Episode 15: Super Bowl 50's green playbook; circular chemistry
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Cambell's goes pro-GMO labeling
Big Food historically has been a strong foe of new labeling laws for genetically modified foods, but Campbell Soup has become one big exception after laying out a new policy in favor of increased disclosure.
Senior Writer Heather Clancy covers the upshot for sustainability amid the consumer trend toward better ingredients and transparency in the piece "What Campbell's bold new GMO plan means for the food label wars."
Sodexo wades into food waste
Elsewhere in the food industry, an interesting coalition of industry insiders and outsiders — Sodexo, Deloitte, the Closed Loop Fund and Mission Point Capital Partners — are coming together to take on the perennial issue of food waste.
As Senior Writer Barbara Grady reports in her latest piece, the group called Rethink Food Waste through Economics and Data (REFED) estimates that food waste is a $165 billion logistics, efficiency and consumer education business opportunity.
Charting a path to climate resilience
In a special contributed piece from the nonprofit 100 Resilient Cities, author Katherine Michonski chronicles the quest for climate resilience at city scale in in Durban, South Africa, and Boulder, Colorado.
The chief resilience officers of both cities weigh in on how they're evaluating — and responding to — the localized risked presented by climate change.
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business.
Meet the sustainability captain of Super Bowl 50
From the flashy halftime show to the mounds of concession-stand impulse buys, the Super Bowl isn't exactly a portrait of sustainability. But what happens when you put the event in the notoriously crunchy San Francisco Bay Area?
The secret ingredients of a circular economy
From e-waste to biopolymers to paper, agricultural waste and all manner of toxic compounds, the wide world of materials represents a massive challenge in the shift to "circular economy" production models where materials constantly are cycled back through supply chains.
Senior Editor Lauren Hepler delves into the disconnect between chemistry and sustainability ambitions in the piece "Why materials will make or break the circular economy."
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The State of Green Business, 2016 — now live!
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Free webcast: Getting to 'yes' on renewable energy
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