Sometimes BigAg and other corporate juggernauts put profits before being truthful about how their businesses impact communities, animals and the planet. Often times it takes huge effort to uncover the truth. When we find the results of these efforts, we've got to put them in Eco News!
From the myriad negative impacts of a concentrated animal feeding operation to the deleterious effect power plant pollution has on oceans, investigating the complex details around environmental impacts is super important. This week's Eco News highlights the investigations that do just that.
If you're the type of person that wants to know what you're eating and where your food comes from, then you may have some seriously mixed feelings about Congress right now. (But don't worry - there is some good news, too!)
This week's Eco News brings us some good news - and some not-so-good news. The good news: the FDA banned some bad chemicals in food packaging, a big soup company joins the GM labeling fray, and more. The bad: our favorite banana might go the way of the dodo and the USDA revokes the grassfed labeling standard. Read more important environmental news in this week's roundup.
It's the first full week of the new year and you know what that means: Eco News! We're back at it - finding the big environmental stories of the week so you don't have to go looking. Here's to a productive - and sustainable - 2016!
It's up to all of us to make 2016 a good year, and that's where New Year's resolutions can come in handy. Resolving to be more sustainable in the new year is a great way to make the world a better place and your life a healthier one! So we've come up with a can't-fail strategy to help you pick resolutions that hit the right balance of being both feasible AND impactful!
2015 was a big year in food and agriculture news - from severe drought in our nation's biggest food producing state, to the approval of GM salmon and lots more. Looking back on the year, we've collected six of the top food and agriculture stories of 2015.
Is it possible for a delicacy like caviar to be sustainable? As always, it depends on your definition, but some companies are giving it a try. Let's just say it involves a calm sturgeon and a delicate touch.
It is the middle of the Holiday season and we know you're busy getting everything done! While you're busy it can be tricky to stay on top of all that's going on out in the world. Keep on top of the big news out there with our Eco News round up. It's one of our presents to you!
When you're working to make the world a better place, you've got to remain vigilant. And, wow - can it be tough! The forces that want to take advantage of the environment, our health and hardworking people don't ever stop, so we can't either. We hope that our Eco News roundups help you stay on top of the good and the bad out there so you can lend your support.
This week saw the kick off of the COP21 Paris climate summit and we're hopeful that real climate action will be taken! It's also got us thinking about how sustainable agriculture can fight climate change and how systems can be influenced - no matter how big. We found a bunch of Eco News about just this.
Sometimes it takes getting into the nitty-gritty details to uncover the some of the most important news of the day. This week's Eco News does just that. We found stories of those looking into healthy and unhealthy dirt, manure's impact on antibiotic resistant bacteria and the various sources of water pollution. Learn more, here!
Food produced by industrial agriculture can often be cheap, but that doesn't mean that it's not costly to the environment. Read about a new report that totals up the hidden costs that are largely left off the books.
It's Friday the 13th so we've found some news that really scared us - for instance, pieces about rain forest deforestation and a terrible salmon population outlook. However, unlike most Friday the 13th tales, we also feature stories of hope! This week it takes the form of efforts to protect the environment and help farmers.
When you think about Thanksgiving turkey, what else comes to mind? No, not mashed potatoes and gravy: we're talking about cranberries. Most people either love or hate their sweet-tart flavor. We happen to love cranberries, but once we started looking into the impacts that conventional farming methods have on the environment, our relationship turned a little sour.
Many times, the most important Eco News comes in the form of investigations. This week was no different: we feature investigations into how pesticides affect wine, how diesel affects bees and the working conditions of chicken processing plants. Learn about these hard-hitting investigations and more important news from the week.