sustainable agriculture


NASA: Groundwater Depletion Threatens Southwest Water Supplies

Groundwater depletion accounts for more than 75 percent of total freshwater loss across the Colorado River Basin, a "shocking" finding that compounds threats…
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Urban Organics: Sustainable Development in Post-Industrial America

Urban Organics brings sustainable development to a beleaguered inner-city neighborhood by growing organic produce and fish through commercial-scale aquaponics.

CSR Asia Highlights Inclusive Business Opportunities in Cocoa

Identifying and implementing inclusive business opportunities can assure sustainability and benefit consumers and participants across the cocoa value chain, according to a CSR…

Ceres: Bumper Harvests Mask Serious Threats to U.S. Corn Production

The USDA expects a second consecutive record corn harvest in 2014, but climate change, wasteful water practices and overuse of fertilizers pose real…
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Sustainability is Important to Most American Food Shoppers, Survey Finds

According to a new survey from Cone Communications, 77 percent of American shoppers said sustainability was an important factor in deciding what to…
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The Better Cotton Initiative: Making Sustainable Cotton Mainstream?

From small-holder farms in the developing world to major brands like Levi Strauss & Co., the Better Cotton Initiative seeks to make sustainable…

Conversation with Monsanto’s Michael Doane

On Wed. October 23rd, 7pm EST, TriplePundit Founder Nick Aster will talk with Michael Doane, VP of Sustainable Agriculture Policy at Monsanto. Join…

Buy Me Some Peanuts and… Kale? SF Giants to Build Edible Garden

During a recent White House, President Obama announced the team’s plan to build a 3,000 square foot edible garden at AT&T Park.

Nebraska Utility to Test Solar Powered Irrigation System

The largest utility in Nebraska, the nation's only public power state and the world capital of center pivot irrigation systems, is planning to…

Independent Evaluation Group Assesses World Bank Group’s Climate Adaptation Activities

Investing in projects that enhance resiliency to climate change impacts continues to emerge as a central focal point in the World Bank Group's…

World Food Day: How Big Companies Support Smallholder Farmers

In honor of World Food Day, Denise Knight, Director of Sustainable Agriculture at The Coca-Cola Company, shares her thoughts on how big companies…
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison plans sustainable future for Lanai

How Oracle CEO’s New Hawaiian Paradise Could Self-Sustain

Oracle CEO and co-founder Larry Ellison recently bought 98 percent of the island Lanai in Hawaii, with plans to turn the island into…
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Defining Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry

U.S. consumers want sustainable food, and demand is growing quickly. According to the Organic Trade Association, the market for organics alone has gone…

Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada's Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in…

Coping With Drought: How Crop Diversity Builds Resiliency

The best way to hedge against uncertainty in agriculture—just as in finance—is to diversify the portfolio. Whether the weather brings excessive heat or…