Agriculture

Sustainable Flower Growers Are a Few Roses Among Many Thorns

You may want to consider more sustainable flower growers that are on the market next time you want something delivered for that special…

3p Weekend: 11 Sustainable U.S. Wineries

A few months back, we ran a roundup of the top 10 sustainable U.S. breweries. As the list made its rounds on social…

Keurig Helps Farmers Cope with ‘Coffee Rust’

Climate change and other factors have made the recent outbreak of La Roya, or "coffee leaf rust," particularly devastating. What is the industry…

Panera Bread Shares Animal Welfare Progress

Panera Bread shared its progress on reducing antibiotic use and confinement for farm animals in its U.S. supply chain.

Seen and Heard at SXSW Eco: Day 2

In a whirlwind lineup of events, panelists discussed everything from sustainable seafood and reducing waste to urban mobility and protecting the honeybee population.…

Climate Change Requires New Approaches to Food Security

In the past, efforts to feed the world focused on boosting agricultural output to produce more food, but today's challenges – including climate…

Hershey Expands Ivory Coast Cocoa Farmer Program

Earlier this month, the Hershey Co. announced the expansion of its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in the Ivory Coast. The company…

Greenpeace India: Tea Leaves Show DDT Pesticide Residue

Here in the West, NGOs like Greenpeace are often equated with environmental stewardship. But its message can be controversial in India sometimes, especially…

Bacardi Partners with World Wildlife Fund on Sugarcane Farm

World famous rum maker Bacardi and the World Wildlife Fund Bacardi are aiming to advance sugarcane standards in Fiji with a model sugarcane…

White House, USDA Give Clean Energy Sector $68 Million Boost

Following through on President Barack Obama's plans to combat climate change and boost energy productivity, the Agriculture Department on Sept. 18 announced it's…

Unilever Pledges to Stop Killing Male Chicks

Unilever pledges to find a solution to this industry-wide global practice, which kills millions of male chicks annually in the egg industry.

Drought, California Agriculture and Water Efficiency: Why Farmers Must Adapt

The California drought highlights the need for more efficient uses of water by the agricultural sector. The key for the survival of California…

Researchers Tally Up the Ecological Cost of Eating Beef

Can we afford to eat beef? Supermarket prices may suggest so, but our ecological footprint is another matter, say researchers. And what about…

Why Buying Local and Organic Won’t Always Affect Our Environmental Footprint

Choosing organic and local over conventional products may not always decrease the main greenhouse gas emissions coming from the food that we eat.

3p Weekend: 5 Reasons Businesses Should Care About Climate Change

It's always tricky to ask: Why now? But, as recent research shows, not asking may prove even more costly. To get your mind…