Food & Agriculture
When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, “We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by presenting simplified solutions that only fit the Western consuming markets,” argues Dan Strechay of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
U.K. grocery chain Waitrose plans to run lorries on biomethane made from food waste. And that’s not the only way it’s keeping food out of landfills.
The transitional agriculture protocol allows farmers to slowly transition to organic while charging slightly more for their wares. After releasing its first Certified Transitional product last year, plant-based food company Kashi is at it again.
This week, the NGO Mighty reached an agreement with Olam to stop deforestation for palm oil and rubber development across its land concessions in Gabon, central Africa.
For vegan-centered businesses, our food choices aren’t just about physical health; they’re about global sustainability and long-term economics.
Two trade associations says they will team up to standardize food labeling nationwide. But will the new labels actually alleviate consumer confusion and reduce unnecessary food waste?
New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on felling virgin rainforest. But that’s not the only company NGOs say is breaking the rules when it comes to deforestation and human rights.
A school district in Indiana rescued more than 11,200 food items in five months, with the help of Chartwells K12 and K12 Food Rescue. And organizers say the program also catalyzes student leadership around sustainability.
In its most recent impact report, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) claims the industry has made “tremendous progress” on improving ethics and sustainability. But many NGOs would say otherwise.
President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has frayed relations between the two countries. But as one economist pointed out, there’s a lot more at risk than the economy of North America’s poorest nation.
Considering all the pledges by food companies to serve antibiotic-free meat, you would expect antibiotic use in livestock to be in decline. But a new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concludes the opposite.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
By 2050, we’ll need three Earths to support our current rate of resource consumption. Such a challenge demands rapid deployment of resource-saving technologies — an area in which Sealed Air thinks it can make a big difference.