Demystifying the Environmental Sustainability of Food Production, a paper by Jude Capper, Roger Cady and Dale Bauman, demonstrates either a lamentable misunderstanding of the impacts of livestock production practices, or a willful effort to misrepresent the facts. Or perhaps a little of both.
The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Never an industry to miss the chance to make a quick buck or million, Big Ag has long since jumped on the greenwagon. Lately though, a new shade of greenwash has emerged from the smarmy depths of industrial agricultural marketing departments...
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
FIJI Water and its parent company, Roll International, are using a lot of water - and making a lot of dough - at the expense of surrounding communities.
Kicking off 2011 with disingenuous propaganda, the industry group Innovation Center for US Dairy released its US Dairy Sustainability Commitment Progress Report.
So far, 2011 has been a tough year for scandal-prone California agribusiness giant, Roll Global, parent company of bottled water brand FIJI Water, among others. After all the bad press last year, it’s not unexpected that the corporation might want to distance itself from...itself.
For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.
Triclosan is back in the news because the FDA is evaluating its safety. Results of the review will be out at the end of 2012. The EPA has yet to report on it’s review.
In which our intern Sarah tries to go into the film open-minded--as a child would be. Corporate and political rhetoric only serve to distract--and even corrupt--what the Lorax stands for. He "speaks for the trees," but can we hear him?
We've been talking about corporate "greenwashing" for a while, now, but if food activists have been hard at work talking to consumers about food systems, so have food marketers.
Food, Inc. may well be the most important, perspective-altering documentary you'll ever digest. Informed by author/activists Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), documentarian Robert Kenner exposes the evolution of food production from the venerable family farm to rapacious big agri-business.
For Earth Day, the Ecocentric team examines two ways children are involved in the environmental movement: corporate greenwashing aimed at kids, from fun-shaped water bottles to a coloring book featuring a fracking-themed dinosaur, and green media produced by kids themselves.
Food MythBusters is a series of videos intended to debunk the myths perpetuated by proponents of industrial agricuture.
Last month a report calling out the close financial ties between corporate food and beverage companies and registered dietitians group Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) sparked public outcry and highlighted the push for more transparency in the profession.
Bottled water may seem like a healthy and convenient alternative but it is, in reality, expensive, wasteful and polluting. Find out why.