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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…
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Americans Feel Guilty About Wasting Food, But Will That Change Anything?

A new Shelton Group’s survey (Eco Pulse) found that 39 percent of Americans feel guilty about wasting food. Apparently of all the “un-green”…
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California GMO Labeling Law Makes It Onto November Ballot

After a long campaign, the GMO labeling law successfully makes it onto the November ballot in the state of California which is a…
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Rooftop Fish: The Future of Urban Farming?

Zurich-based group designs a rooftop fish farm that can also grow vegetables - is this the future of local, sustainable, seasonal, and organic…
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10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…
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Chicago Leads the Way in Urban Sustainable Agriculture

The Plant, an old meat packing facility in Chicago is being renovated into an urban farm that can grow fish, herbs and also…