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Should Taxes be Imposed on Junk Food?

Last August, the UK proposed introducing a ‘fat tax’ to combat the increase in obesity. Researchers at Oxford University and Nottingham University claimed that…
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In.gredients Aims to Become First Package-Free and Zero Waste Store

Sometimes it seems the world is going around in circles trying to catch its own tail. Today I read that Texas could be…
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Are Supermarket Rooftop Farms the Killer App for Local Food?

Every time gas prices go up, local food gets another shot to make its breakthrough to the mainstream. At $4 a gallon, when…
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Calculating Water Footprints: How Much Water in Your Food?

The environmental impact of food production in terms of contribution to climate change is well documented. Fertilizer use, soil degradation, and transportation from…
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Reducing Food Waste Throughout Grocery Supply Chains

Even a casual flick through news articles concerning food brings to light many different problems associated with a basic commodity that everybody takes…
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Thoughtful Bread Company is England’s First “Sustainable” Bakery

The Thoughtful Bread Company, an “eco-bakery” located in South West England, has an old-school way of doing things. The business has very strong…
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The Living Seed Company Offers Rare Seed Varieties

It’s that time of the year for planting seeds! And while you can find your cukes, tomatoes and beans at your local nursery…
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The Ark of Taste: Eating Well to Save Species

This post is part of a series on sustainability in the health and wellness industry, curated by Becky Eisen, Dana Ledyard, Izabel Loinaz.…
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Stonyfield Farms Taps Into the Emotional Pulse of Consumers

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Yes or No on Nanoparticles in Food?

By Michael Passoff, Senior Strategist, As You Sow You may have read that nanoparticles are used in literally hundreds of products on supermarket…
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Clif Bar Marks Ten Years of Sustainable Business Practices

One decade ago Clif Bar & Company made a commitment to be sustainable and today has proven to continuously raise the bar for…
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Is Monsanto Being Mowed Down by its Own Combine?

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
Farmers Market

A Cultural Flight Change: LAX Airport to Open Farmers’ Market

If you have ever taken a flight, you may have trouble finding good, healthy and local foods at airports.  Some airports provide better…
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Food Industry Rebates: Choosing Between Corporate Greed and Children’s Health

When I stumbled into an opportunity to observe the kitchen operations at my daughter’s elementary school in the District of Columbia, I naively…

How Do Organic Farmers Use Technology?

By Hunter Richards Demand is on the rise for organic produce. A survey by the Organic Trade Association found that sales revenue from…