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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.
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.
Athletic apparel giant Adidas announced that it is retooling its sustainability strategy in order to ensure that sporting activities will long endure. "Sport Needs a Space" is the company's new mantra.
Cotton is the livelihood for an estimated 250 million people — saying no to cotton is hardly the solution. Saying yes to more responsible cotton, however, can help mitigate this crop’s impact on people and the environment -- and even improve living standards worldwide.
After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation in Indonesia, Unilever severed business ties with the company.
After a long fight, Vermont's GMO-labeling law will take effect this summer. One of the largest food companies in the U.S. now says it will start disclosing GMO ingredients on all of its labels. Watch for others to follow suit.
The United Kingdom-based NGO Forum for the Future recently launched the Protein Challenge 2040, a coalition that aims to bring together the global food industry, environmental groups and health organizations to ensure that both the production and consumption of protein worldwide will shift toward a more sustainable path.
This week, Mars announced that all of its food products, including those famous M&MS, will be free of artificial colors within five years.
Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s says it will withdraw from all organizations that oppose such labeling measures.
Nestlé has announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs within the U.S. by 2020.
A coalition of NGOs is urging Starbucks to make bolder moves to slash deforestation and irresponsibly-sourced palm oil and paper out of its supply chain.