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Efforts to Scale Regenerative Ag Bearing Fruit Around the World
Efforts to Scale Regenerative Ag Bearing Fruit Around the World

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week in regenerative-ag news, Heineken, innocent Drinks and Rainforest Alliance all revealed progress in scaling practices that increase resilience in food and beverage supply chains around the world.

Consumers, Brewers Taking a Closer Look at Beer’s Environmental Impact
Consumers, Brewers Taking a Closer Look at Beer’s Environmental Impact

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As Deschutes and Patagonia Provisions partner on beers made from regenerative grain, nearly 50% of beer lovers around the world say they will pay more for a sustainable brew.

Report: Food & Beverage Sustainability Plans Missing Critical Levers
Report: Food & Beverage Sustainability Plans Missing Critical Levers

WALKING THE TALK - A new Quantis report has identified several common gaps in company strategies that will keep businesses sustainability targets out of reach and five key priorities for companies to adopt.

This Partnership Is Set to Slash Scope 3 Emissions in the Meat Sector
This Partnership Is Set to Slash Scope 3 Emissions in the Meat Sector

SUPPLY CHAIN - New partnership between the Meat Institute and Supplier LOCT signifies a pivotal moment in the effort to tackle the climate impacts of our food system and offers a template for other industries to follow.

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More Companies Cutting Deforestation Out of Supply Chains
More Companies Cutting Deforestation Out of Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Barriers remain, particularly around data; but a joint AFi-CDP report finds 7% of companies assessed have eliminated deforestation from at least one supply chain.

Abillion: Fueling the Plant-Based Revolution from Platform to Plate
Abillion: Fueling the Plant-Based Revolution from Platform to Plate

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Abillion founder & CEO Vikas Garg shares insights and impacts from the app — which has become the world’s largest consumer-review platform for vegan foods and products.

Could GMOs Increase Global Food Security in a Changing Climate?
Could GMOs Increase Global Food Security in a Changing Climate?

SUPPLY CHAIN - While there are still unknowns regarding the long-term ecosystem impacts of genetically modified crops, their potential benefits merit another look before climate change takes an irreversible toll on our food system.

New Project Drawdown Strategy Will Engage Agriculture in the Climate Fight
New Project Drawdown Strategy Will Engage Agriculture in the Climate Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Drawdown Food will advance science and share insights at the intersection of food, agriculture, land use and climate change.

Regenerative Ag Practitioners Gather to Share Notes from the Field
Regenerative Ag Practitioners Gather to Share Notes from the Field

SUPPLY CHAIN - Thursday at SB Brand-Led Culture Change, a variety of stakeholders driving regenerative agriculture shared insights on demystifying regenerative ag for consumers, quantifying regenerative sourcing and creating resilience in cotton production.

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15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food
15 Startups in Mars’ 1st ‘Unreasonable Food’ Cohort Poised to Future-Proof Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Mars Snacking and Unreasonable Group will work with the selected rapid-growth ventures to scale their sustainable solutions in the first year.

Full Circle: Why Place-Making Strategies Are the Next Sustainable Innovation Frontier
Full Circle: Why Place-Making Strategies Are the Next Sustainable Innovation Frontier

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To unlock a self-sustaining, regenerative local system, an ecosystem of co-beneficiaries invested in the place and bound by a system of co-benefits is required.

Hellmann’s Working to Save Mayo (and Sandwiches) from Extinction
Hellmann’s Working to Save Mayo (and Sandwiches) from Extinction

MARKETING AND COMMS - The brand invites fans to ‘adopt’ one of four classic, mayo-centric sandwiches at risk of extinction to increase awareness of the importance of regenerative farming practices.

Could Lab-Grown, Hybrid Foods Be the Future of Sustainable Protein?
Could Lab-Grown, Hybrid Foods Be the Future of Sustainable Protein?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While the plant-based protein industry deals with growing pains, cultivated meats — and even a combination of the two — are waiting in the wings to help future-proof our food system.

New WWF Tool Tackles Upstream Food Loss in Supply Chains
New WWF Tool Tackles Upstream Food Loss in Supply Chains

WASTE NOT - The tool provides actionable insights for food growers and buyers to map their current loss levels at the farm and develop new channels to utilize more of what is grown.

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Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers
Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers

SUPPLY CHAIN - Waitrose is the latest retailer to partner with Tony’s Open Chain — a Tony’s Chocolonely initiative to end exploitation in the industry; while the World Cocoa Foundation launches a methodology for measuring household income and living incomes for farmers.

Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation
Cocktails for a Cause: Mission-Driven Distilleries Champion Conservation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Alma del Jaguar Tequila and Mutiny Island Vodka are using their small but growing footprint to protect jaguars in a volatile borderland and expand the potential of an underused superfood, respectively.

A Buzzworthy Solution: The World's First Government-Approved Bee Vaccine
A Buzzworthy Solution: The World's First Government-Approved Bee Vaccine

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Dalan Animal Health introduces the inaugural USDA conditionally licensed vaccine for honeybees, providing a prophylactic solution to safeguard the global honeybee population from lethal infectious diseases.

Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?
Is Misinformation Derailing Climate Action in Agriculture?

MARKETING AND COMMS - In this, the biggest election year in history, Changing Markets Foundation investigates the damaging spread of misinformation online concerning the meat and dairy industry and how it is influencing both policy and public opinion.

Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate
Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate

SUPPLY CHAIN - With major markets passing environmental and human rights due-diligence requirements, sustainable commodity sourcing may soon no longer be optional — and brands that have invested and built relationships with farmers will be the winners.

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5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry
5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

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