Sustainability Matters: December 12, 2014


The last large palm oil business has joined the no-deforestation pledge. The next step is to make sure these pledges are implemented. [Grist]


New concerns about BPA arise as a new study discovers that the chemical can seep into beverages stored in cans or plastic bottles, raising blood pressure within hours. [NYT]


Not sure what to get your sustainability-minded friends for the holidays? Check out this green gift guide. [Ecocentric]


Congress is using the appropriations process to include provisions in nutrition standards for WIC, school meals, and more. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: September 5, 2014


The new humane standards set to go into effect in California on January 1, 2015 raise questions about battery cages, colony cages, and cage-free systems for laying hens. [Civil Eats]


Programs like Double Up Food Bucks don't just help families buy nutritious, local produce. They help farmers and the environment. [Grist]


New studies eliminate doubt that BPA, a ubiquitous ingredient found in some plastics and coatings, is a dangerous toxin to the female reproductive system. [Treehugger]


The scoop on listeria: why the bacteria L. monocytogenes, which is often responsible for food-borne illness from meat... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 27, 2014



Think the big-name brands always outsell store brands? Think again. [WP]


Michelle Obama's initiative to curb childhood obesity to target junk-food marketing in schools. [WSJ]


New study shows that BPA, the chemical found in plastics that allegedly causes cancer, may actually be safe. [NPR]


In case you ever were ever torn between breakfast or lunch at Taco Bell, the chain's new the Waffle Taco hybrid is your solution. [... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 14, 2014



Rethinking what's in your cup: companies pledge to improve working conditions on India's tea plantations. [Grist]


For lower income students, snow days can mean empty stomachs. [NPR]


Cartoonist Joe Mohr illustrates the dangers of Bisphenol A, or BPA, with Popeye the Sailor. [Treehugger]


Why is nutrition so confusing? Blame the research environment. [NYT]


The future of vegetarian food substitutes might lie in Silicon Valley. [... Read more >

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