farming

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…

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…

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…

Unseasonable Warm Spells Endanger Fruit Crops Nationwide

Plants are blooming early across the country as a result of this winter's ongoing record warmth, which many connect to climate change. And…

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…

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…

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.

This Vertical Farm Wants to Pioneer ‘Post-Organic’ Food

New Jersey startup Bowery Farming wants to change how you think about organic food -- starting with its definition.

Can Farming the Ocean Help Save the Planet?

Aquaculture can be a win for the economy and the environment -- creating rural jobs and providing healthy, local seafood, argues Robert Jones…

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…

‘Super Grass’ from Denmark May Reduce Emissions from Cattle

Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to…

The Ecological Case for Continued Meat Consumption

Recent studies suggest that including some meat in the diet may actually be the most responsible approach if we are going to feed…