European policy makers must stimulate alternatives to fuels derived from edible oils to resolve a growing conflict between the food sector and biodiesel producers, an industry association says.
Farm and forestry groups are throwing their support behind the new "25 x '25" campaign, which advocates that 25% of energy in the U.S. come from "America's working lands" by 2025. By Amanda...
New England's largest alpaca farm is teaming up with CVPS Cow Power, Vermont’s largest voluntary renewable energy program.
Food-service company Compass Group USA has announced a major policy to shift its purchases away from threatened fish species and toward sustainably sourced supplies.
Wal-Mart has pledged to source all of its wild-caught fresh and frozen fish for the North American market from fisheries that meet the Marine Stewardship Council's independent environmental...
Marks & Spencer has sought to bolster its credentials as a global citizen by announcing it would be Britain's first major retailer to sell clothing made purely from Fairtrade cotton.
There's an even bigger winner in the green fuel revolution than the environment -- U.S. farmers.
This year's Pennsylvania Farm Show will offset its total carbon emissions by purchasing energy from a Pennsylvania family dairy farm methane energy project.
Nestlé is to launch a Fairtrade certified coffee in a new sustainability initiative for smallholder coffee farmers.
AgCert Services USA is the newest member of the California Climate Action Registry, a voluntary program that enables participating companies to assess, track, and report their greenhouse gas...
Ghana is leading efforts to use waste from cocoa farming to produce household products and drinks -- from fertilizer and soap to wine and brandy -- that will boost income for poor farmers.
Bon Appétit Management Company has been honored by the Ecological Society of America for its procurement policies regarding local farm produce, sustainable seafood, and antibiotic-free meats.
Some New Jersey farmers are putting solar power systems over barn roofs and fields to make electricity for their homes, farm buildings and irrigation systems -- and reducing pollution at the same...
Food service giant Compass Group North America has partnered with Smithfield Foods, Inc., and the nonprofit Environmental Defense for a first-of-its-kind purchasing policy to curb antibiotic use...
Land managers in Australia will be able to monitor the effects of farming and forestry on greenhouse gas emissions using their own computer, thanks to these tools.
January 2005 report reviews a total of 52 existing programs promoting energy efficiency in the U.S. agriculture sector.
New plants for production of bioethanol fuel entering service in Germany will start consuming significant volumes of grain this year -- but only at very low prices, market players fear.
Germany is looking to messier energy sources to produce cleaner fuel, showing the world that it is possible use all-natural plant and animal products to run cars and heat homes.
The Canadian Pork Council says Canada needs an internationally recognized carbon credit trading system and the federal regulations that will make it work to encourage the adoption of new...
Looks at the ecological and social impacts of conventional agriculture and food production and offers ideas on how to reduce its impact.