7 Tips for Green Spring Cleaning Without Toxic Chemicals. Happy Spring Equinox! In the grand old tradition of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips for green cleaning–without toxic chemicals. 1. Open the windows. Now that it’s a little warmer out, it’s time to get more fresh air into your home. Good ventilation is key to combating indoor off-gassing. Read more at treehugger.com.

Food Allergies on the Rise: Operators Respond. Over the last few years, the dining landscape for restaurateurs, food service operators and even grocers has substantially changed. The Centers for Disease Control reported that the number of U.S. children who have food allergies rose by 50 percent from 1997 to 2011. Read more at  restaurantnews.com.

GRSB Unveils Sustainable Beef Standards. The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. However, the documents does not lay out a set of standards or a certification program; it only offers  ”a broad road map for this journey, allowing different regions to establish specific indicators, metrics or practices.” Read more at environmentalleader.com.

Take Your Marketing Personally. When it comes to personalization and customization, the watchword, as always, is “strategy,” says Xerox marketing vet Karin Stroh. With the right technology and a smart plan in place, marketers can provide personalized experiences that meet customer expectations—because what the consumer expects, the marketer must deliver. Read more at dmnews.com.