Tag archives for transparency
Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most is the company’s drive to label “everyday” versus “occasional” foods.
The Department of the Treasury blocked Pfizer’s plan to acquire Allergan by issuing yet more new rules to close legal loopholes that allow for inversions.
A research fiasco at the University of Maryland College Park finally ended last week when the university’s administration returned over $228,000 in funds. The cash contributed to a dubious study that claimed a brand of chocolate milk alleviated the health effects of concussions.
This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt leaders in business and government are, in their way, declaring an economic war on the world’s citizens. At first, the response was relatively ho-hum. But that's beginning to change.
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 financial services giant has been accused of having a central role in a scheme that has acquired vast amounts of farmland across Brazil.
The parent company of KFC and Taco Bell, Yum! Brands, says it will instruct palm oil suppliers meet guidelines set by the RSPO.
Union of Concerned Scientists released its 2nd annual palm oil report, which tracks 40 large companies sourcing huge amounts of palm oil within its supply chains.
Whole Foods has long touted its “something great” tilapia, but the company is cagey about where they source it. No wonder: some is thanks to prison labor.
Domtar has upgraded The Paper Trail, a Web-based interactive tool that tracks products coming out of the paper manufacturer's 13 mills in North America.
Critics of the supplements industry will be calling for more regulations after what has been discovered at Walmart, Target, GNC and Walgreens.
Last week the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) released a new set of standards that will guide the organization’s forestry certification practices through 2019.
A lot has happened in the world of sustainability since I wrote my first article here on TriplePundit. Here are my thoughts 1,000 posts later.
Amazon is promoting Amazon Elements, products that promise transparency -- starting with diapers and baby wipes.
Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) announced this week it is now a B Corp—the first utility in the world to score this certification.