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In the New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy and Palm Oil Rule

In the New Globalized Diet, Wheat, Soy and Palm Oil Rule

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.

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How Tracing the Oil in Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

How Tracing the Oil in Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

| February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Kellogg shareholder helped nudge the company to buy palm oil that’s fully traceable to its source. The hope is that more transparency in the industry will prevent environmental and labor abuses.

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Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

Palm Oil In The Food Supply: What You Should Know

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Health concerns surrounding trans fats led many food manufacturers to abandon partially hydrogenated oils. Palm oil has helped fill the void. But guess what? It’s high in saturated fat.

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Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System

Why Slave Labor Still Plagues The Global Food System

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

As consumers, we are at one end of a food supply chain that sometimes leads back to slavery. A State Department report on human trafficking shows that many farm and food workers around the world are still victims of trafficking and forced labor.

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