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Category: Food Systems :: Global Food System
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Mars Food moves North American HQ to Goose Island 22.9.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Mars Food is opening a new North American headquarters in Chicago’s Goose Island neighborhood, according to the company. Mars Food, a business unit of Mars Inc., previously based its North American business in Los Angeles. The new 20,000-square-foot office, located on West Blackhawk Street, ...
Can farmed fish save aquaculture? 14.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This is the fastest growing segment of agriculture, and it answers the needs both to make more and use less.
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Nestle, Coca-Cola top list of companies disclosing water risk 14.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ceres says it's time to 'radically rethink' water risk, as investors push for a 'waterproof' agriculture sector.
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Man leaves corporate job to start food truck 11.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — At 3:30 in the afternoon, with the sun shining high in a bright blue late summer sky and ducks gliding placidly across Freshwater Pond in the heart of Thompsonville, Brett Johnson gets to work in his 18-by-8½-foot portable office — his food truck. Soundtracked by the steady hum of a generator, […]
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'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers 10.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
'Big Chicken': The medical mystery that traced back to slaughterhouse workers
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'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers 10.9.2017 NPR Health Science
In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.
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ADVISORY: Major Food Loss and Waste Announcements Expected at Champions 12.3 Event in NYC 8.9.2017 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: Major Food Loss and Waste Announcements Expected at Champions 12.3 Event in NYC NEW YORK (September 8, 2017)–Food loss and waste is a big contributor to climate change and costs the global economy $940 billion each year. What progress have companies and governments made toward meeting SDG Target 12.3 to halve food waste and reduce food loss by 2030? Join Champions 12.3’s Dave Lewis (Group Chief Executive, Tesco), Rajiv Shah (President, The Rockefeller Foundation), Esben Lunde Larsen... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
A black food historian explores his bittersweet connection to Robert E. Lee 5.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Michael Twitty's enslaved ancestors witnessed the Confederate general's surrender, the significance of which weaves through his new memoir as he seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans.
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How Cargill's employee summit put sustainability on the menu 5.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How does a company inspire and empower employees to embrace — and help shape — its sustainability strategy? Cargill created a pretty good recipe.
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A Black Food Historian Explores His Bittersweet Connection To Robert E. Lee 5.9.2017 NPR News
Michael Twitty's enslaved ancestors witnessed the Confederate general's surrender, the significance of which weaves through his new memoir as he seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans.
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Food revolution in aisle seven: Amazon will be a game changer 2.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

We are in the age of mass personalization. With its bid for Whole Foods, Amazon is bringing mass personalization to the food system and upsetting the order that has reigned since the end of World War II.
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Dole, the world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable company, is stepping back from Southland 30.8.2017 LA Times: Business

Dole Food Co. is planning to sell its sprawling corporate headquarters and uproot its strawberry operations in Southern California as it seeks to sweeten its books ahead of yet another public stock offering.

The world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable company, owned by Los Angeles billionaire...

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Dole's future won't include Southern California headquarters, berry farms 30.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Dole Food Co. is planning to sell its sprawling corporate headquarters and uproot its strawberry operations in Southern California as it seeks to sweeten its books ahead of yet another public stock offering.

The world’s largest fresh fruit and vegetable company, owned by Los Angeles billionaire...

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Unilever, Nestle and other food giants team on blockchain 29.8.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
New consortium centers on food safety and builds on a Walmart project started last year in China.
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AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp 27.8.2017 Washington Post: World
It’s been called the orangutan capital of the world, but the great apes in Indonesia’s Tripa peat forest on the island of Sumatra are under threat by palm oil plantations that have gobbled up thousands of acres of land to make room for trees that produce the most consumed vegetable oil on the planet.
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How to build a strong local food system 26.8.2017 TreeHugger
It goes beyond farmers' markets and CSA shares.
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Cargill Invests in Startup That Grows 'Clean Meat' From Cells 23.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Cargill, one of the world’s largest producers of beef and poultry, has taken a stake in a startup developing technology to grow meat from self-reproducing animal cells.
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Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms? 22.8.2017 NPR News
Walmart has promised big cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases. To meet that goal, though, the giant retailer may have to persuade farmers to use less fertilizer. It won't be easy.
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The Secret to Better Burgers? Lots of Flies. 19.8.2017 Mother Jones
Why aren’t we feeding bugs to Animals?
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Farm-to-School Movement Fights for a Foothold in Corn Belt Cafeterias 18.8.2017 Truthout.com
As the movement for a local and ethical food system continues to gain traction, school food is slowly but surely becoming a focus in the fight for change.  School districts serve lunch to 30.4 million students a day through the USDA's National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP provides cash subsidies and USDA foods to enrolled schools, which in turn provide free and low-cost meals for qualifying students. In total, meals served through the NSLP amount to as many as 5 billion per year . Due to the program's scale and the influence of Big Ag interests, the lion's share of food served through the NSLP has typically been sourced from large-scale producers, transported from afar and heavily processed. The resulting meals are often less than nutritious. In 2009, the ground beef the USDA bought from five major meatpackers and distributed through the program failed to meet the quality standards of most fast food restaurants. But two initiatives, the farm-to-school movement and the Good Food Purchasing Policy ...
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