent discovery has the USDA concerned — not for fear of human contamination (which is low), but because of heightened risks of import restrictions by other countries. Some 20 countries already restrict poultry from the U.S. due to the outbreaks. The most recent detections lie close to the central flyway, an essential corridor for many species of wild fowl.
The design firm Perkins + Will released a plan that suggests a 660-acre area northeast of downtown Los Angeles is ripe for investments in urban agriculture.
Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, told Reuters last week that it will stop selling chicken and other meat from animals raised with antibiotics that are needed to fight human infections.
Great Lakes Cheese is the latest food company to enact an animal welfare program policy in the light of accusations of animal cruelty at one of its dairies.
Cool Planet’s enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California’s current drought conditions.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” These seven words are author and sustainable food advocate Michael Pollan’s sage advice on how to eat a diet that is healthy for both people and the planet. And now it appears the U.S. government is poised to adopt similar nutritional recommendations. Last week, the nation’s top nutrition panel, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, released its latest report — which argued for a “sustainable diet” high in plant-based foods and lower in calories and animal-based foods.
You may want to consider more sustainable flower growers that are on the market next time you want something delivered for that special occasion.
A few months back, we ran a roundup of the top 10 sustainable U.S. breweries. As the list made its rounds on social media, a few of you asked us to give a nod to the wine-lovers out there. You asked, we answered. Break out those glasses, and toast the weekend with a sip from one of these 10 sustainable U.S. wineries.
Nearly a third of the United States’ solid waste stream is product packaging – a Capri Sun drink pouch, a Starbucks coffee cup or an Arrowhead water bottle – according to nonprofits As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). But Americans only recycle an estimated 51 percent of these packaging materials, the organizations say, and less than 14 percent of all plastic packaging – the fastest-growing type of product packaging. And leading companies in the fast food, beverage and consumer goods/grocery industries are falling short when it comes to addressing the environmental impacts of their packaging, the two groups say, releasing their findings in a joint report last week.
before we turn on our TVs this Sunday, let’s take a moment to recognize companies that used their million-dollar ad spots for something bigger than themselves. Grab a tissue, because you’re about to feel things.