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The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the social and environmental impacts of conventionally-grown cotton.
Alter Eco has been making fair trade chocolate before the movement caught fire. Mathieu Senard spoke with 3p on how the company hopes to make chocolate a regenerative, not an extractive, industry.
More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued today by the NGO Forest Trends.
The World Resources Institute says companies could do more to reduce food waste, and there's a financial incentive: Every $1 spent on food waste reduction yields an average $14 return.
Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.
The industrialization of the kibbutzim has been one of the triggers behind Israel’s spectacular growth, but many old-timers have lamented the shift from idealism to pragmatic capitalism. But a slow shift is underway as more Israelis are considering moving back to these communities.
Netafim’s drip irrigation systems can play a critical role as the world attempts to feed 9 billion people by 2050. TriplePundit visited the company’s offices in Kibbutz Hatzerim, Israel, to learn more about its vision for sustainable agriculture.
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.
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.
Researchers at a university in Denmark say they are close to developing a variety of grass species that are easier for cattle to digest. The result could be a decrease in methane emissions, as well as improved dairy and meat production.
An ICF study, commissioned by Monsanto, claims that the widespread implementation of sustainable farming practices in the U.S. can prevent more than 100 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The growing demand for avocados has led produce brokers and retailers to look beyond California as a place to cultivate this savory and creamy fruit. It's reportedly leading to pine forest eradication in Mexico.