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Consumer expectations regarding Ethical Behavior by Companies and associated trust issues

An article in the Sustainable Brand newsletter (http://tinyurl.com/companytrust) describes a study by Princeton Survey Research Associates that claims that 96% expect companies to behave ethically, 90% expect a focus on protecting the environment and 76% expect companies to limit their … Continue reading

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Implications of the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act 2015” passed by Congress

A discussion of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act in (http://www.fooddemocracynow.org/blog/2015/jul/23-0) describes the law’s impact on blocking states from passing voluntary GMO labeling laws. A Cornell study by William Lesser had estimated the impact of such labels at $500 … Continue reading

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Canada’s Supply Management Policy and TPP

An article in Business News Network (http://www.bnn.ca/News/2015/6/26/3-things-to-know-about-the-Trans-Pacific-Partnership.aspx) reports on the impact of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) pact being negotiated between 12 countries on supply management approaches used for milk, cheese and eggs. Under supply management, the Canadian government controls the … Continue reading

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Rising demand for organic foods and associated shortages

An article  in  the  Wall Street  Journal  (April 3, 2015) titled “Hunger for Organic Foods Stretches the Supply Chain” describes both the rising demand for organically grown products and  the cost of transitioning to organics. The interim period has rising … Continue reading

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USPS evolution as ecommerce delivery expectations increase

An article in EcommerceBytes (March 2, 2015  http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y15/m03/i02/s04 ) titled “Online Selling and the future of package delivery”, describes the possible role for the US Postal Service that already serves every postbox every day. It describes use of the US Postal … Continue reading

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Did better scrubbers increase the demand for dirty coal from Illinois?

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (September 15,2014) describers the surging demand for high sulphur Illinois coal coinciding with Clean Air rules that demanded scrubbers in power plants that even the emissions across all coal deposits. With lower costs and located closer … Continue reading

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Trucking Salmon to the ocean to ensure future fishing

An article in Bloombergbusinessweek (april 7,2014) titled “In California,salmon hitch a ride to the sea”, describes the low water levels in California rivers this year prevent the young Chinook salmon from finding their way along the rivers to the ocean. … Continue reading

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