Several distilleries in the U.S. and abroad are not only finding innovative ways to tackle food waste and boost waste diversion, they are having a lot of fun, too, while making some pretty respectable spirits – plus they are offering a new take on “getting wasted.”
Food & Agriculture
A new dairy standards council is taking shape in Vermont that will oversee dairy worker rights. And not surprisingly, it’s been launched with the help of Ben & Jerry’s, the ice cream company with a conscience.
Pro bono service, the contribution of one’s skills or expertise free of charge to social change organizations, is an out-of-the-box way to directly engage employees in your SDG strategy. During Hunger Action Month, and as part of Taproot’s commitment to ending hunger with expertise, we’re focusing on SDG2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
In Puerto Rico, an army of chefs and volunteers are energizing the victims of Hurricane Maria. Electricity and cell phone power may still be a problem, but ingenuity and compassion help to safeguard the island community.
A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will impose even more pressure on the meat industry, which in recent years has pledged to become more accountable and sustainable.
The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.
This excerpt from the upcoming Being Salmon, Being Human: Encountering the Wild in Us, and Us in the Wild explores our industrial relationship with the popular fish.
As climates shift, innovation will become critical to ensuring there is enough food grown and produced for the global population. The Netherlands, a country about the size of Oregon, may have the key.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
PMI says it has come a long way as it seeks to transform its business, which sold 800 billion cigarettes last year, into one that will mostly market and sell smoke-free products.
For decades governments have been using insecticide spray and other chemicals to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. But now scientists have come up with another method, thanks to help from Nature — oh, and about 50 years of plodding through tropical jungles. The answer all along, was in the soil …
It was really only a matter of time before the cold-pressed, cold-packed, hand-selected direct-to-your-door meal movement made its way to baby food. But is this start-up from Jennifer Garner and the former CEO of Annie’s Homegrown solving a real problem?
A letter posted on a Florida Pizza Hut bulletin board warning employees that they risked punishment for fleeing Hurricane Irma caused plenty of buzz on social media earlier this week. It serves as a lesson on how a company’s franchisees need to be considered as integral to the company as its supply chain.
Human activity has numerous impacts on biodiversity, but none is more significant than food production. Everything we eat represents a sacrifice: a sacrifice of energy, water and often wildlife habitat to grow and produce our food. When food is wasted, everything that goes into growing and transporting food is wasted.
It turns out that ocean pollution is having an impact on more than just seafood; many sea salt brands could be contaminated by plastic particles, according to a recent study.