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If you want to enact policy reform that threatens the food or beverage industry in any way, you have to understand your opponent. At Eat Drink Politics, we understand the challenges of taking on the likes of McDonald’s, PepsiCo, and Anheuser-Busch InBev. With more than 17 years of experience in corporate research and advocacy, we can help you counter underhanded industry tactics that threaten public health. We have a broad expertise that includes health, law, policy, economics, and marketing, combined with a passion for exposing and countering corporate public relations and lobbying. Our clients include non-profits, law firms, and political campaigns. Read more …

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Food companies should obtain legal protection to look beyond profit

By becoming benefit corporations, they can pursue social responsibility, not just the bottom line

In a marketplace full of greenwashing, I often scoff at the various certification programs that allow for-profit businesses to promote themselves as being sustainable or otherwise socially responsible. But a closer look at a certification dubbed B Corp suggests real promise. Companies with B Corp certification meet certain public benefit standards. The private certification is offered by a nonprofit called B Lab, which uses a point system to assess companies in the areas of governance, workers, community and the environment. Businesses that gain the certification can place the B Corp logo on its marketing materials — like the Fair Trade label for coffee. Read rest at Al Jazeera America …

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