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Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential
Beyond Burgers: Eating Insects Is Just One Small Part of Their Potential

WASTE NOT - Asking Westerners “Would you eat bugs to save the planet?” makes for great headlines — but it only scratches the surface of how bugs can help solve global challenges. Essentially, insects such as black soldier flies are a quintessential addition to a circular economy.

Dole-Future Food Institute Study Identifies Key Contributors to Global Nutrition Inequality
Dole-Future Food Institute Study Identifies Key Contributors to Global Nutrition Inequality

WALKING THE TALK - ‘Nutrition Unpacked’ combines quantitative data with the input of a broad range of experts and stakeholders to uncover the underlying causes of nutrition inequality and identify actionable outcomes.

Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide
Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

WASTE NOT - The fast-casual chain plans to scale both its geographic footprint and its pioneering reusable bowl program, thanks to a cash infusion from circular-economy drivers Closed Loop Partners.

Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time
Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Future Fit Foods’ line of nutritious, sustainably sourced, freeze-dried soups is the company’s first step in its mission to reinvent food from ingredients to packaging — and truly democratize sustainable nutrition.

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Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021
Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Italian sparkling wine and vermouth brand celebrates its 150th anniversary with a milestone that pushes parent company Bacardi closer to achieving its 2025 goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of its key ingredients.

Consumers Are Hungry for Regenerative Food Brands
Consumers Are Hungry for Regenerative Food Brands

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With shifting food habits, supply chains and levels of access to new information, today’s consumers recognize the urgent need to change how they eat. In order to meet the urgency of this moment, the new BBMG/GlobeScan report, “Radically Better Food,” outlines four imperatives for regenerative food brands.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry
Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

On World Chocolate Day, Remember – Our Choices Can Change the Lives of Cocoa Farmers
On World Chocolate Day, Remember – Our Choices Can Change the Lives of Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new campaign around World Chocolate Day aims to help consumers understand the exploitation that too often accompanies the farming, trade and production of chocolate treats — while highlighting the positive impacts of choosing fair and ethically sourced cocoa.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles
L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

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That’s a Wrap: Reducing Food Waste Through Smarter Packaging
That’s a Wrap: Reducing Food Waste Through Smarter Packaging

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - While packaging waste is a critical issue, it must be considered alongside the issue of food waste. Fortunately, advances in plastic food packaging are helping to delay spoilage across the food production cycle more sustainably.

Disposables to Reusables: Food-Service Businesses Can Save $5B a Year, Avoid Countless Environmental Impacts
Disposables to Reusables: Food-Service Businesses Can Save $5B a Year, Avoid Countless Environmental Impacts

BUSINESS CASE - Any product designed to be used for a matter of minutes and then thrown away is not a sustainable option, regardless of whether it’s made from plastic, paper, metal or plants. Businesses and the environment will reap undeniable benefits as the new reuse economy for food service gains steam.

Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson
Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

CLEANTECH - The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

Regeneration and Business: The Challenges of Implementation
Regeneration and Business: The Challenges of Implementation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Becoming a truly regenerative business might mean changing the shape of your portfolio — but this is not something to fear! Consumers want products and services that reflect their values and demands for greater sustainability, positive environmental impact, and both social and individual well-being. A portfolio that reflects this will be successful in the long run.

With Aggressive Expansion, Too Good to Go Doubles Down on Commitment to Address Food Waste
With Aggressive Expansion, Too Good to Go Doubles Down on Commitment to Address Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Beyond being the world’s largest business-to-consumer marketplace for surplus food, Too Good to Go is a movement. Not only does it offer a win-win-win solution for food, people and the planet — the company seeks to inspire and empower individuals around the world to take action against food waste.

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Tree Water and … Goose Droppings? Cheers to New, Creative Uses of Waste Streams
Tree Water and … Goose Droppings? Cheers to New, Creative Uses of Waste Streams

WASTE NOT - Asarasi has turned sap water — a waste byproduct of maple syrup production — into a delicious, carbonated beverage; and for intrepid beer lovers, the city of Lahti, Finland has turned the blight of local parks into a line of ‘Wasted Potential’ brews.

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches
Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

WASTE NOT - Food waste is catalyzing everyone in the food, waste and recycling industries to create new solutions and best practices to convert a negative into value for the environment and for business. Here are insights from some food industry leaders about efforts to reduce waste first, then recycle what cannot be eliminated.

For Peat’s Sake: Back to the Roots Equips Home Gardeners with Climate-Friendly Soil
For Peat’s Sake: Back to the Roots Equips Home Gardeners with Climate-Friendly Soil

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While peatlands cover only 3% of our land, they store 30% of the world’s soil carbon. And the popularity of peat in commercial potting soils means that peatlands, or bogs, are rapidly disappearing. Back to the Roots aimed to give conscientious home gardeners a solution.

Aleph Farms’ 3D-Bioprinted, Cultivated Steak: A Sustainable Future for Meat Production?
Aleph Farms’ 3D-Bioprinted, Cultivated Steak: A Sustainable Future for Meat Production?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Innovators such as Aleph Farms could change the meat industry for good: Your steak can now be grown in a lab — offering the same texture and taste of a conventional steak, without the environmental and ethical consequences.

Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative
Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - Solving the oceans’ critical challenges will require more brands to directly invest in — and get involved with — restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation efforts. Bumble Bee’s partnership with SeaTrees provides a replicable model for what that can look like.

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How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health
How Brands Can Help Reshape Post-COVID Public Life to Maximize People, Planet Health

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a recent webinar, representatives from PepsiCo, Vail Resorts and William & Mary shared lessons learned from preparing for our 'next normal.'

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