Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that delivered a letter to RSPO. The letter asks the world’s leading sustainable palm oil self-regulatory organization to prohibit clearing of high-carbon forests and peatlands, as well as strengthen protection of human rights.
Food & Agriculture
Does cause marketing actually work? New data shows Michelle Obama’s Drink Up Campaign is encouraging Americans to drink more water. Although some have tossed stones at its partners in the bottled water industry, some point to the campaign as a model for every sector, for one simple reason: It’s working.
One of the world’s largest providers of food services and facilities management, Sodexo, aims to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 34 percent by 2020.
Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are the latest restaurants to join Chipotle’s path to cut artificial flavors and become more transparent about recipes.
In search of a way to curb hunger, France becomes the first country to ban supermarkets from throwing away unsold food. The initiative could save billions of dollars annually and feed hungry people across the country.
Earlier this month, Anheuser-Busch InBev held a Twitter Chat with TriplePundit to share achievements from 2014 and answer your questions. Of course, everything can’t be addressed in 140 characters. In this post, Ricardo Rolim, VP of global sustainability for AB InBev, addresses audience questions in depth.
Walmart, the largest food retailer in the U.S., recently announced a new animal welfare policy. It’s a policy animal rights groups are calling groundbreaking as it engages the company’s entire supply chain and covers a wide range of issues from antibiotic use to housing systems.
We’re running out of phosphorus, one of the most important elements in soil that is critical for agriculture. Time to expand ecological farming, a solution that could replenish soils and build sustainability.
This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states are preparing their pledges, and business leaders are developing their approach at meetings such as the Business & Climate Summit this week. Despite devastating impacts of climate change on the rights to health, water, food, housing, livelihood and life, human rights have been on the sidelines of these discussions.
To fully understand the role of technology in achieving sustainability, we must first acknowledge the role that technology had in providing us the means to stray off the pathway to sustainability in the first place.
On a cold night last January, stakeholders made the trek to Austin, Minnesota, for the annual shareholder meeting of Hormel Foods. Among the issues to be voted on that night was a shareholder proposal asking Hormel to disclose the risks associated with allowing producers to lock breeding pigs in tiny cages called gestation crates.
Driscoll’s understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to put water management plans into action.
Five hundred “eco-friendly” food carts are going to hit the streets of New York City, but the picture is a little more complicated than it appears.
The Forests Dialogue launched its first of a series of field dialogues on understanding “deforestation-free” commitments in Riau Province, Indonesia. As stated by Andika Putraditama of World Resources Institute, one of the co-chairs of the meeting: “A big challenge is that key stakeholders on the ground don’t interpret the goal [of deforestation-free] and how to get there in the same way. This dialogue helps us understand issues faced by the people who are implementing and are directly affected by the pledges.”
A new global food scare is under way. While the last one led to the proliferation of industrialized agriculture in developing countries, this time around some prominent multinational corporations are coming to the aid of the world’s 2.5 billion smallholder farmers. These forward-thinking firms are partnering with locals and NGOs to launch market-based initiatives that revitalize smallholder farms and rural communities.