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KFC, Pizza Hut & Taco Bell Commit to Deforestation-Free Palm Oil. Who's Next?

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

KFC's parent company, Yum! Brands, which also owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today that by the end of 2017 it will only buy palm oil cooking oil from suppliers that protect tropical forests and peatlands--swampy areas that store even more carbon. That's a big deal.

The Story of Howard: 'The World's Best Cashier'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Natasha Tynes

The world these days is in need of a good story like Howard's. You might not be able to change the world, but you can definitely leave an impact in your own small surrounding. Kudos to the power of community that is bringing us the good stories that we are constantly striving for.

Dear Cashier

Anjali Joshi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

He fights back and is inconsolable. He is frustrated with my pleas and pulls at the boxes we are parked beside. I watch in utter horror as the 10-foot chip bag tower tumbles to the ground.THIS IS NOT HAPPENING.

10 Products That Are Cheaper at Whole Foods

Max Levitte | Posted 06.21.2014 | Home
Max Levitte

Although it's true the health-food giant stocks plenty of high-end goods, many items are actually less expensive than comparable products at a traditional grocery store.

Eating Dangerously at Safeway

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Eating Dangerously recommends bathing certain foods in a bleach bath, but this is not practical for me. I'll wash my food, especially the fruits that hit the conveyer belt today, more carefully than I would have before reading the book

24 States Pressure Walmart, Walgreens To Stop Selling Cigarettes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

Attorneys General from 24 states, Washington D.C., and three U.S. territories sent letters to the country's biggest pharmaceutical retailers Monday, i...

Kate Sheppard

Phil Radford Reflects On His Time Leading Greenpeace USA

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON –- When Phil Radford took the helm of Greenpeace USA in April 2009, he promised to bring a renewed focus on the grassroots to the environ...

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.

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Fate Of Dominick's Stores Unclear After Safeway Announces Chicago Exit

Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

After Dominick's-owning Safeway announced Thursday that it plans to exit the Chicago market entirely by early 2014 due to declining profits, the fate ...

Why Is Amazon Ducking Animal Cruelty Controversy?

Nathan Runkle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Crime
Nathan Runkle

At Amazon, unconscionably cruel foie gras is still just a click away.

A Breakthrough in How We Work to Protect Our Oceans

Philip Radford | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

The Bering Sea is known to scientists and conservationists as one of the most remarkable places on Earth. But as of this week, the Bering Sea is remarkable for another reason -- it's the impetus for a an amazing breakthrough in the way we work to protect our oceans.

A Safer Way to Affordable Health Care

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

Programs that incentivize healthful choices like Safeway's, if embraced at companies throughout the nation, might go a long way toward bringing health care expenditures down.

How Walmart Snuck Its Way Into Boulder

Dave Taylor | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Dave Taylor

While some locals will continue to decry the presence of the new store, the fact is that Boulder residents have the opportunity to vote with their dollars, because in the end it's a simple equation for any retailer: If people come and shop, the company thrives.

What Safeway Doesn't Want You To Know

Posted 12.21.2012 | Business

One of the country's largest supermarket chains doesn't seem to be learning its lesson. Following multiple lawsuits, failed inspections and an unde...

Bakery Bans Photography Of Awesomely Bad Cake Designs

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home

Safeway bakeries are not known for artistry in the cake department. This should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the website Cake Wrecks, w...

A Wish For All Men

Angie Harmon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Angie Harmon

It is for all of the wonderful men in my life that I am raising my voice about a disease that affects more than two million American men and remains the second-leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. We can make a difference with the progress of finding better treatments and ultimately, a cure.

Graduate Economics: Balancing the Budget Without Benefit Cuts or Tax Increases

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Providing incentives to my children helped me to balance my checkbook. By doing the same, America could remain solvent with a lot less pain to beneficiaries and taxpayers.

Safeway Claims Big Change In Its Pork Will Come

Posted 05.07.2012 | Home

The national supermarket chain Safeway has announced that it is working to formulate a plan to sell pork only from suppliers that do not use gestation...

SLIDESHOW: #GoodSpotting Shares Random Acts Of Kindness With The World

Posted 12.12.2011 | Impact

Did you catch someone going out of their way for a neighbor, or meet some great volunteers at a food shelter? Share it via #GoodSpotting! The Case ...

$5 Sandwiches Landed This Couple In Jail, Daughter Taken Away

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.31.2011 | Crime

When Nicole Leczcyzynski, a pregnant mother from Hawaii, felt dizzy while grocery shopping, she and her husband decided to munch on some $5 sandwiches...

Do Frozen Meals Free Us Or Turn Us Into Barbarians?

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Are Trader Joe's frozen gnocchi and Hibachi House frozen teriyaki chicken destroying Western civilization? Or are they the great liberators of our age?

Watch: A Picnic Table Bigger Than A Football Field Assembled In 30 Seconds

Posted 08.31.2011 | Weird News

At 305 feet, the world's longest picnic table easily stretches from endzone-to-endzone on a pro football field. To celebrate National Picnic Day, S...

Sex and the Salad.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Fineman

So apparently the supermarket is a good place for young people to meet other young people. According to Patti Stanger, Our Lady of Pink Office Motifs,...

Barnes And Noble Closes Lincoln Center Store

San Francisco Examiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO -- A chain bookstore anchoring a condominium complex in the center of a revived South Beach is going out of business in October amid nei...