Is Consumer Demand Changing The Fast Food Landscape?

In the past few years, consumer advocacy groups and online petitions peddling various causes have brought the fast food industry to its knees. Is the conscious consumer forcing corporations to turn over a new leaf?

“The Internet has brought a massive explosion of transparency, a lot more access to information about what we’re eating, our supply chains and production. We can […]

Leading U.S. Nutrition Scientists Forge Cozy Relationships with Major Lobbying Groups

A new report charges that America’s leading group of nutrition scientists regularly accepts money from major food companies such as McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and lobbying groups including the Sugar Association – despite the fact that many of the companies’ products have little to no nutritional value. The report suggests conflicts of interest have caused scientists to soften public policy […]

We’re Edging Toward A Local, Organic Food Revolution

With years of extreme drought in California and the Midwest bread basket, we’re beginning to see how climate change can have a devastating impact on food supplies and prices.

The silver lining is this could lead us to a more sustainable food system, one that relies on locally produced food and that doesn’t depend on transporting it huge distances (which would […]

Third Annual March Against Monsanto Gains Massive International Support

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The worldwide March Against Monsanto campaign has received massive international support following the announcement of its official launch date of May 23rd, in which hundreds of thousands will take to the streets in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company.With the latest attendance records expected to shatter previous numbers, thousands of grassroots supporters have […]

6 Billion Pounds Produce Is Wasted Every Year Because It’s Ugly

An estimated six billion pounds of fruits and vegetables are wasted every year in the U.S. because they are ugly, according to report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. That means more than 20 percent of the produce grown for human consumption is rejected by grocery stores and goes uneaten because of its appearance.

Founders of a crowd-funded company called Imperfect […]

5 Eco-Friendly Trends Radically Transforming Food Service

You know things are changing when restaurant giants like McDonald’s and Burger King publicly oppose unethical farm animal practices. Recent news has seen resturants going green and implementing sustainable practices to conserve energy and provide healthier offerings. As restaurants race toward trends the millennial generation embraces, environment- and animal-friendly initiatives are picking up speed.

Natural and organic foods, reduction of waste […]

Urban Farms Now Produce One Fifth of The World’s Food

Leadley is a key player in Detroit’s vibrant communal and commercial farming community, which in 2014 produced nearly 400,000 pounds of produce — enough to feed more than 600 people — in its more than 1,300 community, market, family and school gardens.

Other farms in postindustrial cities are also prolific: In 2008, Philadelphia’s 226 community and squatter gardens grew roughly 2 […]

Removing Human Antibiotics from American Chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. has joined what’s becoming a growing list of food companies in the U.S. that are revising existing products in the wake of escalating health concerns. The Springdale, Ark.-based meat-producing giant announced on April 28 that it plans to halt the use of human antibiotics from its broiler chicken production. Tyson’s goal is for its U.S. broiler flocks […]

Transforming Deserts into Farmland

The prophet Isaiah once promised that the Lord would make deserts bloom like Eden, but a bunch of Norwegians may actually get the job done first.

The ambitious Sahara Forest Project is developing cutting-edge food, water and energy technologies in the deserts of Qatar and Jordan in an attempt turn sand dunes into farms. The plan: to combine solar thermal technologies […]

The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops

Across fresh food supply chains, businesses are advancing environmental, social and economic values. Balancing production with continually improving conservation stewardship demands an aligned approach to measure and communicate on-farm sustainability in specialty crops (all fruits, nuts, and vegetables). The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) and The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC) are proud to announce a partnership that creates significant progress […]