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Foodservice corporations should choose people over profits
Foodservice corporations should choose people over profits

Aramark, Sodexo, and Compass group often have exclusive contracts with “Big Food” corporations that systematically lock out smaller, more sustainable producers, fair trade companies, and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers—especially those who have been disenfranchised.

Why Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for the environment
Why Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for the environment

Kavanaugh is a huge threat to the environment and public health. He’s consistently sided with corporate polluters, and he’s used his position on the lower courts to allow more mercury in our environment, more pollution in our air and water and to block federal action on climate change.

Climate-friendly menus can take a big bite out of climate change
Climate-friendly menus can take a big bite out of climate change

Livestock production accounts for about 15 percent of global GHG emissions — more than the tailpipe emissions from all the planes, trains, cars and trucks in the world combined!

Why Non-GMO Plant Based Proteins are One Solution to Factory Farming
Why Non-GMO Plant Based Proteins are One Solution to Factory Farming

Why do we need genetically engineered proteins when many other safe, sustainable and healthy non-GMO or organic plant-based meat and dairy replacements, and other plant proteins, are available and growing in popularity?

Andrew Wheeler: Pruitt and industry puppet
Andrew Wheeler: Pruitt and industry puppet

Wheeler is set to make his first appearance as EPA chief in front of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today. As he testifies, it’s important to remember that Wheeler is still dutifully advancing Pruitt’s anti-environment agenda. Here are four ways that prove Wheeler is nothing more than a #PruittPuppet.

Why the US and EU trade models are both bad for people and the planet
Why the US and EU trade models are both bad for people and the planet

If the U.S. and the EU follow through with their commitments, the new trade relationship would mean more fracking in the U.S. and an attack on European standards for genetically modified organisms, chemicals and other sensitive issues. But this should be no surprise, since both sides prioritize corporate interests over environmental and social concerns in their trade policy.

Three Years Since the Ecocide in the Río Pasión, Guatemala, Communities Still Struggle for Justice
Three Years Since the Ecocide in the Río Pasión, Guatemala, Communities Still Struggle for Justice

The danger facing critics of the palm oil industry is particularly high, as the industry appears to have deep ties to narco-trafficking and money-laundering — and even international conservation efforts appear bent on controlling disputed territories without fully considering the needs of the region’s most affected communities.

Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation is a cynical ploy
Trump’s NAFTA renegotiation is a cynical ploy

Trump’s rhetoric and actions since taking office demonstrate that he is using NAFTA renegotiation to amplify his war on the planet and to expose the American people to dangerous pollution, unsafe products, and catastrophic global warming.

CalPERS’s New Policy Is a Good Step Forward for Forests and Human Rights
CalPERS’s New Policy Is a Good Step Forward for Forests and Human Rights

CalPERS's new policy gives extraordinary attention to some crucial climate issues: deforestation, land use and the related human and labor rights issues.

Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps
Three things to know about Andrew Wheeler and the company he keeps

Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist who is cozy with climate skeptics and fossil fuel interests. After a career of over 25 years in Washington, he has accumulated some truly unsavory connections.