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Food, Beverage Execs to GOP: Climate Change Is Hurting Our Supply Chains

Climate change poses “inherent risk to the food supply system,” according to food and beverage industry execs who took this message to Capitol Hill, meeting with US House lawmakers and urging federal action on climate change.

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Road to COP21 Climate Talks: US Feds Pledge Emissions Cuts, CEOs Unite on Climate Deal

The COP21 climate talks are less than a week away and we’re seeing a flurry of low-carbon commitments from governments and industry as both groups gear up for Paris. US federal agencies will cut emissions to 41.8 percent below 2008 levels by 2025. The White House made the commitment on … Read more »

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Food Giants Urge Climate Change Action

Global food companies have pledged to accelerate business action on climate change and urged governments to do the same by forging an international agreement this December at the Paris climate negotiations. CEOs of Mars, General Mills, Unilever, Kellogg, Nestle USA, New Belgium Brewing, Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Stonyfield Farm … Read more »

Clif Bar Wastewater Work Receives Money

Twin Falls, Idaho will receive a $500,000 wastewater grant from the state to accommodate the 300,000-square-foot Clif Bar bakery to be built in the town, MagicValley.com reports. The state grant will expand the wastewater lift station that will serve the bakery and also cover an additional wet well, a service … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Lead in Baby Food, Clif Bar Lawsuit

A California judge said that Gerber, Smucker’s, Dole and more than a dozen other manufacturers do not need to place Proposition 65 warnings on baby food containing small amounts of lead. In a preliminary ruling, Judge Steven Brick said all the products are below the regulatory “safe harbor” exposure level, … 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 »