Agriculture

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…

Save the Children, IKEA Foundation Redouble Efforts Against Child Labor

Save the Children and partners Breakthrough, Pratham and the IKEA Foundation announced the €7 million second phase of their program to combat child…

The Quick & Dirty: You Can’t Lead from the Middle

We've seen trust in business continue to drop radically. Yes, it seems unfair that business gets targeted, but is it really that unfair?…

New Syngas Production Partnership Coming for Western Canada

What do you get when you combine the resources of a forward-thinking Canadian petroleum company and an innovative American syngas company? The answer…

Op-Ed: Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer on Growing Agriculture in Africa

Heineken CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer: "Sustainable commercial agricultural production is vital to the health and well-being of Africa’s economy and people."

The Growing Local Food Movement: Staying ‘Small’ as Things Scale Up

For many people who like to buy local food, and for the farmers who prefer to sell their product directly to consumers or…

McDonald’s Twitter Chat Recap: #McDsustainability

Did you miss (or participate in?) our recent conversation with McDonald's Corporation? Here are the highlights from the #McDsustainability Twitter chat with VP…

Monsanto Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goals

Monsanto has big plans for the year 2020. The world's premier agricultural biotech company has upped its sustainability goals, tailoring them to meet…