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New Workers in Town: Ford Launches Beekeeping Program, Adding Six Honeybee Hives at World Headquarters
New Workers in Town: Ford Launches Beekeeping Program, Adding Six Honeybee Hives at World Headquarters

PRESS RELEASE - Unique Ford sustainability initiative supports honeybee populations, local ecosystem, gardening and farming communities Ford design competition yields innovative hive shells to showcase bees in their new homes near Ford’s new walking pathway – part of its ongoing Dearborn campus transformation Program launches in tandem with Pollinator Week and will contribute data to track honeybee health and diseases This month Ford launches a global beekeeping program with six new honeybee hives at its Dearborn World Headquarters in support of honeybee populations, the local ecosystem, and gardening and farming communities.

LIVING X Elements Deep Dives Into The Power Of Choice With The Drop of Oyster X SmartSink
LIVING X Elements Deep Dives Into The Power Of Choice With The Drop of Oyster X SmartSink

PRESS RELEASE - SB’18 Vancouver, June 7, 2018 – Last week at SB18 Vancouver Living X Elements announced the launch of Oyster X SmartSink a carbon in the soil solution platform as a tool to normalize biomass reduction at human scale. The platform is designed to create a transparent full chain of custody for clean biomass waste sources such as forestry, agriculture and specific urban sources and return them to the landscape as a Smart X Char bio carbon. The platform is underpinned by a soon to be released carbon standard by Living X Elements and its partners in the project.

Can Blockchain Really Answer All of Our Transparency Challenges?
Can Blockchain Really Answer All of Our Transparency Challenges?

MARKETING AND COMMS - For some, blockchain is the disruptive technology that promises to solve transparency problems by creating one version of the truth; for others, it is all hype with no great real-world application other than cryptocurrency. I attended an SB’18 Vancouver workshop on “How Blockchain Technology Can Power Superior Supply Chain Innovation and Understanding” to move closer to understanding blockchain and its applications.

Philip Morris International is Quitting Smoking — But Don't Take Their Word for It
Philip Morris International is Quitting Smoking — But Don't Take Their Word for It

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Jennifer Motles Svigilsky detests cigarettes. A former human rights lawyer with the United Nations, she recently began focusing her energy on the ambitious — almost unimaginable — vision that today’s 1.1 billion smokers might quit smoking within a generation. Which is how she found herself sitting in front of a crowded room on the second day of SB’18 Vancouver, representing one of the world’s largest cigarette companies, Philip Morris International (PMI).

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Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain's Monique Oxender
Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain's Monique Oxender

PRESS RELEASE - A self-proclaimed “complexity junkie,” Monique Oxender, Keurig Green Mountain’s Chief Sustainability Officer, doesn’t bat an eye at tackling big, complicated issues. From the future of coffee to the recyclability of Keurig’s pods, Oxender and her team have provided innovative solutions to complex issues across the value chain — all while embodying Keurig’s signature focus on collaboration.

The World's First Climate-Positive Burgers: Max Burgers Now Help Fight Climate Change
The World's First Climate-Positive Burgers: Max Burgers Now Help Fight Climate Change

WALKING THE TALK - This morning, from the main stage at SB’18 Vancouver, Max Burgers’ Chief Sustainability Officer, Kaj Török, announced that the Swedish burger chain is set to offer the world’s first climate-positive burgers. Török said that customers will soon be able to “take a bite that’s good for the planet as well as their taste-buds” when eating at the quick-serve burger chain, and urged other companies to join Max in going climate positive.

How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains
How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The buyer-supplier relationship is changing in more ways than you might imagine. Consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers demonstrate their sustainability: How are buyers and suppliers collectively adapting to changes in the market, as well as labor and environmental pressures? My conversation with Kelley Bell, VP of social and environmental impact at Driscoll’s, provided insight into how large food brands are approaching these challenges and what the conversation is like among leading businesses as they work to create shared value with and for their suppliers.

Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains
Trending: AT&T, Nestlé, Cargill Tap IoT, Partnerships To Save Water in Ag Supply Chains

COLLABORATION - Farmers are faced with constant pricing pressures, water limitations and labor shortages, leading many to seek solutions to help them be more innovative and efficient in growing their crops. Technology and food companies alike are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT) to help.

The Nature Conservancy teams with Nestlé Purina and Cargill to improve water sustainability in the beef supply chain
The Nature Conservancy teams with Nestlé Purina and Cargill to improve water sustainability in the beef supply chain

PRESS RELEASE - The Nature Conservancy, in collaboration with Nestlé Purina and Cargill, is launching a three-year water project to improve the sustainability of the beef supply chain. This project is expected to reduce the environmental impact of row crop irrigation in Nebraska and provide a scalable irrigation solution for farmers across the U.S.

