Malcolm Turnbull has spent the previous week hosing down expectations that home affordability will be tackled by the Federal Budget, calling it a lesser precedence than problems like energy and infrastructure. However, for most Australians, virtually nothing is more significant than residing in a stable residence and having a roof over our heads. Agriculture represents among the worst environmental offenders, based on analyze from the United Nations Environment Program as businesses go. Farms want tending around the clock. Besides water, pesticides and most of the fertilizers they use, farms also burn lots of money and fossil fuels to maintain on the lights, fridges humming and tractors rolling.
Now one important agricultural player in the U.S., Taylor Farms, is making an effort to make food without fossil fuels, and shrink its environmental footprint. The organization recently finished a makeover of the systems used to power its Gonzales, Calif. facilities, where it makes fresh cut salads and other vegetables. Taylor Farms produce is sold like Target, Walmart, Publix, Sam’s Club and Stop & Shop at leading grocery stores. Its rivals include the likes of Dole Fresh Vegetables, Chiquita-owned Earthbound Farms, Ready Pac Produce and Fresh Express.