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Supply Chain

How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

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Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Mandates Supply Chain Due Diligence

The law is a direct response to the widespread, well-documented reports of crimes against humanity in the Uyghur regions — and the fact that the reactions from most global brands to the issue have been, to put it lightly, disappointing.

Collaboration, Communication Key to Scaling Sustainable Forestry in Supply Chains

In a recent webinar, FSC, Procter & Gamble and Stok discussed how companies can fulfill their role in the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of products derived from forests.

New Guide to Aid US Food Sector’s Climate Transition Plans as Investors Ramp Up Pressure

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Investors can use the guide to engage companies by emphasizing the importance of disclosing their full-scope GHG emissions and setting 1.5°C emissions-reduction targets — ahead of forthcoming mandates.

Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The microdistiller not only sources grains, fruit and materials from local suppliers — it repurposes as many byproducts of the distilling process as possible, in what’s likely one of the most scalable examples of circularity so far in the spirits business.

Tesco, WWF Tapping Sustainable Food Startups to Fast-Track Supply Chain Innovations

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The Innovation Connections accelerator program aims to fast-track vital food system innovations; Tesco is also calling on the UK government to help accelerate scale-up of late-stage innovations in food supply chains.

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Country Crock’s Cover Crop Whiskey Shows Benefits of Regenerative Farming Practices

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Kansas City distiller J. Rieger & Co. has crafted a one-time edition of Cover Crop Whiskey, made with cereal rye from local farms, to raise awareness of more sustainable farming practices.

Report Highlights ‘Wild Dozen’ Plant Ingredients Consumers, Companies Should Consume with Care

A new report by TRAFFIC, the FAO and the IUCN Species Survival Commission Medicinal Plant Specialist Group looks at 12 common, wild-harvested plant ingredients and their effects on local sourcing communities and ecosystems.

New Partnerships Putting Mycoprotein at Center of Sustainable Food Future

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. A new MycoTechnology partnership will scale production of mycoprotein and eliminate food waste in Oman; while Quorn and Drew Barrymore expand their partnership with a new educational series, “Myco101.”

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

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Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Reducing plastic waste is a winning issue for consumers. With so many examples of early success and ROI, there’s no better time to join the movement by committing to reduce plastic pollution and limiting the need for virgin plastic.

Startups Continue to Cultivate Alternative, Animal-Free Food Offerings

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Singapore-based Karana and Montreal-based Opalia both have the potential to lead the growing markets for lower-impact, cruelty-free food options.

Without Ukrainian Sunflower Oil, Iceland Foods Forced to Put Practicality Over Sustainability

Thanks to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the British grocery chain has been cut off from its supply of sunflower oil; the company says it must temporarily revert to using palm oil, which it eliminated from its products in 2018.

New Campaign Aims to Teach Cannabis Users Benefits of Regenerative Farming

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. While the herb is heralded as a natural solution for pain, anxiety and other ailments, conventional growing practices across the industry are far from earth friendly.

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When It Comes to Cotton Production, Sustainability Is in the Water

Through new technologies, data collection and third-party verification, brands and retailers now have the critical assurances they need to show that the cotton fiber in their supply chain is more sustainably grown, with lower environmental and social risk.

Organic Cotton Industry Still Sowing Seeds for Sustainability

As consumer demand for organic cotton soars, so does skepticism over the sustainability of the sector. The response must not be to retreat from organic cotton, but to invest more in supporting farmers to help them make the often-difficult conversion to organic on the ground.

Aleph Farms Reveals Plan to Replace the Whole Cow as Alternative to Intensive Cattle Farming

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Bringing to market cell-cultured collagen is the company's next step in a system-based approach to providing a sustainable alternative to complex animal agriculture.

Conquering the Grass Ceiling: Female Farmers Feeding America and the World

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, it seems only fitting to focus on the women working to feed our country. From raising dairy and beef cows to vegetables and other crops — women are slowly becoming the face of the next generation of US farmers.

Now More Than Ever, Food Companies Need to Show Their Work on Climate Commitments

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Detailed disclosure is critical in climate action plans. An emissions-reduction target is insufficient without baseline emissions data to compare it to; because investors and stakeholders have no way of knowing if major sources of emissions are going unmeasured, undisclosed and unaddressed.

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