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Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals
Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tyson Foods, the largest meat company in the U.S., is starting to step up to the plate on sustainability and respond to pressure from investors and consumers to tackle water risks in its supply chain. Recently, the company made a commitment to improve the water, soil and fertilizer practices in its far-flung feed grain supply chain — impacting more than two million acres of corn production by 2020, or about half of its corn supply chain. The measures have strong potential to both improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tyson’s move sends a strong signal to the rest of the meat sector that driving down the massive environmental impacts of growing animal feed is a smart business strategy.

Webinar: The WaterLOUPE Water Scarcity Dashboard by Kimberly-Clark and Deltares
Webinar: The WaterLOUPE Water Scarcity Dashboard by Kimberly-Clark and Deltares

PRESS RELEASE - On 31 May 2018, Deltares and Kimberly-Clark invite you to participate in a webinar on the potential contributions of WaterLOUPE, a cutting-edge water scarcity dashboard, and to explore ways of engaging with us to improve the tool. On World Water Day 2018, Kimberly-Clark and research organization Deltares launched WaterLOUPE to support water stakeholders in assessing water scarcity risks in order to generate actionable insights to adapt and/or mitigate local water risks.

eKutir: The Human-Digital Platform Curating the Future of Food
eKutir: The Human-Digital Platform Curating the Future of Food

SUPPLY CHAIN - As we get ready to select our semi-finalists for the 2018 Sustainable Brands Innovation Open, we wanted to check in with last year’s semi-finalists to learn about the impacts they continue to have on the business world. Here, we catch up with eKutir Global.

Olam, Bees Deliver Sustainable Ag Solutions for Sourcing, Natural Pesticides
Olam, Bees Deliver Sustainable Ag Solutions for Sourcing, Natural Pesticides

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Reimagining global agriculture will require numerous efforts of various size and focus, such as those in the news this week from a global agribusiness firm trying to meet targets across complex supply chains, a startup developing ways for bees to deliver natural pesticides, and teens looking to utilize unused space for agriculture or al

5 Teens’ Hunger Relief Projects Earn $10-50K Through New General Mills Program
5 Teens’ Hunger Relief Projects Earn $10-50K Through New General Mills Program

LEADERSHIP - By 2050 there will be over 9 billion people on the planet, and food production will have to increase by as much as 70 percent to feed everyone. We are already struggling to feed everyone today, even in America.

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3 Key Things to Understand About Soil Health
3 Key Things to Understand About Soil Health

SUPPLY CHAIN - Half of the soil on our U.S. farmland is gone. Conventional agricultural practices and conversion of land to cropland caused this devastating loss. The good news is that the rate of soil erosion has declined, with an even brighter path ahead.

2018 Promises to Further Raise the Sustainability Bar
2018 Promises to Further Raise the Sustainability Bar

SUPPLY CHAIN - As we approach the 2020 deadline for many corporate sustainability pledges, plus the commitments made in the New York Declaration on Forests, sustainable business practices are front and center in the minds of decision-makers. The next twelve months will be pivotal in achieving these goals.

DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois
DuPont & Archer Daniels Midland Company Open Groundbreaking Biobased Pilot Facility in Illinois

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced the opening of the world’s first biobased furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) pilot production facility in Decatur, Illinois. The plant is the centerpiece of a long-standing collaboration that will help bring a greater variety of sustainably sourced biomaterials into the lives of consumers. Nearly one-tenth of the world’s oil is used to make the plastic products we use every day. From shampoo bottles to frozen food containers, fossil-fuel-based plastics are virtually impossible to avoid because of a lack of commercially available alternatives — a significant gap in the marketplace that DuPont and ADM’s new biobased FDME will help address.

Back to the Roots, Whole Foods Partner to Grow Indoor Gardening Movement
Back to the Roots, Whole Foods Partner to Grow Indoor Gardening Movement

COLLABORATION - Indoor gardening kits will likely begin sprouting up at your local Whole Foods Market, thanks to a new partnership with Oakland, CA-based Back to the Roots. What started in 2009 as a dorm room experiment has grown into a mission-driven company with a rapidly growing presence, on a mission to “undo food” by helping people grow food at home and learn about where their food comes from.

DuPont Nutrition & Health Advances Global Leadership Role in Sustainability
DuPont Nutrition & Health Advances Global Leadership Role in Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Rising to meet the challenges of achieving global sustainable development is expected to require all the major stakeholders around the world to work together. DuPont Nutrition & Health is among this group that aims to make a greater impact on the food and beverage industry value chain.

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Trending: Commercial Food Waste Finds New Foes in Unique Co-op Model, Veolia Marketplace
Trending: Commercial Food Waste Finds New Foes in Unique Co-op Model, Veolia Marketplace

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Food waste is the single largest waste stream lost to disposal and is the leading cause of methane emissions from landfills. While many communities have successfully implemented curbside organics collection, the non-residential sector loses more than 70 percent of food waste to disposal, according to the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO).

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