Agriculture

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.

Global Cartels, Food Prices and Poverty: What’s a Bit of Dirt Worth to You?

After many years of speculation about what causes global food shortages, two researchers claim to have finally found the culprit. (And no, it's…

Greenpeace: Bayer and Syngenta Knew About Pesticide Harm to Bees, Did Nothing

According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, both Bayer and Syngenta knew well about the negative…

3p Weekend: 6 Lesser-Known Uses for (Sustainable) Cotton

While most of us think of cotton as the main ingredient in our jeans and T-shirts, the crop has a variety of untapped…

7 Tips for Compelling Communications About Sustainable Agriculture

Big changes are taking place in the agriculture industry, as some of the world’s largest brands increase their focus on having a positive…

Monsanto: Farming Has a Critical Role in Fighting Climate Change

An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100…

Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Barley Grower Days’ is Top-Notch Engagement

Anheuser-Busch is working directly with barley growers to reduce water use in eastern Idaho. And the results are impressive.

Vermont GMO Labelling to Start Tomorrow

Vermont's GMO-labeling law, the first passed in the nation, goes into effect on July 1. But not if two senators have their way.

Will Agriculture Become Self-Sustaining with Solar?

Solar power is leading the way into the 21st century, saving farmers money, boosting small operations and reducing carbon footprints.