Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed the planet sustainably and responsibly.
Food & Agriculture
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.
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.
A new report from the University of Maine Darling Marine Center and the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences predicts the Maine lobster population will be wiped out by 2100 due to climate change.
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.
Beef consumption is on the rise, and that has big implications for the planet’s long-term health. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef met in Alberta, Canada, this week to prove it can contribute solutions to the world’s growing environmental stress.
Weed, a small town in the far north of California, is now the focal point in the fight for a community’s right to local water versus a company’s right to sell it for a massive profit.
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.
After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it’s not OPEC.)
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.
Most Dunkin’ Donuts locations still serve up coffee in polystyrene cups, despite the company’s repeated promises to switch to an alternative material.
A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and food industries have much work ahead.
Hampton Creek and its founder and CEO, Josh Tetrick, are accused of cooking the books, over-inflating environmental data and, in the end, possibly defrauding investors.
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.