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The Bitter Secret of Sugar

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

As global demand for sweets increases, so does the rush for land to grow sugarcane. Companies that produce and supply sugar to Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and violating their rights.

Fighting Climate Change and Creating "Green Jobs": Is Hemp the Silver Bullet?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

Given all of these benefits, why have Obama and the political establishment chosen to remain silent? The explanation has to do with retrograde and backward beliefs which have been hindering environmental progress for a generation.

PHOTOS: Sugar Cane Harvest in Guatemala

Posted 12.01.2011 | Latino Voices

Sugar is Guatemala's most important agricultural export, making Guatemala the fifth largest sugar exporter in the world. The industry employs arou...

Visit Miami WITHOUT Going To South Beach

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel

If you've only listened to Will Smith songs or watched "Jersey Shore," you probably think of Miami as a 24-hour party spot, nights spent tearing up So...

Bill Clinton Puts Influential Muscle Behind Agricultural Production in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

BioTek's Regine Simon Barjon with Former President of the United States, co-chair of the IHRC, and UN Special Envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton at the Dar...

Where's My Orangutan? Why Biofuels Don't Kill Apes

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

The next time you eat a cookie off of your Mahogany table that was brought to you on diesel-fueled transportation, consider this: everything you touch, everything you buy and everything you eat comes at a price.

5 Things You Didn't Know Were Biofuels

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When talk turns to biofuels, it often soon turns to food shortages next. Biofuel doesn't have to be made from food staple crops, though. Here are fi...