The Value of Monitoring Indoor Air Quality

Bourne, MA — According to a white paper published by Onset, based here and authored by Greg Lowitz, founder and CEO of Buildera, based in...
Organic Compliance Committee

U.S. and Mexico Collaborate on Joint Organic Committee

Washington, D.C.—On October 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced plans to start a Joint Organic Compliance Committee...
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Sustainability Through Organic Agriculture

Baltimore, MD—At Expo East, The Organic Center hosted an education session titled, “Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture” in which Tracy Misiewicz, associate director of...

California Exempts Aquifers from Environmental Protection, Threatening Water Supply

An investigation by ProPublica reveals that the state of California is expanding exceptions to federal environmental laws, called aquifer exemptions, that allow mining, oil...
pesticides Atrazine

EPA Draft Report on Atrazine Open for Public Comment for 60 Days

In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a 500-page report highlighting the environmental impacts of atrazine, which is a widely used weed killer and...
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North American Leaders Announce Climate Partnership Action Plan

Ottawa, Canada—On June 29, U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced The North American Climate,...

Survey Shows Date Labels Contribute to Food Waste

A recent national survey—a collaborative effort between the National Consumer League, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and Johns Hopkins University Center for Livable...

The Paris Agreement, An Uphill Battle

New York, NY—On April 22, diplomats from 167 countries met to sign the climate accord reached this past December in Paris. The goal of...

Mushroom Extracts Can Help Fight Colony Collapse Disorder

At Expo West, Host Defense highlighted its new Give Bees a Chance campaign (part of its BeeFriendly Research Initiative), an effort to raise awareness for colony collapse disorder (CCD) and new research about the potential for mushroom extracts to help bee populations. CCD increased by 6% in 2015, affecting 41% of the managed bee colonies nationwide.

ASC and MSC Collaborate to Create Global Seaweed Standard

Two leading seafood certification and labeling programs, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), joined forces to develop a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The Seaweed Standard promotes environmentally sustainable and socially responsible use of seaweed resources in order to contribute to the world’s aquatic ecosystems.