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Precision Ecosystems: An Improved Model for Better Indoor Crops
Precision Ecosystems: An Improved Model for Better Indoor Crops

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The progress of humankind is heavily linked to technological changes in how farming is done. Today, farming in the US faces challenges never before seen that require supplementing traditional agriculture with new approaches.

Soybean Farmer Takes Active Role in Biodiesel Industry
Soybean Farmer Takes Active Role in Biodiesel Industry

CLEANTECH - Rob Shaffer — a fourth-generation soybean, corn and Angus cattle farmer — has been active in industry organizations for more than a decade. He was invited to join the National Biodiesel Board in 2012 and hasn’t looked back.

How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis
How the Cocoa Industry Can and Must Change to Tackle the Climate Crisis

SUPPLY CHAIN - Ceres’ new Investor Brief on Cocoa identifies three key challenges posed to the cocoa industry by shifting social and environmental conditions, and the actions companies can take today to mitigate the material financial risks embedded in cocoa supply chains.

‘Cool Food Meals’ Badge Helps Diners ID Climate-Friendly Restaurant Meals
‘Cool Food Meals’ Badge Helps Diners ID Climate-Friendly Restaurant Meals

MARKETING AND COMMS - Now, just as diners can make decisions based on nutritional information, they can also decide what to eat based on the climate impact of a dish.

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Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds
Back to the Roots Fills Growing Need for Organic, 100% US-Grown Seeds

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The food and gardening startup furthers its mission to “undo food” with the release of organic, non-GMO, domestically grown seeds for 92 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers — in packaging made of 100% recyclable materials.

Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather
Cover Crops Helped Farmers Thrive During Difficult 2019 Weather

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to an annual farmer survey conducted by the Conservation Technology Information Center, cover crops improved yields and made farms more resilient to the especially wet spring weather last year.

It Takes a Village: Driscoll’s Dives Deep into Water Stewardship
It Takes a Village: Driscoll’s Dives Deep into Water Stewardship

SUPPLY CHAIN - “One question we had to ask ourselves was: Are we a sustainability department or are we a company that holds water sustainability in high regard? We need to be the latter to really be successful.”

Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste
Retailers Could Be the Most Important Player in Reducing Food Waste

MARKETING AND COMMS - If we want to reduce food waste, we need consumer-led solutions — which can be sparked by retailers. Brands, manufacturers and other food system actors get their message through to consumers if retailers open the door for them.

Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers
Can We Halve Global Food Waste by 2030? Not Without Our Suppliers

WASTE NOT - While some nations and food companies have made encouraging progress and crossed the halfway mark towards meeting Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, there’s still a long way to go.

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Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion
Primark and CottonConnect: Bringing Sustainable Cotton from Field to Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - Primark’s Sustainable Cotton Programme — potentially the largest independent programme managed by a fashion retailer — enables it to trace the source of its sustainable cotton, right down to the community it was grown in.

Business Resiliency: How Social Responsibility Has Strengthened Driscoll’s Farming Communities
Business Resiliency: How Social Responsibility Has Strengthened Driscoll’s Farming Communities

SUPPLY CHAIN - Driscoll’s President Soren Bjorn discusses creating shared value within its business and local communities.

Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest
Why Self-Regulation of Cocoa Sourcing Is a Conflict of Interest

SUPPLY CHAIN - Without oversight or a watchdog, what imperative do companies have to make a tangible impact on the livelihoods of cocoa farmers over increasing profit margins? 

In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability
In a COVID-19 World, Brands Need to Earn Customers’ Trust Through Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - As fashion brands and retailers use the silver lining of COVID-19 to strengthen their sustainability commitments, the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol can help them demonstrate their sourcing and supply chain commitments to meet customer demand.

Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity
Cosmetics Brands Leading Big Shift on Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report reveals the top 10 lessons learned by a group of more than 50 leaders in the cosmetics, food and personal care industries that source with respect for people and biodiversity.

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Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel
Casey’s General Stores: Fueling Community Growth Through Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - Through its commitment to supporting local producers and providing customers new fuel options, Casey’s has become a key player in the biodiesel industry.

All Timberland Products to Be 100% Circular, Net Positive by 2030
All Timberland Products to Be 100% Circular, Net Positive by 2030

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The brand is aiming to design 100% of its products for circularity, and source 100% of materials from regenerative agriculture.

US Soybean Industry Protocol Addresses Sustainable Farming Practices
US Soybean Industry Protocol Addresses Sustainable Farming Practices

CLEANTECH - As soy production and uses have expanded worldwide, so have calls for more responsible farming practices to conserve vital natural resources.

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide
General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

WASTE NOT - The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

Chicago Parks Fight Hand Sanitizer Shortage Through Innovative Biodiesel Partnership
Chicago Parks Fight Hand Sanitizer Shortage Through Innovative Biodiesel Partnership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - An unlikely partnership has enabled the Chicago Park District to produce enough much-needed hand sanitizer to keep its employees and park visitors safe during the pandemic.

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Tiffany, Unilever Create New Standards for Supply Chain Transparency
Tiffany, Unilever Create New Standards for Supply Chain Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tiffany & Co has become the first luxury jeweler to share the full craftsmanship journey of its diamonds; while satellite tech is helping Unilever root out deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.

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