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China’s Organic Food Market Grows Even as Consumer Confidence Wanes

I’m always happy to read about eco-news and especially around the holidays, good news just seems to sound better. You would hardly think to…

The Organic 1%: Sustainable Farming in a Broken System

Local, sustainable food has become a regular part of our everyday culture as demonstrated through the growing popularity of school gardens, Community Supported…

Levi’s to Reduce its Water Footprint With Better Cotton Initiative

Jeans from Levi Strauss & Co. just got greener. The company has had its eye on the CSR ball for several years and, having…

Barilla and The National Journal Host the “Healthy Food, Healthy Planet” Summit

The Healthy Food, Healthy Planet summit, hosted by The National Journal and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, brought together speakers and…

The Advantage of Organic Biofuel Production

Early so-called 1st generation biofuels are made by fermenting food products (e.g. grains, seeds, sugars) into short-chain alcohols (e.g. ethanol, butanol) or transesterifying…

An EPiC Green Food Processing Incubator Opens In Oregon

With the clearly entrenched trend of green, organic, locally sourced food making inroads even in the largest of chain stores, the impact is…

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…

Could Walmart Revive the Downtowns They Helped Kill Long Ago?

Walmart has long been criticized for contributing to the decline of downtowns in small cities across the USA. But could its Express stores…

Three Ways to Increase Organic Food Distribution

By Derek Singleton Over the last couple of decades, the organic food industry has grown by leaps and bounds. According to a survey…

Pressed Juicery: Hitting the Green Price Ceiling?

I’m having a deja vu moment here: Back in 2000, Kozmo was one of the earnest dot-com hopefuls. The company would deliver all…

Hoop Fund Spearheads Innovative Crowd-Funding Platform for the Conscious Consumer-Investor

Many consumers these days are in search of a way to not only support, but become more personally connected to a sustainable supply…

PizzaSalad: A Slice of Sustainability

Yesterday, restaurant start-up PizzaSalad celebrated it’s third anniversary.  PizzaSalad isn’t your average pizza joint.  It incorporates sustainability across its entire business. A few…

Silk Soymilk Makes a Move Towards GMO Labeling

Two years ago, Dean Foods, owner of Silk Soymilk, was heavily criticized  for switching from organic to conventional soy beans without clearly labeling the change…

Chipotle Moves Toward Local Sourcing

The restaurant had a goal of using approximately 5 million pounds of local produce like bell peppers, oregano and romaine lettuce, and eventually…

Equal Exchange, Fair Trade Execs on Certification, Consumption and Change

By Becky Eisen, MBA Student at the University of Maryland, Smith School of Business; President, Smith Net Impact Chapter As Leslie Lammers put the finishing…