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The No Deforestation Revolution: Two Years In

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 01.21.2016 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

Two years on, we've seen the beginnings of what could be that revolution: The commitments made in the Wilmar policy have become the new benchmark for responsible commodity agriculture, and have been adopted by major companies.

Does the World Need More Corporate Forest Commitments?

Katie McCoy | Posted 12.17.2015 | Business
Katie McCoy

In the run up to the historic climate talks just concluded in Paris, we saw an increasing number of companies announcing ambitious and unprecedented commitments to protect the environment. While this is welcome, we all know that what matters most is not making promises, but keeping them.

Guns and Brands to Protect What's Irreplaceable

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Several years ago, I visited the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa's owner's goal is to set an example of how wildlife can be even mor...

Will Climate Change Break the Global Food System?

David MacLennan | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
David MacLennan

Will climate change by itself break the global food system in the next 10 to 15 years? That's unlikely. But add population growth, failed states, armed conflict and political instability to the mix and the picture starts looking a lot more combustible. Places that are already grappling with other strains may well be driven over the edge by climate-induced food price spikes.

Deforestation: Give credit where credit is due

Justin Adams | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green
Justin Adams

Eliminating deforestation by 2030 can be done, but it is going to take a step change in attitudes and action by many players. Despite indicators of progress, deforestation is continuing and governments are showing resistance to the intervention and ambitions of western companies and NGOs.

Why Sustainable Palm Oil Is Possible

Mark Tercek | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

Palm oil is everywhere -- it's in our food, cosmetics and even our soaps and detergents. But growing demand for this common ingredient is putting tropical rainforests -- and our global climate -- at risk.

13 Powerhouse American Companies Have Taken Obama's New Climate Pledge. What Does It Mean for Forests?

Forest Trends | Posted 07.27.2015 | Green
Forest Trends

Thirteen major US companies today took the White House's "American Business Act on Climate" pledge to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The pledges commit to at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investment.

These Big Businesses Have All Committed To Climate Action

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

 WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday announced a new collaboration between major U.S.-based companies on climate change, teasing wh...

Feeding India's Flourishing Food Sector

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

The food processing sector in India accounts for a third of the country's total food market and 10 percent of its GDP. Expected to grow at 8.4 percent a year, the industry will reach $344 billion by 2025.

Bonaire, less frequented, has its own charms: Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Better get to the airport at least two hours early, they say in Willemstad, because they don't exactly move very fast here in Curaçao. So I arrive at...

Lynne Peeples

'Not What The Doctor Ordered'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Public health advocates are fuming over a new court ruling that they say could hasten the coming of the next pandemic. In a 2-1 decision released T...

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Cargill Puts Gestation Crates One Big Step Closer to Extinction

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

Yesterday, the long process of dialogue, which allowed our ideas to settle in and ultimately to seem eminently practical, produced a tremendous animal welfare outcome.

In the Field With CARE in Central America

Dan Glickman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Dan Glickman

Foreign assistance is much maligned in the US, especially in periods of fiscal constraint. It is a shame that foreign aid's detractors do not understand that it is clearly in the US national interest to improve economic conditions and reduce violence in countries like Guatemala and Honduras.

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Cargill To Change Beef Labeling In Wake Of 'Pink Slime' Furor

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Cargill Inc, one of the world's largest beef processors, will begin labeling when its ...

Building the Truvia Brand: The Sweet Taste of Success with a Woman's Touch

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

How do you take a brand and turn it from nothing to number two in less than five years? Zanna McFerson did just that with Truvia.

Five Reasons Why Burger King's Horse Meat Scandal Could Happen Here

Vickery Eckhoff | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
Vickery Eckhoff

Polish horse meat-contaminated beef patties produced in Ireland and consumed in the UK? Just the tip of the horseberg. The news that Burger King has been selling horsemeat-contaminated Whoppers in the UK comes just before Oklahoma debates making horse slaughter legal.

Shell Needs To Settle A Debt To Iran, So It's Thinking Barter Deal

Reuters | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business

By Richard Mably LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Oil major Royal Dutch/Shell is seeking to work around international sanctions by repayin...

Lynne Peeples

Is A Faulty Stanford Study Putting Kids At Risk?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.13.2012 | Green

It offered all the ingredients for a highly clickable news story: an elite university, a reputable scientific journal, surprising results and a conclu...

Food Companies Say High Fructose Corn Syrup Being 'Unfairly Maligned' In Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

* Corn industry fires back at sugar industry * Accuses sugar industry of false advertising * Legal tussle dates back to ...

30,000 Pounds Of Ground Beef Recalled After Salmonella Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Here's a list of supermarkets that received Cargill meat that is now being recalled: Hannaford, Stores in ME, MA, NH, NY and VT Country Ma...

Mobile Slaughterhouses Help Meat Go Local

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Katherine Gustafson

The meat industry, like much else in U.S. agriculture, has consolidated rapidly over the last half-century. Four giant companies produced 83.5 percent of U.S. beef as of 2007. It is in this context that the mobile slaughterhouse makes local slaughter available and affordable to small farmers.

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Mark Tercek

How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?

Orangutan Emergency in Indonesia: The Edge of Extinction

Rebecca Tarbotton | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Rebecca Tarbotton

The extinction of the world's great apes, taking place in remote rainforests and seemingly out of our control, is much closer than you might imagine -- and the solution is nearer still.