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.
Food & Agriculture
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.
Our national weight crisis is a health epidemic that is literally killing us: 300,000 Americans will die this year from obesity. This is comparable to the death rate tied to smoking cigarettes.
“Fishermen know the water, they have boats, and they are business-minded,” said Dick Clime, a project developer for the Fisheries Project at Coastal Enterprises. “Those qualities make them the perfect fit to start kelp farming.”
The most recent study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents how much weight we’ve gained since 1994. And it’s not pretty.
Chemicals, when combined, can be more dangerous than alone. Yet, according to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to properly test chemical mixtures in pesticides for years, putting all of us at risk.
Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company’s journey to reduce solid waste.
Venezuela’s social crisis is widening and even those with money for food struggle to find products on the shelves. With spiraling food shortages and unemployment, hospitals are feeling the pinch as well.