“The same foods can have wildly different environmental footprints”

“When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on… Read More

“China’s Plastic Ban Will Flood Us With Trash”

“One of the only redeeming virtues of single-use plastic—besides its convenience—is the idea that all those used yogurt cups, water bottles and coffee lids can be tossed into the recycling bin to live another day as a park… 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

“The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water”

“Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They’ll wind up in the trash, like so many other well-intentioned meals that never came to be. Your efforts to eat better have… Read More

“Why Do Seabirds Eat Plastic? It Smells Like Fish to Them”

“Speaking from his home in Sussex, England, Nicolson explains how guillemot colonies are information exchange centers; how new research is showing that those ultimate long-distance travelers, the shearwaters, “smell” their way across the globe; and what we can… Read More

“This Country Is Leading the World in Ending Food Waste”

“Because of its strict zero food waste policies, sustainable agricultural practices, and the healthy eating habits of its people, France has retained the top spot in the Food Sustainability Index, a study of 34 countries by The Economist… Read More

“The world produces more than 3.5 million tons of waste a day – and that figure is growing”

“The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of solid waste a day, 10 times the amount a century ago, according to World Bank researchers. If nothing is done, that figure will grow to 11 million tons by… Read More

“USC Sustainability works to reduce tailgate waste”

“Just three years away from its 2020 sustainability goal, USC is taking steps to further its waste diversion program through a partnership with student organizations like Clover, Environmental Student Assembly and the Environmental Core during football tailgates.” http://dailytrojan.com/2017/09/19/usc-sustainability-works-reduce-tailgate-waste/

“Organic Agriculture May Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, New Study Shows”

“A new study has shown that converting land from conventional to organic agriculture could reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that these beneficial environmental effects would be further compounded as people… Read More

“What Contribution Can Organic Farming Make?”

“Imagine what would happen if we did not produce a third of our food simply to throw it away, and if we did not dedicate 40% of the world’s arable land to producing animal feed simply to cover… Read More