Field of sugar beet at Alnarp (June 2005).

Monsanto Tests the Waters with Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

Monsanto took to the Web in an unusual question-and-answer session last week, as part of Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) platform. The questions…

France Bans Roundup, While Monsanto Eyes U.K. as New Home

The Europeans' love-hate relationship with Monsanto can be dizzying at times. While the American agrichemical company is courting (or trying to court) its…

Chipotle Eliminates GMOs

Chipotle announced this week it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its restaurants. No more soybean oil or GMO corn. Here's why.

For Agriculture, California Drought Part of Broader, Global Trend

The historic drought in California is making headlines across the United States, but any farmer, anywhere in the world, knows firsthand that this…

Back to Basics: When Ben & Jerry’s Dropped rBGH

Ben & Jerry's began in a Burlington, Vermont, gas station and is now one of the most iconic mission-driven companies in the world.…

American Consumers Gobble Healthy Foods at Unprecedented Rate

The big news from the 2015 Natural Products Expo West was that American consumers are now buying healthy foods at a rate three…
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Coalition Files Lawsuit to Stay EPA Decision on New Herbicide Combo

A coalition of environmental groups and farmers are trying to stay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s October 2014 decision to approve Enlist Duo,…

Business Sustainability Prompted by Activism in 2014

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted a “top 10” list of the most important sustainable business stories of 2014. For health and…

Report: Shoppers Love Organic Food – Even If They Can’t Tell What It Is

A survey by BFG Consulting suggests that the organic food industry has some education to do. The majority of those quizzed purchase organic…
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Big Food Battles Vermont Over GMO-Labeling Law

'Big Food' -- as four food manufacturing associations are being called -- has launched a lawsuit against Vermont in an effort to stop…

The Quick & Dirty: You Can’t Lead from the Middle

We've seen trust in business continue to drop radically. Yes, it seems unfair that business gets targeted, but is it really that unfair?…
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Unilever Brewing ‘Future-Proof’ Tea Crops Through Genomic Selection in Kenya

Unilever pairs up with genomics research company to create "future-proof" tea crops.
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Natural Food Expo: Consumers Demand Healthy Convenience

The food industry’s revenue growth is now being driven by a consumer mega-shift from fast foods to healthy convenience food.

Organic and Enviro Groups Call for GMO Labeling by Feds

That pesky GMO topic just won't go away ... Organic and environmental groups are the latest in a growing list to pen their…

GMO Labeling Now Law in Connecticut (Well, Sort Of)

Last week, Connecticut became the first state to require labeling on all foods containing GMO ingredients. But there are a few curious caveats…