How ‘Rescuing’ Food Teaches Students About Leadership

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.

Could Trump’s Border Policies Kill Commerce?

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.

FDA: Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals Is Still Increasing

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.

Mastercard Winning WFP’s Hunger Hero Award? Priceless.

Mastercard helped the U.N. World Food Program to bring electronic payments to 2.2 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan — giving them the money they need to buy food and other necessities. The company’s humanitarian efforts are especially poignant as the Trump administration seeks to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S.

Study: Half of U.S. Corn Crop Could Vanish by 2100

Half of the country’s corn harvest could be wiped out by 2100 without efficient reductions in greenhouse gases, according to a new study. Production of soybeans and wheat could also fall significantly.

The Corporate Shift to Cage-Free Eggs Continues

Hellmann’s says its entire U.S. consumer portfolio is now made with only cage-free eggs. The Unilever subsidiary is the latest to make the switch as a growing number of consumer firms seek to bolster their animal welfare standards.

U.K. Announces Plan To Cut Childhood Obesity

Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike the U.S., the U.K. government is putting policies into place to address the problem head-on.

2017: The Year of the Chicken

The vast majority of chickens raised for meat live in windowless warehouses and suffer from a number of welfare concerns. But thanks to animal protection organizations and conscientious consumers, that’s likely to change in 2017, says Kenny Torrella of the Humane Society of the United States.