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These five innovative and sustainable school lunch programs and businesses caught our attention. They are a massive change from the inedible lunch options of the past, and their stories are sure to inspire.
Amnesty International describes the global palm oil industry as a “disgrace.” Lands continue to be cleared for plantations, where workers -- some of them children -- are pushed to the brink and paid grossly unfair wages, the group insists.
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.
Last week, beverage and snack foods giant PepsiCo acquired the popular brand KeVita, a California-based company that bottles kombucha, probiotic and apple vinegar beverages.
Date labels on food packaging -- such as 'best by,' 'use by' and 'sell by' -- are often misunderstood, resulting in perfectly edible food being tossed out. 3p spoke with an academic and a nonprofit expert to find out we can solve this problem.
Last week, 7-Eleven announced that it would start offering a Rainforest Alliance-certified coffee, sourced from Nicaragua, at participating stores.
Cine’al, a start-up based in Tel Aviv, believes it has found a use for the jellyfish that suddenly wash ashore in massive numbers. The company dries jellyfish, turns them into a mash and then manufactures a range of products from diapers to bandages out of the material.
A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains more sustainable.
The USDA will offer up to $25 million in grants to develop more tech-driven applications that can help farmers use resources more efficiently and sustainably.
The NGO Nest is trying to make the global artisan goods market more transparent. And it has an ally in West End, a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma that specializes in contemporary furniture and housewares.
According to Reuters, some within the UN's leadership realized that it would benefit next week’s meeting drafting a global tobacco control treaty if delegates who work within, or have ties to, state-owned tobacco companies are barred from attending the proceedings.
The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps annual revenues of anywhere from $3 billion to $6 billion annually.