KnowTheChain takes a detailed look at the working conditions in the global supply chain in its second-annual report on forced labor. And while some companies are sticking to their commitment to eradicate forced labor and slavery in the tech, textile and food sectors, they still have a long way to go.
Food & Agriculture
The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the social and environmental impacts of conventionally-grown cotton.
While the U.S. is the largest canned tuna market in the world, it has “failed miserably to offer responsibly-caught options,” Greenpeace Oceans campaigner David Pinsky told TriplePundit. But the NGO’s latest rankings offer “a hopeful sign” that the canned tuna industry can be sustainable.
The Seattle Mariners are serving toasted grasshoppers at ballgames, and fans are bugging out over them: The restaurant quickly sold out, and will limit how many are sold at future games. Could this start an insect culinary revolution here in the U.S.?
While plenty of laggards remain, the worlds largest animal welfare NGOs call out these eight companies as leading the way in their sectors when it comes to animal welfare.
Luxembourg-based JAB Holdings will acquire Panera Bread for $7.5 billion. Panera will join the likes of Krispy Kreme and Keurig, but it’s doubtful customers will notice any difference.
On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils, including palm oil, in biofuels by 2020. Could the U.S. follow up with similar policies on corn and soy?
This California-based rice importer is helping families and the environment by encouraging its small-scale suppliers to use smarter farming practices.
Today AB InBev, the international beer giant that owns hundreds of beer brands across 50 countries, committed to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewables by 2025.
Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard spoke with 3p about how the company hopes to make chocolate a regenerative, not an extractive, industry.
Impossible Foods’ new production facility in Oakland, California, will scale its meat-free burger availability from eight restaurants today to over 1,000 by the end of the year. Beyond that, the sky is the limit.