government policy

Nestle_Maggi_masala_noodles_sixthsense

Toxic Lead: Nestle’s $100M Pot of Troubles in India

The Maggi brand is big business for Nestle, especially in India, where it is considered the go-to, inexpensive staple for many households. But…
Stephen Harper

Canadian Prime Minister’s Photo Gaffe Highlights Spotty Conservation Record

Using the wrong picture to go with an ad concerning wild salmon habitat restoration shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? If…
seafood fraud

Is That Grouper on Your Plate? Seafood Fraud Hits Diners Hard

For decades, sushi fanatics could relax in knowing their carp was mercury-free and fresh. Now, the "fruits of the sea" are not what…
Arctic_drilling_NASAGoddardSpaceFlight

The Political Balancing Game: Obama Okays Arctic Drilling

Why did President Obama give the green flag to arctic drilling in the Chukchi Sea? And what does it mean for the environment?…
17123251389_bed3c3a1ba_z

Economic Stimulation and the Nonprofit Sector

Unlike banks, many philanthropic foundations and public charities have mission statements and objectives that align with the Federal Reserve’s objective of maximizing employment.…
14471106513_7af0534abd_z

Policy Points: Support Paid Sick Time, Just Trade and More

A sustainable economy will depend on policies that will help advance change on a societal level. Here are two important policies that can…
9547519425_c2cd8ccc96_z

Aging Water Pipelines Sicken Residents in Flint, Michigan

Due to rising costs and less tax revenue, Flint now relies on a local river to supply water to its 100,000 residents --…
102786594_fabe4457c9_z

Economists Ask If Energy Efficiency Is A Good Investment

Too many customers view utility pricing (and its regulation) as skewed toward the utility. And too many customers have invested in energy efficiency…
coal power plant

Not So Profitable: Who Lost Over $5 Billion On Fossil Fuels?

California's largest public pension funds have lost over $5 billion on fossil fuel investments in the past fiscal year, according to a report…
Trafficking in Persons Report

What the State Department’s Human Trafficking Report Means for Business Supply Chains

For the first time, the State Department's annual human trafficking report focused on forced labor in global supply chains, but controversial rankings of…
12866520015_3b23fc2086_z

Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
2950639495_71c1bddcae_z

Pope Francis Is Right on Climate Dangers, Wrong on Policy Options

The pope was right to call for a more ethical sustainable development that can meet our economic needs while also protecting the environment.…
gestation crate

Court Strikes Down Idaho Ag-Gag Law

A U.S. District Court recently struck down Idaho’s ag-gag law, ruling it is unconstitutional. The court held that the law violates first and…
narendra modi sustainability

India’s Environmental Challenge: How Will They Climb the Approaching Cliff?

It’s hardly a secret that India has been expanding in just about every way over the last 20 years or so. Its population,…
FDA-food-labeling-requirements-ebook

Quick Guide to the FDA’s Food Labeling Regulations

Whether you approve of or criticize the FDA’s approach to food regulation, there’s no way of going around meeting their guidelines if you…