- Billionaire Climate Activist Tom Steyer Divesting From Fossil Fuels
June 09 2014 11:30 AM
The former hedge-fund manager and prominent climate activist Tom Steyer will have finally divested of all his fossil fuel holdings by the end of this month, the Washington Post reported Monday.
- Brazilian Drought Means Fewer Beans For Global Coffee Producers
June 04 2014 12:29 PM
And if the law of supply and demand holds then retail coffee prices may be headed north, right?
- New Virus Fears Fail To Rattle Hog Market
June 03 2014 6:09 PM
The hog market has been remarkably stable in the face of a recent report that a deadly pig virus believed to have been brought to the U.S. from China is more dangerous than previously thought.
- World Needs To Invest $50T to Meet Energy Needs: IEA
June 03 2014 10:57 AM
The energy agency says that massive investments are required through 2035 to meet the world's growing energy needs.
- 'Whiskey Crisis' Looms Over America's Drinking Culture
May 31 2014 1:17 PM
A shortage of whiskey is making headlines, as prices for top-shelf product skyrocket. But not everybody is buying in to the panic.
- Your Food Bill Is Rising, But Only In Certain Supermarket Aisles
May 29 2014 6:10 AM
As global food prices continue to rise, evidence shows that perishable goods are the overwhelming driver behind the increase.
- The World's Biggest Orange Exporter Is in Trouble
May 28 2014 3:03 PM
The European Commission's new rules on South African citrus imports could have major implications for Europe's fresh fruit market.
- Supply Fears Mount On Second Pig Virus Outbreak
May 28 2014 12:55 PM
An Indiana farm is the first to confirm publicly it suffered a second outbreak of a deadly pig virus.
- How A Few Ugly Oranges Could Derail South Africa’s Economy
May 28 2014 12:46 PM
Amid fears of "black spot" fruit disease, the EU has restricted imports of citrus fruit from South Africa, the world's largest exporter.
- Indonesia, India Top Shadow Economy List
May 28 2014 2:06 AM
Shadow businesses can make up more than 80 percent of total economic activity in developing countries, according to a new study.
- We Know You're Eating Nanomaterials. We Don't Know If It's Safe.
May 22 2014 8:32 PM
Nanomaterials are found in dozens of foods.
- Everything You Need To Know About American Eagle Outfitters Store Closings
May 21 2014 6:55 PM
American Eagle Outfitters announced it would close 150 stores over the next three years. A profit plunge, climate change and the rise of fast fashion are factors.
- Your Caffeine Addiction Is Killing Central America's Economy
May 21 2014 2:51 PM
Be grateful for that daily cup of Joe: It has cost more than you think.
- Two Oregon Counties Ban GMO Crop Cultivation
May 21 2014 2:08 PM
Voters in two Oregon counties have approved ballot initiatives banning the cultivation of GMO crops.
- How Europe Is Trying To Reduce Food Waste
May 20 2014 4:46 PM
The European Union is preparing to take steps to reduce the tens of millions of tons of food that goes to waste each year across the continent.
- 'Product Of United States' Under Threat
May 20 2014 12:24 PM
An upcoming court decision could undermine a host of food labeling laws that inform consumers about the origins of what they eat.
- USAID Launching Fight Against Coffee Fungus
May 19 2014 9:04 AM
It's threatening coffee production in Latin America, which could displace workers into the illegal drug trade.
- Turkey's Poor Mining-Safety Record Fueled By Privatization: Experts
May 16 2014 7:43 PM
Companies are "maximizing profits by cutting wages and safety measures, and this is the cause for tragedies such as Soma,” says a leading Turkish energy analyst.
- Australian GMO Fight Could Have Global Results
May 09 2014 6:33 AM
Friends no more, Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh is suing neighboring farmer Mick Baxter over alleged GMO contamination.
- Egypt's Foreign Oil Bill Debt Rises
April 30 2014 9:19 AM
Money owed to foreign oil majors including BP and BG Group totaled $4.9 billion.