Agriculture

59,000 Indian Farmers’ Suicides Linked to Climate Change

Climate change and its impacts on crops across India can be linked to 59,000 suicides across the country over the past three decades,…

Report: U.S. Meat Industry Linked to Largest Gulf Dead Zone Ever

A report issued this morning by NGO Mighty Earth suggests the U.S. meat industry is largely responsible for what has become the largest…

Wrangler Wants to Increase the Supply of Sustainable U.S. Cotton

Wrangler plans to expand a pilot program to boost the supply of more responsible cotton in the U.S., the company announced during the…

Can Obama Become a Force for Sustainable Agriculture?

Former President Obama recently spoke in Milan about agriculture's impact on climate change - a surprise considering how it was seldom a discussion…

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator…

Reports Praise Corporate Progress on Deforestation, But Much Work Lies Ahead

More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued…

Unseasonable Warm Spells Endanger Fruit Crops Nationwide

Plants are blooming early across the country as a result of this winter's ongoing record warmth, which many connect to climate change. And…

This Vertical Farm Wants to Pioneer ‘Post-Organic’ Food

New Jersey startup Bowery Farming wants to change how you think about organic food -- starting with its definition.

Kashi Doubles Down On Transitional Organic Agriculture

The transitional agriculture protocol allows farmers to slowly transition to organic while charging slightly more for their wares. After releasing its first Certified…

Forced Labor Is More Common In the U.S. Than You Might Think

American workers are exploited in industries from agriculture to manufacturing to sex trafficking -- and the H2 visa program contributes to the problem.

Ideas for 21st Century Sustainable Development Are Found in Israel’s Kibbutzim

The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from…

This Israeli Firm Wants to Help Feed 9 Billion With Drip Irrigation

Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the…

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

USDA Offers $25 Million in Conservation Technology Grants

The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently…

Patagonia Provisions Launches An Organic Beer That Can Make a Difference

There's another organic beer on the market, and this one can help change agricultural practices.