Food Emissions 50 to call on companies to improve emissions disclosures, set ambitious emission reduction targets, and implement climate transition action plans in line with Paris Agreement
July 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new effort launched today to engage 50 of the highest-emitting publicly-traded food and agriculture companies in North America, with the goal of accelerating the transition to a net zero emissions future in the global food and agriculture sector.
By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
Food is among the most basic and essential ways that we interact with nature. The security and continuity of our food supply chains depend on healthy soil, clean water and a stable climate—all factors that impact a producer’s ability to grow crops. Businesses are increasingly recognizing these connections and including environmental factors into their business models. One way they do this is by setting sustainability goals related to water quality and climate change.
As expectations of sustainability grow among employees and consumers alike, new analysis reveals leadership opportunity for FB&A businesses willing to prioritise the environment.
ARLINGTON, Va., November 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As food, beverage and agriculture businesses increasingly ramp-up efforts to reduce their environmental impacts, a major new market analysis from The Nature Conservancy – the first of its kind from the organization – and Edelman has underlined the importance of these sustainability strategies for both customers and employees, hinting at the compelling commercial and reputational rewards available to those companies willing to act fast on this urgent agenda.
WASHINGTON, October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ —GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national nonprofit advocating for clean food, filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Target Corporation for the deceptive labeling and marketing of Good & Gather California Raisins. Lab tests revealed that samples of Target’s Good & Gather All Natural California Raisins contained unnatural pesticides. The nonprofit discovered eleven different fungicides and insecticides present in the raisins.
UNIONVILLE, Conn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — GMO Free USA dba Toxin Free USA, a national 501(c)(3), has launched GMOResearch.org, the first-of-its-kind searchable science database of studies and reports on the safety and effects of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and associated agrichemicals.
Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres
Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.