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EcoDairy Harnessing the Hidden Power of Cow Manure
EcoDairy Harnessing the Hidden Power of Cow Manure

WASTE NOT - It takes two days to train a cow to milk itself. This may sound like a farmer’s utopia, but at Bakerview EcoDairy, a robotic milker is just one of many dairy farm innovations being put to use.Bill Vanderkooi, president and CEO of the farm, seeks out all of the latest technologies to help him run his operation, which hosts an onsite market and agricultural education center. Armed with a Master’s degree in animal science, Vanderkooi opened the 80-acre farm near Abbotsford, British Columbia, in June of 2010. He has since established himself as a pioneer among small-scale, sustainable farm owners.

Consumer Activists Urging Kellogg's to Take Stand Against Deforestation
Consumer Activists Urging Kellogg's to Take Stand Against Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Environmental activists (and former Girl Scouts) Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, along with over 100,000 people in the U.S. and around the world, are calling on Kellogg Company CEO John Bryant to end the food company’s partnership with Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader, unless it agrees to stop relying on deforestation.

Tom's of Maine Experimenting with Potato Starch Packaging
Tom's of Maine Experimenting with Potato Starch Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - This post first appeared on Earth911.com on July 10, 2013.Already topping lists of the nation’s most sustainable companies, Tom’s of Maine is looking to reduce end-of-life waste from its products even more by experimenting with biodegradable packaging made from potato starch.

Mondelez International Helping 1,500 Vietnamese Coffee Farmers Become Sustainable Entrepreneurs
Mondelez International Helping 1,500 Vietnamese Coffee Farmers Become Sustainable Entrepreneurs

SUPPLY CHAIN - Global food and beverage giant Mondelez International has unveiled a new training facility for coffee farmers to promote sustainability and entrepreneurship in Vietnam. The company says this is a major step toward implementing its "Coffee Made Happy" sustainability program, which commits to investing at least $200 million to help one million coffee farming entrepreneurs by 2020.

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Solar Conduction Dryer Wins Grand Prize in 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge
Solar Conduction Dryer Wins Grand Prize in 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - •Student team from India addresses the 20 to 30 percent food spoilage rate for poor rural farmers, via cost-effective dehydrators powered by solar conduction •Finalist projects range from new cancer diagnostic tool and nonprofit fundraising platform to solar power crowdsourcing and recycled shoes •Entrepreneurial students and their innovative ventures celebrated at finals event

Bridgestone Americas and Yulex Develop Renewable Alternative to Rubber
Bridgestone Americas and Yulex Develop Renewable Alternative to Rubber

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A little-known perennial shrub called guayule (pronounced why-u-lee), native to the Southwestern United States, has been tapped as a potential alternative natural source for rubber by Bridgestone Americas and agricultural-based biomaterials company, Yulex.

Sustainable Harvest Launches Disaster Relief Effort For Organic Coffee Farmers in Latin America
Sustainable Harvest Launches Disaster Relief Effort For Organic Coffee Farmers in Latin America

SUPPLY CHAIN - Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers (SHCI) has embarked on a relief effort to help Latin American coffee farmers facing an outbreak of Coffee Leaf Rust Disease, known as Roya in Spanish — a parasitic fungus that is expected to destroy between 30 and 70 percent of the region’s organic coffee harvest.

BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture
BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture

PRESS RELEASE - BASF hosts its first Symposium on Sustainability Assessment in Agriculture  International experts call for common approach to sustainability assessment in food supply chain  BASF invites opinion leaders to a joint discussion platform to develop general principles

Rainforest Foundation Promotes Sustainable Palm Oil with UK Easter Chocolate Rankings
Rainforest Foundation Promotes Sustainable Palm Oil with UK Easter Chocolate Rankings

SUPPLY CHAIN - With Easter just around the corner, The Rainforest Foundation has teamed up with Ethical Consumer magazine to release a ranking of more than 70 UK chocolate brands to encourage companies to use more sustainably sourced palm oil.

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Solar Energy Used to Power Production of Becker Underwood’s Environmentally Friendly Biopesticides and Biofertilizers
Solar Energy Used to Power Production of Becker Underwood’s Environmentally Friendly Biopesticides and Biofertilizers

PRESS RELEASE - Installation of 120 solar panels at Becker Underwood’s Littlehampton, United Kingdom facility

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