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Nutrition Labels To Get Major Facelift. Those “Nutrition Facts” labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look. Calories would be in larger, bolder type, and consumers for the first time would know whether foods have added sugars under label changes. Read more at huffingtonpost.com.

How You Can Use Sustainability to Increase Business at Your Restaurant. Restaurant food now makes up about half of Americans’ food budgets and a third of their calories. Since restaurant food is such a huge portion of the overall food people are consuming, it’s no surprise that customers are becoming more concerned with where their food comes from. Read more at restaurantnews.com.

Go 10 Minutes Without Touching your Phone, Giorgio Armani will Fund a Day of Water for a Child in Need. As part of the UNICEF Tap Project, people are being challenged to give up something they take for granted, their cellphones, in order to help supply something that’s not taken lightly in many parts of the world, which is access to clean drinking water. Read more at treehugger.com

Who Will Pay for Climate Change Consequences? A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. Read more at environmentalleader.com.