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Can PepsiCo Inspire Sustainable Development in Africa?

In an interview with Sanjeev Chadha, head of PepsiCo’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, he explained why Pepsi is bullish about…

World Water Week Opens With Somber Warnings to Business About Water Scarcity

The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the…
Putting climate forecasts into farmers' hands. The picture shows a training workshop for farmers on the interpretation and application of seasonal rainfall forecasts in Kaffrine, Senegal. Image courtesy CGIAR Climate

The Enormous Costs of the 2012 Drought to Farmers and Taxpayers

Drought is usually considered one of the unintended environmental consequences of global warming - but it also has enormous financial repercussions.
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First Fair Trade Certified Coffee Estate Already Improving Lives

Within 3 months of certification the first Fair Trade coffee estate's 110 workers (40% of whom are women) earned $7,250 in community development…
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Video: How to Scale Sustainable Tomatoes

Situated an hour outside Los Angeles, in Camarillo, California, Houwelings Tomatoes fuses nature with technology to produce millions of tomatoes every year. Leading…
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Financing and the Small Regional Farmer

Our food system has become increasingly complex, and created barriers that make it very difficult for small regional farmers to successfully bring their…
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Britain Moves to Boost the Number of Young Farmers

The average age of farmers in Britain is increasing and those that are looking to retire are finding it difficult to find younger…
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Oscar Mayer Confirms Plan to Eliminate Pig Gestation Crates

This past weekend, Oscar Mayer, one of the biggest names in pork products, announced its plan to eliminate the gestation crate system that…
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PepsiCo’s 4.2 Billion Gallons of Water Conservation Scores Prestigious Water Award

This year the SIWI water conservation award goes to PepsiCo for the food and beverage giant’s achievements in reducing water consumption.
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White House Honors Corporate Environmental Sustainability Leaders

A diverse crowd of sustainability gurus honored by the White House this month with the Champions of Change Award for their efforts in…
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Kellogg’s Commits to Sustainable Agriculture and Water Stewardship

Kellogg's released its annual corporate responsibility report to coincide with Earth Day and focuses on sustainable agriculture and water stewardship.
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Chipotle Refuses to Sign Popular Farm Worker Protection Agreement

Chipotle is receiving criticism for its refusal to sign on to an agreement aimed at protecting farm workers on Florida farms where the…
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Brazil’s Growth Offers Wealth and Worry in The Northeast

WIth Brazil’s global clout comes increased focus on its role as the world’s breadbasket and whether the increasing strain on its land is…
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Is the USDA Local Farm Program a Ruse for Big Agriculture?

Could Americans’ tax dollars be paying for greenwashing by the United States Department of Agriculture? Those who are suspicious about the KYF2 program…
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Monterey County Bans Harmful Chemicals on Strawberry Farms

Grist reported on Valentine’s Day that one of the biggest farm communities in California – Monterey County – banned the notorious fumigant methyl…