Deforestation

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Deforestation accounts for 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. To put that into perspective: Every minute, tropical rainforest of the size of 50 football fields is destroyed.

Although deforestation remains a pressing issue, a growing number of companies recognize the imperative to halt deforestation and move toward responsible forest management. The articles on this page are the stories of these groups and individuals.

EU Says No to Palm Oil for Biofuel: Corn and Soy Could Be Next

On Tuesday, the European Parliament approved a resolution calling for the EU to phase out the use of vegetable oils, including palm oil,…

Alter Eco Wants to Make Chocolate a Regenerative, Not Extractive, Industry

Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard spoke with 3p about how the company hopes to make…

Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the…

Seize the Opportunity to Go Deforestation-Free

Protecting forests isn’t just critical for the health of our planet; it’s also smart business, argues Carlos Saviani, VP of sustainable food for…

Kraft Heinz Releases New Palm Oil Policy, But Some NGOs Are Skeptical

Yesterday the $26 billion food giant Kraft Heinz announced a commitment to create a more sustainable supply chain -- in part by revamping…

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

The U.K.'s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together…

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…

Kraft Heinz Opposes Sustainability Shareholder Resolutions

Kraft Heinz plans to vote on three sustainability-related shareholder resolutions at its annual meeting in Pittsburgh next month. And the company is opposed…

Report: Companies Save $14 For Every $1 Spent on Eradicating Food Waste

The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there's a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food…

Can McDonald’s Ever Truly Ditch Deforestation?

Last week McDonald's said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on…

Greenpeace: Brazil Could Soon Deforest Protected Land

Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil's forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision…

The Vegan ‘Bloody Burger’ May Soon Roll Out Nationwide

Last week, Impossible Foods and its vegan 'bloody burger' debuted at Bareburger's flagship New York City location. It will soon appear at all…

Investors Representing $600 Billion Urge Solutions for Latin America’s Deforestation

A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South…

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

RSPO: Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing Worldwide

When it comes to making sure all palm oil is certified sustainable, "We won’t get there with boycotts of palm oil or by…