If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.
Food & Agriculture
The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam in Ethiopia and unchecked development could render much of this country uninhabitable as its population continues to surge.
In this supply chain success story, Peet’s Coffee has a new idea to engage customers around the work it’s already doing to support smallholder coffee farmers around the world.
More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued today by the NGO Forest Trends.
In her new book, Kristie Middleton of the Humane Society of the U.S. shares why she made the switch to a plant-based lifestyle — and how everyone can create an environmentally-friendly diet that works for them.
Kraft Heinz plans to vote on three sustainability-related shareholder resolutions at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh next month. And the company is opposed to every one of them.
A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot of their human rights performance.
Plants are blooming early across the country as a result of this winter’s ongoing record warmth, which many connect to climate change. And some fear that an impending freeze could destroy countless fruit flowers and wreak havoc on the industry.
This week the Guardian reported that the U.K. grocer Sainsbury’s is abandoning its food waste programs — but the second largest supermarket chain in Great Britain quickly denied the story.
Last month, grocery manufacturers and retailers came together to standardize date labels on food packaging — which experts have long linked to increased food waste. But the author of pioneering food waste book “American Wasteland” insists labels alone won’t solve our problem.
The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there’s a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food waste reduction yields an average $14 return.
Last week McDonald’s said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on that commitment in three years?
Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil’s forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision to reverse protections for up to 1 million hectares of virgin forests across the Amazon.
Last week, Impossible Foods and its vegan ‘bloody burger’ debuted at Bareburger’s flagship New York City location. It will soon appear at all of the chain’s restaurants nationwide.
A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South America.