“5 reasons companies are collaborating to end deforestation”

“Agricultural and forestry commodities, such as soy, palm oil, beef, timber and cocoa, are some of the leading causes of rainforest destruction and the degradation of other natural resources, threatening vital ecosystems and livelihoods, and accelerating global warming…. Read More

“Teens work to address needs of ‘food desert’ with vegetable-based desserts”

“From coast to coast, thousands of communities in the United States are classified by the Department of Agriculture as “food deserts” — meaning there is limited access to fresh vegetables, fruit and grocery stores. These “food deserts” tend… Read More

“Seattle Becomes the First Major U.S. City to Ban Plastic Straws”

“STRAWLESS IN SEATTLE. On Sunday, Seattle became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws and utensils. The ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that banned any one-time-use food-service items that aren’t recyclable or… Read More

“A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World”

“Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn,… Read More

“The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are four easy fixes.”

“If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: about the same amount in a single week, a new study finds, as a drive from D.C. to Trenton, N.J. Food… Read More

“How sustainability messages break through with busy shoppers”

“So when you think about the discrepancy between the time shoppers can afford versus the time they would need to absorb the entire footprint of a store, it makes perfect sense that packages and their barrage of logos… Read More

“How People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year”

“Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates… Read More

“A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic”

“A supermarket in Amsterdam opened Wednesday with an aisle that has more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic. The store, Ekoplaza, said it is the first of its kind to have an entire aisle without plastic… Read More

“A Century-Old Dairy Ditches Cows For High-Tech Plant Milk”

“Both sides of my family were in the dairy business, so I was involved from a young age,” says Schwartz, now 83. “Since I was 6 years old, I would work for my father on weekends and vacations,… Read More

“20% of U.S. Diets Responsible for Almost Half of Country’s Food-Related Emissions, Study Finds”

“The study was the first to look at the environmental impact of individual diets in the U.S., and found that 20 percent of Americans account for 46 percent of the country’s food-related greenhouse-gas emissions. Seventy percent of the… Read More