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The World May Be Starved For Healthy Foods but the US is Wasting a lot of its Food

By : SustainabilityO..., Jun 29, 2016

The world may be starving for healthy foods. But here in the United States, we sure do toss a lot of it away, prompting our federal government to set a goal of reducing such waste by half by...

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Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 30, 2016

Once the darling of both Wall Street and sustainability advocates, that rare admiration from both constituencies for Chipotle has gone down in flames over the past year. Outbreaks of E. coli and...

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Climate change may kill over 130,000 Indians in 2050

By : SustainabilityO..., Mar 4, 2016

Climate change could kill over 130,000 people in India in 2050 because of changes in diet and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to a study in the British medical journal The Lancet.

The changes could lead to nearly 529,000 extra deaths globally in...

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How sustainable was your last meal at a restaurant?

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 22, 2014
One may be very environmentally conscious at home, using LEDs for lighting, organic produce for cooking and even composting the left-over tea leaves for manure, but have we ever stopped to ponder over the environmental impact of our meals when we dine at...
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Want To Feed The World? Tackle Pollution From Ozone And Soot

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

Researchers have long known that man-made climate change will harm yields of important crops, possibly causing problems for the world’s food security. But new research shows air pollution doesn’t just harm crops indirectly through climate change; it seems to harm them...

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Yes, Organic Farming Can Feed the World

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2014

A few years ago, I was at a biotechnology trade meeting listening to a panel on GMOs. Throughout the two-hour session, the panelists all sang the praises of the technology—not too surprising at an industry event. (At the time, the GMOs under commercial planting were limited...

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McCain, DuPont to empower Gujarat's potato farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

McCain Foods and DuPont India are collaborating to implement the Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Farm Assurer Certification Program with McCain contract farmers. The program is designed to equip farmers to follow GAP in order to ensure food, worker and environmental...

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Unilever-Solidaridad supply chain partnership grows from sugar to gherkins

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

 A Unilever agreement with Solidaridad is set to extend supply chain sustainability beyond the usual suspects of tea and cocoa to vegetables like gherkins.

Slow pace of talks on food security at WTO worries India

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 12, 2014

 India has expressed concern over the “slow progress” in post Bali talks of the WTO on arriving at a permanent solution on safeguards to run food security programmes of developing nations and a 'package' for least developed countries (LDC), even as it indicated that work is...

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CropIn Technologies Joins ID’s BSP Fund Portfolio

By : Sustainability ..., May 2, 2014

 We are excited to welcome CropIn Technologies to the BSP Fund portfolio. CropIn is a Bangalore-based software startup that makes farm operations efficient, transparent, and traceable. The software collects data from the field and makes it available to assist agri-businesses...

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