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Video Interview: Baselining Sustainability Performance at Straus Family Creamery

How are sustainability practitioners transforming companies?  In this interview, Brie Johnson, the sustainability manager of Straus Family Creamery, shares her best practices.  The…
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Natural Products Expo Shows Boom in Organic & Fair Trade Foods

At the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim the exotic is now mainstream. Guatemalan hats, hippie skirts, and copper bracelets of yesteryear were…

Interview: “Chief Mom” At Plum Organics

According to the EPA’s Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment children receive 50% of their lifetime cancer risks in the first two years of…
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Organic Learning Farm Gives Indonesian Street Kids Chance at Brighter Future

While statistics on street children are difficult to verify, according to this UNICEF report, there are an estimated 230,000 in Indonesia alone.  This…

Interview: John Williams on Frog’s Leap Sustainable Business Strategy

Are you looking for a business strategy to spark your revenue growth? Or maybe you are looking for a job within a growth…
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Video Interview: Numi Tea CEO Ahmed Rahim

In talking with businesses and entrepreneurs I am almost always asked these two questions: Is there a green industry or market segment experiencing…
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Sustainability Named One of ‘Jargoniest Jargon’ Words of 2010 by Ad Age

Advertising Age named sustainability one of the “jargoniest jargon” words of 2010 that they “wish you would stop saying,” right up there with…
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Whole Foods + Etsy = Abe’s Market

Abe's Market is a natural goods store using smart strategies to overcome green retail's pricing problem through social media.

Fake Farmers Markets? Vendors Busted in LA

Farmers markets offer an opportunity to buy local produce, know your farmers, and to buy fruits and vegetables that have not hibernated in…
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Which Logo Indicates What, Anyway?

By: Frank van der Linde Worldwide, there are hundreds of certification schemes and other initiatives promoting the sustainability of food. That is good…
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The Virtues of Slow, Natural, Organic Food – A Myth?

An insistence that food must be fresh and natural is modern-day wishful thinking. As Professor Laudan explains in her blog and in the…
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Honest Tea Trying to Stay Honest

Just as in our personal lives, companies go through growing pains. Organic beverage company, Honest Tea, now faces their own growing pains. From…
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Whole Foods to Personal Care Product Suppliers: Prove Your Organic Claims

Whole Foods is now informing its personal care product suppliers that they have less a year to verify their “organic” claims. Everything from…

Hospital Food Gets a Check-Up

I find it ironic that some of the most unhealthy food can be found in a place where people are receiving medical treatment…
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Lawsuits Start to Surface From Unclear Green Labeling

My conscious weighs on me as I stare at the selection of colorful shampoos in aisle five of Whole Foods.  Should I pay…