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Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches 19.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Timberland invests in regenerative leather ranches Deonna Anderson Fri, 06/19/2020 - 02:45 Regenerative agriculture practices have received a lot of attention in recent years, and much of the focus has been on food production. But more companies outside of the food space are figuring out how they can invest in or use regenerative practices in the supply chain for their products.  One of those companies is Timberland, which in late May announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a nonprofit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands. The move comes on the heels of Timberland's announcing a collaboration with Other Half Processing , which sources hides from Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed regenerative ranches, to build a more responsible leather supply chain. The new partnership with the Savory Institute is two-pronged. One of those prongs is Timberland’s move to co-fund the Savory Institute’s ecological outcome verification (EOV) programs on all ranches within the Thousand ...
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Inside Cargill’s experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration 15.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Inside Cargill’s experiment to pay farmers for carbon sequestration Heather Clancy Mon, 06/15/2020 - 00:15 Over the past year, agricultural commodities giant Cargill stepped up its global sustainability initiatives substantially, with a series of programs created to support its science-based target of reducing supply chain emissions by 30 percent by 2030.  Like many other food companies, it’s dedicating resources to promoting regenerative agricultural practices among the farmers and seeking ways that farms can profit from their efforts to sequester carbon dioxide. That’s the backstory behind its relationship with the Soil & Water Outcomes Fund , a program intended to support farmers who design and implement initiatives aimed at improving water quality and mitigating flooding and runoff, increasing carbon sequestration, reducing emissions from on-farm operations, and creating or protecting habitat. These include practices such as planting cover crops, reducing tillage and preserving edge-of-field ...
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The decarbonization promise of indoor agriculture is still in the seed stage 22.5.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The decarbonization promise of indoor agriculture is still in the seed stage Jim Giles Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:18 Here’s a tale of two chefs. Both are based in the Midwest and both are preparing a Caesar salad. One uses lettuce shipped from where much of our lettuce is grown: The fields around Monterey, California. The other sources her greens from a nearby indoor farm. Out in Monterey, the farmer used diesel-powered machinery, pumped water, fertilizer and pesticides. At the indoor farm, precision systems provided the lettuce with exactly the amount of water and nutrients the crop requires — and no more. The pickers in California discarded lettuces that didn’t look perfect. That wasn't an issue indoors: Conditions are so well controlled that almost all the crop met consumers’ exacting standards. Finally, when the crop was packed and ready, the indoor farmer drove 20 miles or so to drop the lettuce at our chef’s restaurant. The Monterey produce had to travel 2,000 miles. Which chef is preparing the more ...
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Will COVID-19 help save small slaughterhouses? 20.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As laborers for the Big Four meatpackers fall ill, small slaughterhouses see unprecedented demand.
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6 resources to help navigate the COVID-19 crisis 29.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
Because everyone can use some extra help and additional perspective right now.
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Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities 24.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy.
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What happens to corporate sustainability amid the COVID-19 crisis? Some reflections 21.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Leaders from Amazon, Danone, Salesforce, Mars, General Mills and others share how plans have changed and where they’re holding firm.
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PepsiCo CSO: We can’t ‘lose sight’ of the long-term crisis 20.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Simon Lowden on the company’s new science-based commitment, food security amid COVID-19, and why key climate action partnerships are stronger than ever.
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Episode 216: Commemorating Earth Day amid the pandemic 17.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Leaders from Archer Daniels Midland, Danone, Herman Miller, Mars, Perdue and more share how their companies are marking the 50th anniversary, while keeping their sights firmly focused on addressing COVID-19.
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Addressing the social impacts of our food system 16.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
U.S. farmworkers face a slew of social, economic and political challenges that have caused a decades-long farmworker shortage. Here's how brands such as Alter Ego, Clif Bar, Driscoll's, Kuli Kuli and Philz Coffee are stepping in.
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This is agtech's fertile future 2.4.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The hunger for alternative protein and non-synthetic approaches to cultivation are inspiring new innovation recipes for animal health and aquaculture.
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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Cowboys, Impossible Whoppers and the stories that sell food 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Plant-based burger ads offer a new twist on the cowboy icon while perpetuating industrial food culture.
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Sodexo doubles down on food recovery as clients shut doors amid pandemic 26.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With school closures and companies mandating employees to work from home, the facilities management company's food waste reduction efforts have even more relevance.
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Former Unilever president bites into plant-based protein 12.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
LiveKindly, initially focused on alternatives to chicken, plans U.S. launch by the fourth quarter.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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Cargill's Jill Kolling on partnering with farmers to build more sustainable food systems 4.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Jill Kolling, vice president of global sustainability at Cargill, says that it's important for the farmers and ranchers it works with to be able to withstand the impacts of climate change. "Resiliency is important for our business as a whole," Kolling says. "Nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way is now our purpose at Cargill."
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How Main Street Project creates healthier farms and stable economics for farmers 22.2.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
It’s not enough to just blame Big Ag. We need to create new ways of thinking and doing when it comes to food production.
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Episode 208: Humanizing supply chains, from food waste to household cleanser 21.2.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Plus, outtakes from this week's interview with Maria Pope, CEO of Portland General Electric.
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Cargill's Ruth Kimmelshue on resilience and regeneration in our food system 20.2.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Cargill's Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of Business Operations & Supply Chain, Ruth Kimmelshue, discusses the integration of sustainability and supply chain at one of the largest agricultural companies in the world.
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