|Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use|
Reuters - 5/22/2015. By P.J. Huffstutter and Nathan Layne - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take such a public stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals.
|Special Report: The war on big food|
Fortune - 5/21/2015. By Beth Kowitt - Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back?
|California to vote on banning products with plastic microbeads|
Aljazeera - 5/21/2015. By Haya El Nasser - Those tiny blue specks in toothpaste and the gritty granules in many facial cleansers could soon be banned in California. The State Assembly is scheduled to vote Friday on the nation’s toughest ban on plastic microbeads, used in a variety of personal care products, from body wash to exfoliating creams.