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Sustainability Matters: November 7, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

November 07, 2014


What’s in your take-out box? The FDA is working with major companies to phase out potentially dangerous chemical compounds that are used to make many cardboard food packaging grease-proof. [Civil Eats]

The US Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on “biodegradable” and “compostable” bags that actually aren’t. [Grist]

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver takes on the sugar hiding in your food. #ShowUsYourPeanuts [Slate]

What this week’s election means for the food movement across the country: soda taxes, GMO labeling, minimum wage laws, and more. [Food Politics]

Sustainable trash: Sweden imports 800,000 tons of trash annually to generate the heat and electricity needed to run their cities. [Treehugger]

California’s new laws for the humane treatment of laying hens could change the egg industry across the country. [Modern Farmer]