Global food purveyors provide for our health and well-being. But all too often the products they sell and the marketing that goes along with them contribute to malnutrition and obesity rather than nourishing our bodies. Read on to see how your favorite conglomerate fares.
Food & Agriculture
If you are going to pick a consumer product to symbolize the social message of your presidential campaign, you can’t go wrong with ice cream. And if Bernie Sanders should win the Democratic candidacy, Ben & Jerry’s will have the flavor picked out for the party.
Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s says it will withdraw from all organizations that oppose such labeling measures.
The BioAg Alliance, a joint venture between Novozymes and Monsanto, seeks to understand the impact that soil microbes have on agricultural productivity. Could they hold the key to a food-secure future?
The water it takes to produce 10 burgers is the same amount of water you use to shower for a year. Here are 10 more reasons to make not eating meat your New Year’s resolution!
Bouqs, based in Venice, California, promises to send flowers directly from farms in South America. The easy pricing and farm-to-table business model could disrupt the flower industry.
An outbreak of a norovirus, followed by strains of salmonella and E. coli, compounded the challenges facing Mexican grill giant Chipotle. But a more fundamental challenge may be surfacing — and not just for Chipotle.
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Preservatives: We love to complain about them, but can we really do without their life-saving properties? Our ancestors didn’t think so. New technology, however, is making it easier to reduce the substances like salt, sugar and artificial ingredients that have truly allowed for a global marketplace.
In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely limiting the amount of water available for production, and threatening the viability of the entire operation. Here’s how it turned water risk into water efficiency.
Often people feel that farmers market produce is more expensive and outside their food budget, but some organizations, like Fair Food Network and the Michigan Farmers Market Association, are working hard to make locally-grown produce more accessible to low-income families.