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New Guide to Aid US Food Sector’s Climate Transition Plans as Investors Ramp Up Pressure
New Guide to Aid US Food Sector’s Climate Transition Plans as Investors Ramp Up Pressure

WALKING THE TALK - Investors can use the guide to engage companies by emphasizing the importance of disclosing their full-scope GHG emissions and setting 1.5°C emissions-reduction targets — ahead of forthcoming mandates.

Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability
Rhum J.M Offers How-to for Fellow Distillers Seeking Sustainability

WALKING THE TALK - The EDDEN Project highlights the Martinique distillery’s circular and sustainable efforts to date and its roadmap for improvement, as well as advocating for similar commitments from distilleries around the world.

Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale
Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale

WASTE NOT - The microdistiller not only sources grains, fruit and materials from local suppliers — it repurposes as many byproducts of the distilling process as possible, in what’s likely one of the most scalable examples of circularity so far in the spirits business.

Ice Cream Giants Innovate to Help Avoid Climate Meltdown
Ice Cream Giants Innovate to Help Avoid Climate Meltdown

WALKING THE TALK - Ben & Jerry’s and its parent company, Unilever, have both launched pilots aimed at drastically cutting their GHG emissions — if successful, both are hoping to drive industry-wide change for truly game-changing impacts.

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Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations
Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Innovation Connections accelerator program aims to fast-track vital food system innovations; Tesco is also calling on the UK government to help accelerate scale-up of late-stage innovations in food supply chains.

Country Crock’s Cover Crop Whiskey Shows Benefits of Regenerative Farming Practices
Country Crock’s Cover Crop Whiskey Shows Benefits of Regenerative Farming Practices

MARKETING AND COMMS - Kansas City distiller J. Rieger & Co. has crafted a one-time edition of Cover Crop Whiskey, made with cereal rye from local farms, to raise awareness of more sustainable farming practices.

Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care
Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report by TRAFFIC, the FAO and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Medicinal Plant Specialist Group looks at 12 common, wild-harvested plant ingredients and their effects on local sourcing communities and ecosystems.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future
New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein
2022 ‘World-Changing Ideas’ Tease Sustainable Models for Building, Power, Finance, Animal-Free Protein

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year, again — when we pore excitedly over Fast Company’s annual list of World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of our favorites.

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4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action
4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - Too many corporate carbon offset schemes rely on measuring soil organic carbon, which is highly variable, hard to measure and easy to lose. Here is a four-step framework for companies looking to create tangible impacts on the ground (pun intended).

The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers
40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses
Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

WASTE NOT - Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings
Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Singapore-based Karana and Montreal-based Opalia both have the potential to lead the growing markets for lower-impact, cruelty-free food options.

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New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming
New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming

MARKETING AND COMMS - While the herb is heralded as a natural solution for pain, anxiety and other ailments, conventional growing practices across the industry are far from earth friendly.

Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability
Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

SUPPLY CHAIN - As consumer demand for organic cotton soars, so does skepticism over the sustainability of the sector. The response must not be to retreat from organic cotton, but to invest more in supporting farmers to help them make the often-difficult conversion to organic on the ground.

Aleph Farms Reveals Plan to Replace the Whole Cow as Alternative to Intensive Cattle Farming
Aleph Farms Reveals Plan to Replace the Whole Cow as Alternative to Intensive Cattle Farming

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Bringing to market cell-cultured collagen is the company's next step in a system-based approach to providing a sustainable alternative to complex animal agriculture.

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World
Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

SUPPLY CHAIN - As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.

Now More Than Ever, Food Companies Need to Show Their Work on Climate Commitments
Now More Than Ever, Food Companies Need to Show Their Work on Climate Commitments

MARKETING AND COMMS - Detailed disclosure is critical in climate action plans. An emissions-reduction target is insufficient without baseline emissions data to compare it to; because investors and stakeholders have no way of knowing if major sources of emissions are going unmeasured, undisclosed and unaddressed.

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Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities
Focusing on What Matters: How PMI Transparently Identifies ESG Priorities

MARKETING AND COMMS - PMI recently released its 2021 Sustainability Materiality Report, which describes how the company identifies the ESG topics that inform its strategies, goals, and reporting. It’s conducted with full transparency — for stakeholders, and for society.

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