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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.

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.

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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.

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).

BASF joins "ZERO by 40" initiative to end malaria
BASF joins "ZERO by 40" initiative to end malaria

PRESS RELEASE - London: 18 April 2018 -Today, at the London Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, the world’s leading Crop Protection companies announce their commitment to support the research, development and supply of innovative products to save lives and help eradicate malaria by 2040.

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New Evidence Suggests That Sustainability Standards Drive Action
New Evidence Suggests That Sustainability Standards Drive Action

WALKING THE TALK - New evidence suggests that sustainability standards are drivers of the adoption and improvement of corporate practices. Its welcome news following CDP’s recent examination of the gap between corporate intentions and action on tackling climate-related risks.

Trending: More Startups Revolutionizing the Food Industry
Trending: More Startups Revolutionizing the Food Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Everyone’s gotta eat – and it makes for a big industry. Globally, food and agriculture is a $7.8 trillion industry. Its also growing (pun intended): global investments in the food and agriculture sector have grown three-fold since 2004 and, according to McKinsey, on average have demonstrated higher returns to shareholders than other sectors. In the US, agriculture, food and related industries generated 5.5% of the country’s GDP at $992 billion, $137 billion of that coming directly from US farms.

Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business
Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business

BUSINESS CASE - Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Fast Co's World-Changing Ideas Winners Build Empathy, EVs; Repurpose Guns, Flowers
Fast Co's World-Changing Ideas Winners Build Empathy, EVs; Repurpose Guns, Flowers

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - For the second year, Fast Company is celebrating businesses, policies, and nonprofits that are poised help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future with its World Changing Ideas Awards. From melted down guns to nitrogen-producing microbes, there’s quite a bit of variety among 2018’s twelve winners.

Report: Pollinator Decline Threatening Supply Chains, Especially Cocoa
Report: Pollinator Decline Threatening Supply Chains, Especially Cocoa

SUPPLY CHAIN - Shortages of raw materials, lower crop quality, and less secure supply are just some of the challenges companies may face due to an emerging pollination deficit – and businesses are largely unaware of the risks, according to a new report by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative. Around three quarters of food crops depend on pollination, making pollinators worth up to $577 billion annually, of which half comes from wild pollinators. However, pollinator populations are declining rapidly, with more than a third of wild bee and butterfly species facing local extinction.

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Counter Culture Coffee, Twin Release Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Coffee Farmers
Counter Culture Coffee, Twin Release Climate Adaptation Toolkit for Coffee Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Climate change is predicted to reduce the amount of arable land suitable for growing coffee by 50% by 2050. Climatic changes are already impacting coffee production around the world, threatening the global supply, and the endangering the livelihoods of the 25 million families who depend on its production.

Greater Linkages Needed to Secure Global Food Supply Chain
Greater Linkages Needed to Secure Global Food Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Imagine that your local market stall or supermarket aisle is devoid of staple foodstuffs such as maize, apples and bananas, let alone more ‘exotic’ and luxury products such as chili peppers or hazelnuts (the key ingredient of Nutella, which recently caused havoc in Intermarché supermarkets in France when consumers clambered to buy jars of the cocoa hazelnut spread, which were being offered at a 70 percent discount).

Trust In Food™, a Farm Journal Media Platform, Named Media Partner of SB’18 Vancouver, the Global Flagship Conference of Sustainable Brands
Trust In Food™, a Farm Journal Media Platform, Named Media Partner  of SB’18 Vancouver, the Global Flagship Conference of Sustainable Brands

PRESS RELEASE - Lenexa, Kan. (April 4, 2018)—Farm Journal Media’s Trust In Food™ platform (www.TrustInFood.com) has been named a media partner of SB’18 Vancouver. The global flagship conference of Sustainable Brands will take place June 4–7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. Along with other media partners of the conference, including Scientific American and Innovation & Tech Today, Trust In Food™ will provide its growing audience of food-system leaders with news and insights from the experts and businesses putting sustainability first in food, agriculture, technology and other industries.

Trending: Dutch Task Force, Startups Among Latest to Join Food Waste Fight
Trending: Dutch Task Force, Startups Among Latest to Join Food Waste Fight

WASTE NOT - As much as one third of the world’s food is being wasted. The United States alone wastes roughly 63 million tons, or $218 billion, of food annually. As awareness of this issue has grown over in recent years, a variety of initiatives have taken root.

Danone successfully issues a pioneer €300m social bond continuing to invest for sustainable value for all
Danone successfully issues a pioneer €300m social bond continuing to invest for sustainable value for all

PRESS RELEASE - Danone today announces the successful launch of a €300 million bond to finance and refinance projects that include positive social impacts. This innovative Social Bond is the first to be issued by a multinational aligned with the new Social Bond Principles, as set out in June 2017 by the International Capital Market Association. A few weeks after the integration of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) criteria in the payable margin of its €2bn syndicated loan, this pioneering bond issuance continues to support Danone’s long-term ambition to leading the way to creating and sharing sustainable value. It attracted significant appetite from investors focused on ESG and was subscribed at attractive market conditions.

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Trending: Sustainable Cocoa for an Ethical Easter?
Trending: Sustainable Cocoa for an Ethical Easter?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The week surrounding Easter has the highest consumption of chocolate in the year. For environmentalists, it can be a bitter reminder that many of the world’s primary regions for growing cocoa are experiencing dramatic decline in forest cover as land is cleared for agriculture. Cocoa is the top driver of deforestation in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire; countries that also rank 1st and 3rd for the highest rates of deforestation in all of Africa.

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