We have two agricultural systems in this country, both claiming to be good for farmers and both claiming to be sustainable, says Marion Nestle. But only one has millions of dollars' worth of ads selling its version of reality.
China is a nation ruled by engineers with a steely-eyed determination to vanquish us in the race for clean energy. How can a democracy beholden to corporate interests and besieged by politicians in deep denial about the shape of the 21st century possibly keep up?
Walmart has graphically demonstrated the damaging aspects of severe market consolidation in the food industry. If it can now demonstrate a benevolent side to market domination, then I salute it -- and shrug.
A U.S. company shows it can compete in the European solar market by landing a deal on the sunny island of Crete.
Here it comes -- a shameless self-promotion for my new book, Cracking the Carbon Code: The Key to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy.
Many of these new green jobs are in traditional occupations that have now taken on an emerald tinge as they're applied to sustainable endeavors.
By December of this year, the next box of Legos you buy could be stamped "made with 100% Wind Power." Subsequently, countless other goods you buy could bear the Windmade stamp, which -- like Fair Trade, Organic, Recycled, etc. -- is competing to become one more differentiator for goods made with sustainability in mind.
A new study released today by the Prevention Institute should represent the final nail in the coffin of food industry self-regulation. Out of 50 products claimed to be good for kids, 84 percent flunk basic nutritional standards.
Despite widespread poverty, Africa's middle class is now bigger than India's ... which hasn't escaped the likes of Walmart, KFC, and Nestle.