The U.S. chocolate and candy industry says it’s serious about portion control and sugar intake. A trade group representing some of America’s largest brands pledged to offer smaller sizes of popular candies and prominently disclose caloric information. But is this the last gasp of a struggling industry?
Food & Agriculture
Some organic corn and soy imported into the U.S. actually shows high levels of pesticide residue — potentially creating a huge problem for many organic food companies’ supply chains, the Washington Post reported in a new investigation.
To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy,” the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
Aquaculture still has its opponents in the U.S., but its supporters argue that it has become far more safer and sustainable. Is it time for a rethink as to how Americans source our seafood?
Crafting Mexican spirits like tequila and mezcal has a huge environmental footprint. But the artisan distillery Sombra Mezcal in Oaxaca says its process benefits both people and the planet.
Former President Obama recently spoke in Milan about agriculture’s impact on climate change – a surprise considering how it was seldom a discussion of his while he was in office. Could sustainable agriculture be part of his post-presidency legacy?
Over the last few months, the Donald Trump administration has learned a hard fact: America’s mild-mannered neighbors to the north have a back bone. And they have spunk, too.
A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for USDA certification.
After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, Whole Foods is in trouble. The company says it will open a chain selling lower-priced groceries, and has curtailed its expansion plans. But is it enough to satisfy Wall Street?
Rainforest Action Network continues to pressure PepsiCo about its palm oil sourcing, and its links to deforestation and human rights. This time, RAN culled export data to make the case that PepsiCo is responsible for exporting “conflict palm oil.”
You might want to skip the juice bar after your workout. Food companies have promoted juice for decades as a great source of vitamins, but the fact is that juice is loaded with sugar — and now more doctors are urging consumers to eliminate it from their daily menus.
DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone’s acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation in the U.S.
The nonprofit organization ReFED released two new tools to help prove food waste reduction creates business opportunities and jobs, and to demonstrate the potential to simplify food date labeling.