What does the pioneering ’50s sitcom have to do with weight loss — or sustainability, for that matter? It turns out that Lucy, Ethel, Fred and Ricky had a secret sauce: team power.
Food & Agriculture
From a health and sustainability perspective, the problem isn’t with having a sweet treat now and then. It’s with the artificial ingredients found in most mass-produced candy and the quantity that people are eating.
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General Mills’ commitment to volunteerism is an inspiring example of a global company taking action locally to make a difference. TriplePundit spoke with Mary Jane Melendez, executive director of the General Mills Foundation, to learn more.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability — but many advocates aren’t buying it. To learn more about the organization’s aims and the future of the beef industry, 3p spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
Did you know that current organic standards include few protections for animals? The USDA just released new standards for organic livestock that could change that. But the proposed changes will take years to implement.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
Here comes some disturbing news: Glyphosate residues are “widely distributed” in breakfast foods such as bagels, breakfast cereals and eggs, according to a new report.
MorningStar Farms worked with the consultancy Quantis to cobble together an online calculator that enumerates the environmental benefits that can result from eating less meat.
This month, two more companies — Walmart and Darden Restaurants — announced plans to make their egg supply chains cage-free. The announcements are indicative of a trend among companies away from battery cages. And consumer pressure is driving the shift, experts told 3p.
Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most is the company’s drive to label “everyday” versus “occasional” foods.
Today, TriplePundit and the experts at Yum! Brands came together to discuss how one of the world’s largest restaurant companies is celebrating its successes, while continuously working to elevate enterprise-wide sustainability efforts. Click to read the full synopsis.
Five years ago, the company’s founder, John Sorial, set out to create super inventive, high-quality, insanely delicious East Mediterranean cuisine with a purpose. He has since built a thriving social enterprise which promotes eating good, doing good and changing the world.
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that crop subsidies will surge to approximately $10.2 billion this year, almost $3 billion more than during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.