New Horizons for Eco-Labels and Sustainability

The inaugural Latin American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in São Paulo. About 140 senior executives from the food industry discussed sustainability issues over the 2-day summit. There were calls to develop local markets for sustainable foods in the region, as well as prevent the proliferation in …

Lloyd’s receives the Farsight Award 2013/14 for their outstanding report “Feast or Famine: Business and Insurance Implications of Food Safety and Security”

  Lloyd’s receives the Farsight Award 2013/14 for their outstanding report “Feast or Famine: Business and Insurance Implications of Food Safety and Security”   Yesterday evening, the  Farsight Award 2013/14  was presented to Trevor Maynard and his team at Lloyd’s during the Sustainable City Awards ceremony at Mansion House. Supported by Gresham College, Z/Yen …

New GMO Studies Demonstrate ‘Substantial Non-Equivalence’

========================================================gm maize and counterparts. This makes a mockery of the regulatory principle of ‘Substantial Equivalence’The concept of ‘Substantial Equivalence’ was first introduced in 1993 by theOrganisation for US Food and Drug Administration, theCanadian Food Inspection Agency and Japan’s Ministry of egypt showed substantial non-equivalence and toxicity for GM cornIn April …

Government by big business goes supranational

  http://mondediplo.com/2013/12/02tafta Le Monde diplomatique, English edition, December 2013 Government by big business goes supranational The corporation invasion A new treaty being negotiated in secret between the US and the EU has been specifically engineered to give companies what they want – the dismantling of all social, consumer and environmental …

Other News: GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!

   GDP: Gauging Dematerialised Progress!   By Hazel Henderson*   ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, Aug 2013 (IPS) -As of Aug. 1, 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) finally stepped into our new 21st century. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will now include much of the intangible production and services which …

YOUNG’S CHINA BUSINESS BLOG: More Beijing Anger On EU Solar Tariffs

      YOUNG’S CHINA BUSINESS BLOG                                                    DAILY NEWSLETTER                                                         May 8, 2013 More Beijing Anger On EU Solar Tariffs I’ve been trying to avoid writing about the latest punitive tariffs for Chinese solar panels that look set to come from the European Union this week, since the story has dragged on for …

SJF Ventures Launches Third Fund

SJF Announces Close on Third Fund SJF Ventures and lead investor Citi Community Capital announced today the initial closing of the first national Impact Investment SBIC fund, SJF Ventures III, LP. The fund will provide equity investments to growth-stage cleantech and positive impact companies, and has been licensed by the …

CSR Asia Weekly: Speaking CSR/Luxury and CSR/CI to Make Smiles/Thailand Floods

Do you speak CSR? The language of CSR has always been up for debate. Yes the argument about whether it should be CSR or sustainability still goes on and new definitions … Read more Luxury and Sustainability In September 2011, the Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA) in the UK released …