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Global Warming Threatens Organic Coffee

Global warming has created the worst outbreak of leaf-rust fungus in 30 years for organic coffee growers throughout Mexico, Central America and parts of South America, according to Bloomberg. Farmers can use chemicals to kill the fungus, though they risk losing their organic certification if they do. Humid conditions and … Read more »

Farmers Generate Energy from Coffee Wastewater

It is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills, according to project findings by UTZ Certified. The Energy from Coffee Wastewater project was launched by UTZ Certified in 2010 in Central America with the goal of addressing environmental and health … Read more »

Dole Accused of Environmental Destruction, Greenwashing

A lawsuit filed against Dole Food accuses the fruit and vegetable company of misleading consumers about the sustainability of banana-growing practices at a contractor’s plantation in Guatemala. The class-action lawsuit filed in federal court by Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman alleges that despite Dole’s promises to act as a safe … Read more »