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To Smoke or Not to Smoke? That is the Environmental Question

For a minute, consider the environmental impacts of worldwide tobacco usage instead of the health risks that are associated with it. As a…

Mexican Workers File Lawsuits Against Kentucky Farmers After Mistreatment

Mexican migrant workers cleared to work legally in the U.S. were housed in rat-infested rooms, paid illegally low wages and restricted from leaving…
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The Coming, Preventable Phosphorus Crisis

We're running out of phosphorus, one of the most important elements in soil that is critical for agriculture. Time to expand ecological farming,…
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Why Climate Change is a Business and Human Rights Issue

This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states…

Industrial Farming’s Food for Thought

On a cold night last January, stakeholders made the trek to Austin, Minnesota, for the annual shareholder meeting of Hormel Foods. Among the…

Driscoll’s Berries on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Driscoll's understands that it needs water to produce great berries. So, the company is partnering with local farmers and cooperating with policymakers to…
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Smallholder Farmers: The New Global Food Frontier

A new global food scare is under way. While the last one led to the proliferation of industrialized agriculture in developing countries, this…

Mexican Startup Goes Beyond Fair Trade

Semina Boni Terra doesn’t prioritize competition in the hostile trade environment between Mexico and U.S. corporations. Montse Castro, founder of the Mexican startup,…
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Food Waste is the New Haute Cuisine

Food waste is one of the most pressing social and environmental justice issues of our time, and innovators and entrepreneurs are jumping in…
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6 Factors Changing Where Your Produce is Grown

The Farm-to-table restaurant trend is just one of the factors that will affect where and when your produce is grown.

‘Organic Ready’ Corn: The Fight to Stop GMO Cross-Pollination

Frank Kutka, the maker of Organic Ready, is out to save organic corn. Oddly enough, he is doing it by an old-fashioned, home-grown…

For Agriculture, California Drought Part of Broader, Global Trend

The historic drought in California is making headlines across the United States, but any farmer, anywhere in the world, knows firsthand that this…
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How Government Subsidies Drive Deforestation and Inequality

While contributing to agricultural and natural resource development and GDP, government subsidies are drivers of deforestation and marginalization of indigenous communities in environmentally…

Food Supply Chains and Data: Starting Sustainability Conversations

The smartest food supply chain conversations today begin with data. Author Andrea Learned recently talked with Good Company sustainability consultants Justin Overdevest and…
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As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.