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Sustainability Matters: September 26, 2014

Ashley Kosiak

Ashley Kosiak

September 26, 2014


The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and the American Beverage Association pledge to reduce beverage calories consumed per person nationally by 20% by 2025. [Food Politics]

Scientists across the country are testing the impact of ozone and carbon on crops to discover to what extent climate change will affect the global food supply. [NY Times]

Agriculture giant Cargill has pledged to protect forests in the company’s supply chains and endorse measures stated in the New York Declaration on Forests, part of the UN summit on climate change. [Grist]

Following the horse meat scandal that swept Europe in 2013, food researchers and policy makers are looking for better ways to prevent fraudulent food. [NPR]

Seattle’s new regulations will fine residents whose trash bins are filled with more than 10% compostable waste. [Treehugger]

GM crops vs. superweeds: a new generation of genetically engineered plants have been developed to survive herbicides that invasive weeds cannot, but it is only a short-term solution. [Wired]