Not So Fast, Purveyors of Junk Science: Factory Farms Are Not Green

Demystifying the Environmental Sustainability of Food Production, a paper by Jude Capper, Roger Cady and Dale Bauman, demonstrates either a lamentable misunderstanding of the impacts of livestock production practices, or a willful effort to misrepresent the facts. Or perhaps a little of both.

A New Shade of Greenwash

Never an industry to miss the chance to make a quick buck or million, Big Ag has long since jumped on the greenwagon. Lately though, a new shade of greenwash has emerged from the smarmy depths of industrial agricultural marketing departments...

FIJI Water and Parent Company Still Rolling in the Water

The year 2011 has been a tough for scandal-prone California agribusiness giant, Roll Global, parent company of FIJI Water. After all the bad press, it's not unexpected that the corporation might want to distance itself from...itself.

Nuke Rebuke: New Report Shows No Need for Indian Point

For years, opponents of the Indian Point nuclear power plant have faced a tough question: where does the replacement power come from if the plant is shuttered? It’s a fair question even from the perspective of a renewable energy advocate.

Greenwashing the Lorax: A Movie Review

In which our intern Sarah tries to go into the film open-minded--as a child would be. Corporate and political rhetoric only serve to distract--and even corrupt--what the Lorax stands for. He "speaks for the trees," but can we hear him?

Greenwashing Food: How to Smell a Rat

We've been talking about corporate "greenwashing" for a while, now, but if food activists have been hard at work talking to consumers about food systems, so have food marketers.

Report: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Too Cozy with Industry

Last month a report calling out the close financial ties between corporate food and beverage companies and registered dietitians group Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) sparked public outcry and highlighted the push for more transparency in the profession.

Climate Change

Learn more about how climate change will affect food, water and energy systems. As the climate changes we will experience more intense and more frequent storms, more erratic weather patterns and extended periods of drought, which could impact the availability of freshwater, where food is produced and how well our electric utilities operate.

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