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Sustainability Matters: December 12, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

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. [Food Politics]

Meet Moo Cluck Moo, a small fast food burger chain outside of Detroit that pays employees $15 an hour while also making a profit. [NPR]

New studies find that organic and other ecologically-based farming systems can match or exceed industrial grain production. [Civil Eats]