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Target Commits to 100 Percent Sustainable Cotton by 2022

Target announced that by 2020, it will only source cotton from sustainable sources for its national brands in apparel, home products and other…

Will Whole Foods’ Lower Prices Make Sustainable Food More Accessible?

The Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods closed earlier this week, and some prices have been significantly reduced. Is this evidence that healthful and…

Benefit Corp. DanoneWave Has a Special Pledge for Dairy Farmers

DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial…

Not-So-Organic Corn and Soy Revealed in Food Companies’ Supply Chains

Some organic corn and soy imported into the U.S. actually shows high levels of pesticide residue -- potentially creating a huge problem for…

Investigation Raises Questions About USDA Organic Milk Certification

A Washington Post investigation alleges that some consumers are paying too much for organic milk that does not meet the standards required for…

Whole Foods In Wall Street’s Crosshairs After Declining Sales

After six consecutive quarters of declining sales, Whole Foods is in trouble. The company says it will open a chain selling lower-priced groceries,…

Newly Merged DanoneWave Now the Largest U.S. Public Benefit Corporation

DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation…

Alter Eco Wants to Make Chocolate a Regenerative, Not Extractive, Industry

Alter Eco sold fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard spoke with 3p about how the company hopes to make…

This Vertical Farm Wants to Pioneer ‘Post-Organic’ Food

New Jersey startup Bowery Farming wants to change how you think about organic food -- starting with its definition.

Kashi Doubles Down On Transitional Organic Agriculture

The transitional agriculture protocol allows farmers to slowly transition to organic while charging slightly more for their wares. After releasing its first Certified…

USDA Tightens Animal Welfare Rules for Organic Farms

While most consumers assume the USDA Organic standard includes animal welfare protections, that's largely untrue -- though a rule enacted this week might…

5 Innovative and Sustainable School Lunch Programs

These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options…

New GMOs Kicked Out of U.S. Organics Guidelines

The National Organic Standards Board voted unanimously last week to update its U.S. standards to ban ingredients derived from new genetic engineering techniques…

Seventh Generation Settles Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Natural’ Claims

After two years of litigation, Seventh Generation agreed to pay a $4.5 million settlement over allegations that it deceptively marketed, labeled, and promoted…

Patagonia Provisions Launches An Organic Beer That Can Make a Difference

There's another organic beer on the market, and this one can help change agricultural practices.