Heura, Europe’s fastest-growing plant-based meat brand, has withdrawn a provocative advertising campaign following legal action from the meat industry, which had taken initial measures to sue Heura after it launched a provocative campaign highlighting the pollution caused by the livestock industry entitled ‘One beef burger pollutes more than your car.’ The campaign quickly went viral, prompting major meat industry associations to sue the brand.
Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced that it has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), which aims to drive ambitious climate change action in the private sector by enabling companies to set science-based emissions reduction targets. The company joins SBTi as the first global marketer of fruits and vegetables to commit to reducing its carbon footprint to assist with limiting global warming to well below 2 °C. This commitment further showcases Fresh Del Monte Produce’s sharpened focus to operating sustainably and implementing sound, science-based practices throughout its global operations; further leading the way within the produce industry.
With the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, since 1992, “humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the study says.
November 7, 2019
Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge, Mass., and more than 1,700 independent scientists penned the 1992 “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity,” which called on humankind to curtail environmental destruction and cautioned that “a great change in our stewardship of the Earth and the life on it is required if vast human misery is to be avoided.”
EIA analysis found ALDI U.S., Whole Foods, Target, Sprouts and Ahold Delhaize USA as companies taking significant steps to reduce HFCs and increase energy efficiency in refrigeration.
October 2, 2019
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), Washington, D.C., unveiled a new initiative identifying U.S. retailers committed to taking leadership action to reduce potent greenhouse gases used in cooling, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
This commitment will support Caltech's investigators, as they pursue research in solar science, climate science, energy, biofuels, decomposable plastics, water and environmental resources and ecology and biosphere engineering.
October 1, 2019
Stewart and Lynda Resnick, owners of The Wonderful Co., Los Angeles, and the Wonderful Halos brand, pledged $750 million to The California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, Calif., to support cutting-edge research in environmental sustainability.