Could charging Starbucks customers for their paper cup prompt them to bring in a mug instead?
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Done right, aquaculture is a sustainable way to produce healthy protein. But done wrong fish farming can create major environmental problems.
Consumers are showing an ever increasing support of the food industry's sustainability efforts, but it is unclear how much those green efforts translate into sales.
In a move to grow the market for Fair Trade products, the longtime head of Fair Trade USA proposes to allow much bigger coffee growers into the certification -- a move that some say runs contrary to the whole purpose of Fair Trade.
As demand for food increases on a planet with limited resources,organic foods' low yields are an issue. But there are other benefits to consider -- along with some possibilities for addressing yield concerns.
Proponents of organic foods have the fervor of faith in their belief in the benefits of organics, but if we want to truly understand organic agriculture's impacts on the planet and on our health, science and not faith ought to guide us.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has released two tools to help companies calculate and cut emissions from processing plants and milk transportation.
In a move that could grow the market for cage-free eggs, Burger King is pledging to switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs by 2017. It also plans to eliminate gestation crates for breeding pigs.