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SPECIAL SERIES: The Problem with Food Waste

Preservatives: The Good, the Bad and the Essential

Preservatives: We love to complain about them, but can we really do without their life-saving properties? Our ancestors didn’t think so. New technology, however, is making it easier to reduce the substances like salt, sugar and artificial ingredients that have truly allowed for a global marketplace.

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Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.

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Slavery Found Within Nestle’s Seafood Supply Chain … Now What?

Swiss multinational Nestle has recently come forth admitting evidence of trafficking within the company’s own supply chains. It has pledged to improve its traceability practices, but what happens to a company’s responsibility progress when the spotlight fades? How have others succeeded or failed once media attention shifts?

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Digital Business is Good for the Climate: How Tech Can Cut Emissions, Save Natural Resources

To create a true shift in the fight against climate change, there’s a need for concrete actions which can drive results. Digital business and technologies can make a big impact. SAP estimates that IT could help cut greenhouse gases by 7.6 Gt and save a value of around $30 trillion in resources, including water, energy and metals by 2030. According to new research, in six major industries like utilities, agriculture and food production and transportation and logistics, digital technologies can help save 7.6 Gt carbon emissions by 2030.

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The Chicken in the Room at the Paris Climate Talks

Ambassadors the world over are convening in Paris to identify global climate change solutions. While we’re making progress on a new accord, will the elephant — or in this instance, the chicken, turkey and pig — in the room be ignored?