Following through on President Barack Obama’s plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it’s providing $68 million in funding for 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects through the Rural Energy for America Program.
Category: Food & Agriculture
The California drought highlights the need for more efficient uses of water by the agricultural sector. The key for the survival of California agriculture is for farmers to adapt.
Can we afford to eat beef? Supermarket prices may suggest so, but our ecological footprint is another matter, say researchers. And what about raising cows for dairy? It’s better, but it still comes with its own costs.
There’s more to this story than just calorie, fat and sodium accounting. Here are four lessons we can learn from last week’s news.
Let’s be honest: You’ll probably spend half the weekend on social media anyhow. So, why not learn something in the process? With this in mind, this week we rounded up 10 thought-provoking quotes from our recent Twitter chats. Read, get inspired and RT away!
Choosing organic and local over conventional products may not always decrease the main greenhouse gas emissions coming from the food that we eat.
On Tuesday the U.S. National Labor Relations Board found that McDonald’s is a joint employer with its franchisees and can be held accountable for the franchisee’s poor labor practices.
On July 1, 2014, Bell Aquaculture held the grand opening event for the Bell Farms Aqua Feed mill located in central Indiana USA. Over 300 fish farmers, government officials and industry experts attended the event held on site at Bell Farms in Albany, Indiana. Watch 16 interviews and speeches here.
The FTC proceeding could impact the way McDonald’s — and other multinational franchises — compete in the Latin American market, and the outcomes deserve attention.
It’s always tricky to ask: Why now? But, as recent research shows, not asking may prove even more costly. To get your mind going this Friday afternoon, we gathered up five reasons businesses should care about climate change — not tomorrow, not next year, but right in the here and now.
Save the Children and partners Breakthrough, Pratham and the IKEA Foundation announced the €7 million second phase of their program to combat child labor and promote education in cotton communities in India.
We’ve seen trust in business continue to drop radically. Yes, it seems unfair that business gets targeted, but is it really that unfair? Do business show true leadership on these issues, or do they dance around the tough challenges?