Consumers in Europe already bombarded with labels such as “organic” and “fair trade” may soon start seeing another label on products – and a politically loaded one at that. France recently announced that it will require goods made in Israeli settlements to have a clear label on their packaging.
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Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers — some of them children — are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.
While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Read on for simple ways you can help stamp out modern-day slavery, and take action today!
Could a carbon tax on food, as proposed by the International Food Policy Research Institute, help make our food system not only more green, but healthier too?
Each ton of organics processed in the community generates $217 in local wages and $70 in local soil. That’s a economic return of $1.25 for every $1 invested in community scale composting efforts.
Attractive and efficient, community scale composting projects, can process 0.22 tons of organic material per sq. ft. These projects can start immediately and need no permits as long as they are less than 100 cubic yards and take a footprint of less than 500 sq. ft.
A company in the United Kingdom says it has a cost-effective solution to recycle disposable coffee cups. And a trial run of its products in Australia may reveal an answer for increasing waste diversion efforts worldwide.
The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques from certified organic products.
Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.
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Date labels on food packaging — such as ‘best by,’ ‘use by’ and ‘sell by’ — are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
Neighborhoods big and small are changing the way Americans look at their waste. But more work is needed to make community composting a viable pathway to emptying our landfills.
We recently hosted a Twitter Chat #Women4Cocoa with Mondelēz International, CARE International and Oxfam. Here are responses to the audience questions we didn’t have a chance to address during the chat.