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Western fast food is on the decline in China, according to research from McKinsey, which suggests that consumers in the world's most populous nation are seeking a healthier lifestyle.
This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from conventional to organic farming methods.
Darden Restaurants, which owns the popular Olive Garden chain, has been accused of cutting costs at the expense of its employees by issuing problem-plagued payroll cards.
The Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group is suing the RSPO in a Zurich, Switzerland court, over what it says is an unfair suspension from the global standards board for sustainable palm oil.
TerraVia, formerly known as Solazyme, announced that it is entering the aquaculture sector with an algae-based feed product that it says can help reduce destructive overfishing in the world's oceans.
Nespresso says its recycling program -- which it plans to expand to the contiguous 48 states of the U.S. -- mitigates the environmental impact of single-use coffee pods. But not everyone is buying into the company's recycling plan.
Earlier this week, General Mills’ social media team reminded the public about the new Trix cereal in a cute video posted on the company’s Facebook page. While the bunny scored some points, the post was overwhelmingly panned by commenters.
Considering that the current recipe for McNuggets has over 30 ingredients, the fact McDonald’s has taken so long to change the recipe makes one wonder if the company's product-development team is a few French fries short of a Happy Meal.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
Timberland sets long-term goals every five years and just announced its agenda leading to 2020. The mantra is 100 percent . . . as much as possible within its supply chain. We spoke with Colleen Vien, Timberland’s director of sustainability, to find out more.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
MorningStar Farms worked with the consultancy Quantis to cobble together an online calculator that enumerates the environmental benefits that can result from eating less meat.