food

The Gates Foundation Invests in GMO Research in Africa

The Gates Foundation is normally known for its work eradicating malaria and polio through innovative methods. Recently however, it has joined hands with…

Bon Appétit Management Company Reduces GHG Emissions from Food Waste

The Bon Appétit Management Company is the nation’s leading sustainable dining services. They are an onsite restaurant company that provides café and catering services to…

Subway Introduces Eco-Restaurants

Subway has long been touted as the ‘healthier’ fast food option due to its comparatively higher use of fresh ingredients. They have also set themselves…

Nestle’s Anti-Organic Stance is Disappointing, but Expected

Nestle has a very pro-GMO policy and has invested in GM-coffee research, so its vocal anti-organic stance is to be expected. In 2008,…

ConAgra Anti-GMO Lawsuit Has Big Implications for Food Labeling

Product labeling is an area where loopholes and CSR seem to converge. It is precisely these loopholes that make it easy for companies…

World Bank Reports that Food Prices are Higher than Ever

A new report from the World Bank reveals that food prices are approaching the peak levels achieved in 2008. Global food stocks are on…

Why Trader Joe’s Needs to End Food Waste

By Jeremy Seifert I recently started a national petition on Change.org asking Trader Joe’s to eliminate its food waste, and more than 78,000…

Canadian Cod Fisheries Show Signs of Recovery

Last week science journal Nature published a study that brought some good news for fisherman in Newfoundland (and cod lovers everywhere). The seas…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…