“We’ve gone through multiple rounds where Cargill executives promise to act and then fail to get anything done."
Together, five companies have a climate footprint bigger than Exxon, Shell or BP, but we don't talk about it.
And it's not just because Leonardo DiCaprio's on board.
Unfortunately, the current climate has many of our smartest people from outside the U.S. questioning whether they want to
Over the last year, we partnered with World Resources Institute (WRI) and Global Forest Watch (GFW), whose expertise in protecting
At the same time, Cargill has a growing presence in organic and non-GM products. Something you might not have thought about
"Consumers should be able to tell the difference on a label between stevia from leaf and steviol glycosides produced through
Two years on, we've seen the beginnings of what could be that revolution: The commitments made in the Wilmar policy have become the new benchmark for responsible commodity agriculture, and have been adopted by major companies.
In the run up to the historic climate talks just concluded in Paris, we saw an increasing number of companies announcing ambitious and unprecedented commitments to protect the environment. While this is welcome, we all know that what matters most is not making promises, but keeping them.
But as in Brazil, global consumers are having a powerful role, exerting their will on food companies at the retail end of
Will climate change by itself break the global food system in the next 10 to 15 years? That's unlikely. But add population growth, failed states, armed conflict and political instability to the mix and the picture starts looking a lot more combustible. Places that are already grappling with other strains may well be driven over the edge by climate-induced food price spikes.
Eliminating deforestation by 2030 can be done, but it is going to take a step change in attitudes and action by many players. Despite indicators of progress, deforestation is continuing and governments are showing resistance to the intervention and ambitions of western companies and NGOs.
Palm oil is everywhere -- it's in our food, cosmetics and even our soaps and detergents. But growing demand for this common ingredient is putting tropical rainforests -- and our global climate -- at risk.
Thirteen major US companies today took the White House's "American Business Act on Climate" pledge to slash their greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change. The pledges commit to at least $140 billion in new low-carbon investment.
Apple, Coca-Cola and Google among the companies that signed the Obama administration's climate pledge.
The food processing sector in India accounts for a third of the country's total food market and 10 percent of its GDP. Expected to grow at 8.4 percent a year, the industry will reach $344 billion by 2025.
If anything, Bonaire's interior is more arid than Curaçao's, though there's still plenty of low dry green trees and bushes
Steven Roach, food safety program director with the nonprofit Food Animals Concerns Trust, one of the groups advocating for
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