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World Water Day

World Water Day 2016: Companies Pledge $1 Billion for Water R&D

Today is World Water Day, an annual event started by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water scarcity and water safety. Both issues have affected the US this year as some regions struggle with drought and thousands of people were exposed to unsafe levels of lead following the … Read more »

Annie's

General Mills to Acquire Annie’s

General Mills says it will acquire organic and natural food company Annie’s for about $820 million. Annie’s will join General Mills’ US natural and organic products portfolio, which includes the Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, LÄRABAR and Food Should Taste Good brands. Annie’s posted net sales of $204 million in its latest … Read more »

Ben & Jerry's

Food Brands, Organic Farmers Urge Federal GMO Labeling Law

Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farms, Annie’s and some 200 other food companies, organic farming and environmental groups have signed a letter to President Obama urging mandatory labeling laws for genetically engineered foods. “While we will continue to support state-level labeling efforts, we believe there should be a mandatory national labeling system. … Read more »

Companies for Safer Chemicals

Seventh Generation Leads Chemical Reform Coalition

Consumer brands including Seventh Generation, Patagonia and Stonyfield Farm have signed a letter to Congress urging chemical policy reform. The coalition, Companies for Safer Chemicals, says it will make a business argument for reforms that help companies bring safer, cleaner products to the marketplace. The founding members of the coalition, … Read more »

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Nike, Starbucks: Climate Change Policy is ‘Economic Opportunity’

Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, 17 Other Companies Tell Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credit

Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Sprint and 16 other companies have sent a letter to Congress, urging elected officials to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC) before it expires at the end of 2012. The PTC, originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush seven years ago, provides a … Read more »