Indirect Suppliers, Deforestation and Brazil’s Beef Industry

Brazil’s beef industry is booming, with plenty of environmental and social consequences. When it comes to deforestation, indirect suppliers with a huge role in the country’s supply chain present a massive challenge stakeholders are trying to address.

Food Waste: We All Know the Stats, So Why Has Nothing Changed?

It’s true that the global food waste crisis is — finally — having a moment in the international dialogue. But while more people know about the problem than ever before, statistics on waste levels refuse to budge. At SXSW Eco this week, experts discussed how to finally move the needle.

Water and Human Rights: Canadians Call for a Boycott of Nestlé Products

The Council of Canadians, one Canada’s most respected social advocacy organizations, is doing the unthinkable: It’s calling for a boycott of Nestlé Water. The company stands accused of taking advantage of its access to Canada’s aquifers while local residents struggle to find safe water supplies.

Foreign-Owned Farms Could Cause Instability Across Africa

According to researchers at a Swedish university, foreign companies have already leased about 3 percent of land in Africa, which could have a long-term impact on communities as competition for resources such as water increase.

Greenpeace: Bayer and Syngenta Knew About Pesticide Harm to Bees, Did Nothing

According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell the products widely, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in the country: obesity.