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Do Me a Favor This Independence Day…

As our American readers close up shop for a long weekend to celebrate Independence Day, TriplePundit’s editor-in-chief challenges you to bring a couple of meaty issues to the BBQ. And we’re not talking about ribs.

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What is the TPP? If You Don’t Know, It’s Time to Find Out

Right now, a trade deal is being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, that would be the biggest trade deal in history. The agreement was brought to the next level this week, when President Barack Obama signed legislation giving him the authority to “fast-track” the deal. Unfortunately, many don’t even know what the TPP is. Do you? If not, this 90-second video from the Sierra Club can help.

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Improving Ethics in the Insurance Industry

Insurance companies are striving to appear ethical in their approach, a perception not shared by many people. Can this situation be improved?

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3p Weekend: 7 Hot Trends in Sustainable Seafood

Last year, TriplePundit took a deep dive into the world of seafood with a special series that made a big splash with readers. So, what’s new in sustainable seafood since we wrapped our series? To find out, we headed to Industry Lab at Sustainable Seafood Week New York City.

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Multinationals Collaborate to Halve Food Waste

At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste. Members of the Forum, which include 400 multinational consumer companies like Unilever, Pepsico and General Mills, pledged to halve food waste in all retail and manufacturing operations by 2025.

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Whole Foods vs. ‘Whole Paycheck’

Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale food purveyor for routinely overcharging customers. Inspectors called it the “worst case of overcharges that they’ve ever seen,” but Whole Foods isn’t the only culprit.

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Hormel Develops Targeted Nutrition Solution for Guatemalan Children

After collaborating with partners, Hormel Foods released a targeted nutrition solution to children in Guatemala. While Guatemalan children generally receive enough calories, they lack protein and other nutrients. So, Hormel created an original product for use as a supplemental ingredient that provides a protein boost and other essential vitamins and minerals.

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The Great Fall of China (Or So They Keep Telling Us)

The world keeps citing the rising number of environmental protests as a sign of China’s impending doom. It is true that the occurrence of such protests has increased by 29 percent year-on-year since 1996. But somehow, strangely, it seems as though the central government is actively encouraging outbreaks of popular protest. If it concerns the environment, that is.

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Breaking the Consumer Cycle: Netting Revenue Through Waste

As the world’s population increases, so does demand – which is great for business but bad for the environment. There is not a never-ending supply of raw materials from which to draw, so the manufacturing industry will need to adapt to meet growing demand for synthetic consumer products. Fortunately, there is a solution in the most unlikely of places – waste.

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Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

While producing America’s best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt renewables. Is it enough?