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The Domino Effect: Studying the Environmental Consequences of our Lifestyles

Everything, from our clothes to our houses, comes from the environment. You may not notice it, but your everyday actions significantly affect the…
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EPA Attacks Honeybee Colony Collapse with New Safety Standards

In response to an unprecedented decline in bee populations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released new pesticide labels that forbid the use…
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New York Picks Greek Yogurt Over Clean Water

New York relaxes regulations for factory farms to meet Greek yogurt demand, putting the state's water supply in danger of contamination.
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Is Liquid Food Replacement “Soylent” the Future of Food?

Soylent is a liquid food replacement made from “broken-down multivitamins, raw elements like potassium and magnesium purchased from lab supply stores, and olive…
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New Standards for School Vending Machines Provide More Than Healthy Snacks

New USDA standards for food and beverage sold in school vending machines that were prepared in collaboration with the food industry bring to…
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Environmental Justice: The Invisible Hand and the Invisible Man

Businesses, particularly those already concerned about sustainability, can benefit enormously from the market opportunities that exist in the sustainable and equitable redevelopment of…
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Nestlé’s 2012 Sustainability Report: Creating Shared Value for the Long Term

In Nestlé’s 2012 sustainability report, you will find evidence that not only is shared value alive and kicking, but also you see an…
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New Report Shows Almost All Kids’ Meals Fail to Meet Nutritional Standards

Nearly all of the meal possibilities offered to kids at America's top chain restaurants are of poor nutritional quality, according to a new…
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Alarming New Report Ranks Food & Beverage Companies on Nutrition Efforts

The global Access to Nutrition Index report and rankings was released last week, assessing the nutrition-related commitments, performance and disclosure practices of 25…
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Water: Conflict or Cooperation

World Water Day this year highlights the role of cooperation in managing the many competing needs for the resource, a topic near and dear to Future…
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Salt, Sugar, Fat & CSR: When Food Companies Choose Profit Over Responsibility

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us, the new book by Michael Moss has an interesting CSR angle - no matter…
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GMO Labeling Campaigns Enter New Battlegrounds

Far from being over when Prop 37 was defeated in California, the GMO debate continues.
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New Food Safety Rules Released

The FDA released the first two of five new food safety rules.
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How Local is Walmart’s Local Produce?

Wal-Mart’s vow in 2010 to double its sales of locally-sourced produce by 2015 created two camps – those who believe this step can…
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Americans Throw Away Too Much Food

A recent paper by the National Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) found that American families throw out approximately 25 percent of the food and…